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The Royal Canadian Geographical Society is deeply appreciative of our partners and their contribution to The Canadian Atlas Online. Our partners are the Department of Canadian Heritage, TD Bank Financial Group and Microsoft

TD 150About TD Financial Group

Marking 150 years of service to Canadians in 2005, The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Financial Group. In Canada and around the world, TD Bank Financial Group serves more than 13 million customers in three key businesses: personal and commercial banking including TD Canada Trust; wealth management including the global operations of TD Waterhouse; and wholesale banking, including TD Securities, operating in a number of locations in key financial centres around the globe.

TD Bank Financial Group is proud to present The Canadian Atlas Online as a gift to all Canadians.

CanadaAbout The Department of Canadian Heritage

The Canadian Atlas Online project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online.

The three volumes of the Historical Atlas of Canada were originally published between 1987 and 1993, gaining immediate critical and commercial success, and quickly becoming essential works for the understanding of Canadian history and geography. As the volumes’ publisher, UTP is honoured to have been able to work with the Canadian Atlas Online project to make them available to an even wider audience.

The Royal Canadian Geographical SocietyAbout The Royal Canadian Geographical Society

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, one of Canada’s largest non-profit educational organizations with over 200,000 members, was founded in 1929. The first issue of Canadian Geographic magazine was published in 1930.

The mandate of the Society “to make Canada better known to Canadians and to the world” has not changed in 75 years.

Today, each issue of the Society’s magazines, Canadian Geographic and géographica, are read by over 5 million Canadians. In addition, we reach even more Canadians through our CG Presents and CG Kids television programs.

The Canadian Council for Geographic Education organizes programs to support teachers in the classroom. The Great Canadian Geography Challenge, our national student competition, has attracted more than 2 million student participants since its start in 1994.

The Society also offers studentships and grants to support university students undertaking geographical research projects. In addition, the Society provides funding assistance to Canadian expeditions.

A national program of lecture presentations is organized by the Society every year.

For more information, please visit our web site.

Microsoft CanadaAbout Microsoft Canada Co.

Microsoft Canada Co. is proud to have supplied the technology that has helped The Canadian Atlas Online become a reality.

Because it is unique, and unlike any other online mapping resource currently available, The Canadian Atlas Online required a complex and multi-layered system to support it. Canadian Geographic also knew it needed a reliable, foolproof system that would allow it to execute its vision for the atlas in a timely manner.

After considering its needs Canadian Geographic chose the Microsoft Windows® Server 2003 Operating system to help it build a secure, reliable platform for The Canadian Atlas Online. Canadian Geographic also selected its companion, SQL Server 2000™ software, to help store the massive amounts of data needed to make the atlas a compelling research and education tool.

Microsoft Visual Studio® development system was chosen to help developers quickly and efficiently build and customize The Canadian Atlas Online. Not only did Visual Studio help Canadian Geographic create the site, it also seamlessly tied the other Microsoft tools together, helping to make The Canadian Atlas Online a success.

University of Toronto PressUniversity of Toronto Press

Founded in 1901, the University of Toronto Press is Canada’s oldest and largest scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America, releasing more than 150 new titles each year, as well as maintaining an extensive backlist. Books published by UTP have won numerous national and international prizes.

Library and Archives CanadaLibrary and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) continues to build Canada’s national memory by collecting, preserving and displaying its documentary heritage. The LAC collection includes artwork, manuscripts, photographs, maps, portraits, films, music, as well as websites and government records.


The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a national, not-for-profit association that works on behalf of its 420 members to facilitate and promote the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy in Canada. Wind energy is an important part of Canada’s energy future, creating new investment and jobs in Canadian communities while also contributing to a cleaner environment for future generations. Established in 1984, CanWEA undertakes policy development and advocacy with different levels of government, implements a broad range of communications and outreach activities and provides educational and networking opportunities for all stakeholders.

Historical Atlas Online Learning ProjectHistorical Atlas Online Learning Project, University of Toronto

This project, based on maps and research from the Historical Atlas of Canada published volumes, puts Canadian history into an interactive mapping interface. Supported by the University of the Toronto and its Department of Geography and Program in Planning, and the federal Department of Canadian Heritage, the project is proud to collaborate with Canadian Geographic to bring this research to a wider audience.

Historical Atlas of Canada Credits

International Polar YearInternational Polar Year

This project/exhibit was made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada Program for International Polar Year.

Vanwell Publishing LimitedVanwell Publishing Limited

A large portion of the material on each namesake vessel was graciously provided by Vanwell Publishing Limited. Established in 1983, primarily as a distribution company, Vanwell is a family owned and operated company located in St. Catharines, Ont., on the southern shores of Lake Ontario in the Niagara Peninsula. It is a recognized publisher and distributor of quality aviation, military, naval and transportation books.

Canadian NavyCanadian Navy

Founded in 1910, the Canadian Navy celebrates its Centennial in 2010. The maritime branch of the Canadian Armed Forces possesses over 13,000 active members (regular and reserve forces), 33 active service vessels, and a cadre of support and teaching vessels. The Navy plays a vital role at home patrolling Canada’s three oceans and abroad participating in peace operations, emergency aid and anti-piracy at sea.

National Round Table on the Environment and the EconomyNational Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

The NRTEE was created by the federal government as an arm’s-length public policy agency dedicated to providing advice on innovative ways to simultaneously advance the interests of Canada’s environment and economy. Through 20 years, the NRTEE has become a model for convening diverse and competing interests around one table to create consensus ideas and suggestions for advising on sustainable development priorities and solutions. Round Table members have been distinguished leaders and experts in their fields from across the country, reflecting the diversity of Canada while bringing influential perspectives from business, the environmental movement, academia, the public service, and labour.

The National Round Table’s current research program, Climate Prosperity, and the work we are undertaking with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, underscore not just the imperative of this work but the vitality of a partnership between two organizations with many shared values. Together, we seek to educate Canadians and advance Canada’s collective learning and understanding on the economic risks and opportunities of climate change for Canada.

Climate Prosperity is a positive and hopeful message of us, as Canadians, securing our own future in a climate-changing world.

Forest Products Association of CanadaForest Products Association of Canada

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) works on behalf of Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers at both the national and international levels, representing industry interests on a wide variety of issues, particularly those related to the economy, trade, and the environment. For more information, please visit

The Historica-Dominion InstituteThe Historica-Dominion Institute

The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest, independent charitable organization in Canada dedicated to promoting memory, citizenship and identity. The Institute's mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada.

The Historica-Dominion InstituteAbout the Parks Canada Agency

The Parks Canada Agency is proud to have contributed to the War of 1812 theme of the Canadian Atlas Online project.

Parks Canada manages national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas on behalf of Canadians. Parks Canada is a proud steward of these heritage places and protects and presents them for the benefit and enjoyment of Canadians while ensuring that they remain unimpaired for present and future generations.


Established in March 1989, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) was created through an Act of Parliament, proclaimed in December 1990. The CSA is committed to leading the development and application of space knowledge for the benefit of Canadians.

The Calgary StampedeCalgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. The Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through its world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.


Shell has been active in Canada since 1911 and is now one of the country’s largest integrated oil and gas companies. Since 2000 Shell has invested more than $96 million in three main areas: Environment, Employees & Education. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Shell Canada employs more than 8,000 people across Canada.

The Canadian Arts Presenting AssociationThe Canadian Arts Presenting Association

The Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) serves the performing arts touring and presenting community through its commitment to integrate the performing arts into the lives of all Canadians. As a national arts service organization, CAPACOA engages in or supports research projects that can generate new perspectives on the presentation of the performing arts.