Canada

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Canada is a country occupying most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares land borders with the United States to the south and northwest. Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of additional provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom, highlighted by the Statute of Westminster in 1931, and culminating in the Canada Act in 1982 which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament. A federation comprising ten provinces and three territories, Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages at the federal level. Canada has 34 national parks, including the Rocky Mountains NP. The city of Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world after Paris.

Established
1931-12-11
Joined Commonwealth
1931
Capital City
Ottawa
Demonym
How you can refer to people from this country...
Demographics of Canada
Country motto
From Sea to Sea
Size
3854085 square miles.
Population
33487208
Population density
Based on figures from 2008.
3.2 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 219)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$$1,336 trillion (World ranking:15)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.961 (World ranking:4)
Currency Code
CAD
Country calling code
1
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Happy Birthday Yeah-Yeah-Yeah
5 years 12 weeks ago

So on this trip to Liverpool, we learned that Scouse is a stew.
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Blog entry Things You’d Never See in Vancouver Schools #12: 360 students per teacher
5 years 15 weeks ago

Vancouver teaching load = 7 classes of 30 students= 210 students
English teaching load = 12 classes of 30 students + 4 more Extended Project students = 364 students – add to this 30 tutees

Blog entry Allen the Family
5 years 16 weeks ago

walking-001If you have been paying attention to our past posts, we met a family (The Allens) when we were traveling in Malta and they were kind enough to offer a weekend with them at their home just south of London. Mika and Bethany were particularly excited to see their friend Caitlin, so we packed up and made our way to their home.

Blog entry Things You’d Never See in Vancouver Schools #11: Cutting & Pasting into Exercise books
5 years 16 weeks ago

This one has grown on me! Students here are given lined exercise books for each subject which are similar to bound duo-tangs. I am pretty sure I had these as an elementary student. Any papers or handouts given to the students must be cut & glued with a glue stick into their books. At first, I found there was way too much cutting & pasting. Classes here are 45 mins & teaching year 7s (11 years old) an “event” & then getting them to cut up & properly sequencing the timeline of said event drove me NUTS.

Blog entry Things You’d Never See In Vancouver Schools #10: Weekly Supervision
5 years 17 weeks ago

Here’s an example of how teachers in England have more work than those in B.C.: at my English school, I have a weekly supervision slot. On Tuesdays, I need to be at school 20 mins before the bell in the morning to supervise the Fine Arts wing of the school. I must return to do the same for the 20 min morning break, and, I must stand in front of a bus queue at the end of the day to make sure the kids get on the bus in an orderly fashion. So, this equates to roughly an hour of supervision once a week.