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We Matter Campaign

Brother and Sister – Kelvin and Tunchai Redvers – share a vision of preventing suicide in indigenous communities by empowering youth through messages of hope.  Their goal is to help create healthy, vibrant indigenous communities where youth are connected to their land and culture, and have the resiliency to feel good about who they are.  Learn More…  (Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly. 2017-02-03).

Kelvin and Tunchai travelled to Attawapiskat, Ontario, and Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories, to share their messages with youth in those communities. They reached out to  A Tribe Called Red, Wab Kinew, Elizabeth May, Cindy Blackstock, and Ryan McMahon.

Within the first month WE MATTER CAMPAIGN reached more than a million people across CANADA through social media.

The Redvers belong to the Denınu K’ueFirst Nation. They were born in Hay River, Northwest Territories (population 3,600+).

Kelvin Redvers – Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker.

Tunchai Redvers – Indigenous social justice warrior, master of social work student.

Coronation Street – Canadian Connection

Corrie Crazy Canucks

Why so much love for Coronation Street? NOSTALGIA? Many Canadians have British ancestry, and many Brits live in Canada so the show provides that connection to family and friends. But Corrie fans are all across Canada, both Brits and non-Brits, so could there be another reason?

Canadians are Corrie Crazy. Could it be, in part, to a little known fact concerning Coronation Street’s direct Canadian connection?

WHO IS HARRY ELTON?

Famous People From Canada

Famous Canadians – BY LAST NAME

 Letter A 

  • Abbott, Scott
  • Abel, Sid
  • Acton, Keith
  • Adams, Bryan
  • Adams, Jack
  • Adams, Russ
  • Aglukark, Susan
  • Agosta, Meagan
  • Allen, Bruce
  • Allison, Jamie
  • Allison, Jason
  • Anderson, John
  • Anderson, Pam
  • Anderson, Melissa Sue
  • Andreychuk, Dave
  • Angélil, René
  • Angotti, Lou
  • Anka, Paul
  • Apps, Gillian
  • Apps, Syl
  • Apps, Syl Jr.
  • Arbour, Al
  • Arbour, Louise
  • Arcand, Nathaniel
  • Arden, Jann
  • Armstrong, Colby
  • Armstrong, Derek
  • Armstrong, George
  • Arnett, Will
  • Arniel, Scott
  • Arnott, Jason
  • Ashmore, Aaron
  • Ashmore, Shawn
  • Ashton, Brent
  • Atwood, Margaret 
  • Aubin, J-Sebastien
  • Aucoin, Adrian
  • Audette, Donald
  • Auld, Alexander
  • Avery, Sean
  • Aykroyd, Dan
  • Ayres, Benjamin

 Letter B 

  • Bachman, Randy
  • Bachman, Tal
  • Backstrom, Ralph
  • Bailey, Ace
  • Bailey, Donovan
  • Bairstow, Scott
  • Balsillie, Jim
  • Banting, Frederick
  • Barber, Bill
  • Barilko, Bill
  • Barrell, Kat
  • Baruchel, Jay
  • Bateman, Robert
  • Bauer, Bobby
  • Beach, Adam
  • Bee, Samantha
  • Belfour, Ed
  • Beliveau, Jean
  • Bell, Catherine
  • Bellows, Gil
  • Bennett, Max
  • Bergeron, Marc-Andre
  • Bergeron, Patrice
  • Berton, Pierre
  • Bertuzzi, Todd
  • Bethune, Norman
  • Bieber, Justin
  • Bisson, Yannick
  • Black, Conrad
  • Black, Jully
  • Black, Terry
  • Blake, Robert
  • Blake, Toe
  • Bochner, Lloyd
  • Bondar, Roberta
  • Bossy, Mike
  • Bouchard, Genie
  • Bourque, Ray
  • Bouwmeester, Jay
  • Bowman, Scotty
  • Boyd, Liona
  • Brandt, Paul
  • Brewer, Carl
  • Brochu, Évelyne
  • Brodeur, Martin
  • Brown, Divine
  • Browning, Kurt
  • Bruce, Dylan
  • Brueggergosman, Measha
  • Brugel, Amanda
  • Bublé, Michael
  • Bujold, Geneviève
  • Burr, Raymond
  • Burrows, Jackie
  • Bryant, Lucas

 Letter C 

  • Cameron, James
  • Cammalleri, Mike
  • Campbell, Colin
  • Campbell, Neve
  • Candy, John
  • Canyon, George
  • Cardinal, Tantoo
  • Cariou, Len
  • Carr, Emily
  • Carrey, Jim
  • Carson, Jack
  • Cattrall, Kim
  • Cavanagh, Tom
  • Cera, Michael
  • Chan, Patrick
  • Chante, Keshia
  • Chaykin, Maury
  • Cheecho, Jonathan
  • Cheevers, Gerry
  • Cherry, Don
  • Chong, Tommy
  • Christensen, Hayden
  • Ciccarelli, Dino
  • Clark, Terry
  • Clark, Wendel
  • Clarke, Bobby
  • Clarkson, Adrienne
  • Clayton-Thomas, David
  • Coates, Kim
  • Cochrane, Tom
  • Cockburn, Bruce
  • Coffey, Paul
  • Cohen, Leonard
  • Colantoni, Enrico
  • Connors, Stompin Tom
  • Coupland, Douglas
  • Crewson, Wendy
  • Cronenburg, David
  • Cronyn, Hume
  • Crosby, Sidney
  • Cullis-Suzuki, Severn
  • Cummings, Burton
  • Curtola, Bobby
  • Cuthbert, Elisha

 Letter D 

  • Daigle, Alexander
  • Daley, Trevor
  • Dallaire, Roméo
  • Damphousse, Vince
  • Daoust, Dan
  • Davies, Robertson
  • Davis, William B.
  • De Carlo, Yvonne
  • Delvecchio, Alex
  • Desman, Shawn
  • Dewhurst, Colleen
  • Diefenbaker, John
  • Dion, Celine
  • Dionne, Marcel
  • Dionne Quintuplets
  • Dobson, Fifi
  • Doherty, Denny
  • Domi, Max
  • Domi, Tie
  • Donlon, Denise
  • Doohan, James
  • Doug and the Slugs
  • Doughty, Drew
  • Downchild Blues Band
  • Down With Webster
  • Drake
  • Dryden, Ken
  • Dunsmore, Rosemary
  • Dupuis, Roy
  • Durance, Erica
  • Durbin, Deanna
  • Dusk, Matt

 Letter E 

  • Eastwood, Jayne
  • Eastwood, Mike
  • Eberle, Jordan
  • Econoline Crush
  • Edward Bear
  • Edwards, Kathleen
  • Egoyan, Atom
  • Eikhard, Shirley
  • Elliott, David James
  • Ellis, Ron
  • Emery, Ray
  • Emmitt, Rik
  • Esposito, Phil
  • Esposito, Tony
  • Evangelista, Linda
  • Ezrin, Bob

 Letter F 

  • Farmer, Gary
  • Fehr, Erick
  • Feist
  • Ferguson, John
  • Ferraro, Ray
  • Fillion, Nathan
  • Fisher, Mike
  • Fleming, Sandford
  • Fleury, Marc-Andre
  • Fleury, Theo
  • Foley, Dave
  • Foot In Coldwater
  • Foote, Adam
  • Follows, Megan
  • Ford, Glenn
  • Forrester, Maureen
  • Foster, David
  • Four Lads
  • Fox, Michael J.
  • Fox, Terry
  • Francis, Ron
  • Francks, Don
  • Franson, Cody
  • Frum, Barbara
  • Frum, David
  • Fuhr, Grant
  • Furnish, David
  • Furtado, Nelly
  • Frye, Northrop

 Letter G 

  • Gadon, Sarah
  • Garber, Victor
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth
  • Garneau, Marc
  • Gehry, Frank
  • George, Chief Dan
  • Gosling, James
  • Gosling, Ryan
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gowan
  • Green, Tom
  • Greene, Graham
  • Greene, Lorne
  • Gretzky, Wayne
  • Gross, Paul

 Letter H 

  • Hadfield, Chris
  • Haim, Corey
  • Hall, Glen
  • Hall, Monty
  • Hampshire, Emily
  • Hansen, Rick
  • Hart, Bret
  • Hart, Corey
  • Hartman, Phil
  • Harvey, Doug
  • Healey, Jeff
  • Henderson, Brooke
  • Henderson, Paul
  • Hennessy, Jill
  • Henning, Doug
  • Henstridge, Natasha
  • Hewitt, Foster
  • Hill, Dan
  • Hill, Lawrence
  • Hiller, Arthur
  • Holmes, Mike
  • Hopps, Jack
  • Horton, Tim
  • Howe, Gordie
  • Hull, Bobby
  • Hull, Brett

 Letter I 

  • Iginla, Jerome
  • Innis, Harold
  • Ironside, Michael
  • Irving, Edward A.
  • Irwin, Mark
  • Ito, Robert

 Letter J 

  • Jackson, Joshua
  • Jackson, Tom
  • James, Colin
  • Jennings, Peter
  • Jepsen, Carly Rae
  • Jewison, Norman
  • Johnson, Carolyn Dawn
  • Johnson, Molly
  • Johnston, Lynn
  • Johnston, Shaun
  • Jordan, Sass
  • Joseph, Curtis
 Letter K 

  • Kardinal Offishall
  • Karpluk, Erin
  • Katic, Stana
  • Keeler, Ruby
  • Keenan, Mike
  • Keeso, Jared
  • Keon, Dave
  • Kidder, Margot
  • Kielburger, Craig
  • Kim, Andy
  • Kinsella, W.P.
  • Kirshner, Mia
  • Kitsch, Taylor
  • Klein, Naomi
  • K’naan
  • K-os
  • Krall, Diana
  • Kreuk , Kristin
  • Kreviazuk, Chantal
  • Kroeger, Chad

 Letter L 

  • Lacavalier, Vincent
  • Lafleur, Guy
  • Laliberté, Guy
  • Landsberg, Michele
  • Lang, K.d.
  • Lanois, Daniel
  • Lavigne, Avril
  • Lawrence, Florence
  • Leacock, Stephen
  • Lemieux, Mario
  • Levy, Dan
  • Levy, Eugene
  • Levy, Sara
  • Lewis, Avi
  • Lewis, Stephen
  • Liebert, Ali
  • Lightfoot, Gordon
  • Lightstone, Marilyn
  • Lillie, Beatrice
  • Lilly, Evangeline
  • Linden, Trevor
  • Lindros, Eric
  • Lindsey, Ted
  • Linkletter, Art
  • Little, Rich
  • Luongo, Roberto

 Letter M 

  • MacDonald, Allie
  • MacDonald, Flora
  • Macdonald, John A.
  • MacDonald, Norm
  • MacInnis, Al
  • MacKenzie, Giselle
  • MacKenzie, Lewis A.
  • MacKenzie, William Lynon
  • MacLean, Steve
  • MacNeil, Rita
  • MacNeil, Robert
  • Madden, John
  • Mahovlich, Frank
  • Mahovlich, Peter
  • Maida, Raine
  • Mandel, Howie
  • Mansbridge, Peter
  • Marner, Mitch
  • Marshall, Amanda
  • Marshall, Amber
  • Maslany, Tatiana
  • Massey, Raymond
  • McAdams, Rachel
  • McBride, Bob
  • McCormack, Eric
  • McCrae, John
  • McCulloch, Bruce
  • McDavid, Connor
  • McDermott, Dean
  • McDonald, Kevin
  • McGarrigle, Anna
  • McGarrigle, Kate
  • McKennitt, Loreena
  • McKinney, Mark
  • McLachlan, Sara
  • McLauchlan, Murray
  • McLuhan, Marshall
  • McNeil, Suzie
  • McTaggart, David
  • Mehta, Deepa
  • Menard, Andrea
  • Mercer, Rick
  • Messier, Mark
  • Michaels, Lorne
  • Mitchell, Joni
  • Mitchell, Kim
  • Mitchell, Shay
  • Mitsou
  • Mochrie, Colin
  • Moir, Scott
  • Molison, Steven Cree
  • Monteith, Cory
  • Montgomery, Lucy Maud
  • Moore, Carmen
  • Moore, Greg
  • Moranis, Rick
  • Morgan, Michelle
  • Morissette, Alanis
  • Moss, Carrie-Anne
  • Mowat, Farley
  • Murphy, Annie
  • Murray, Anne
  • Myers, Mike
  • Myles, Alannah

 Letter N 

  • Naismith, James
  • Nash, Rick
  • Nash, Steve
  • Negraneau, Daniel
  • Nelligan, Kate
  • Nestor, Daniel
  • Niedermayer, Scott
  • Nielsen, Leslie
  • Nieuwendyk, Joe
  • Nolden, Michelle

 Letter O 

  • Oh, Sandra
  • O’Hara, Catherine
  • Okuma, Enuka
  • Ondaatje, Michael
  • Orr, Bobby

 Letter P 

  • Page, Ellen
  • Pagliaro, Michel
  • Palmer, Zoie
  • Paquin, Anna
  • Parker, Molly
  • Payette, Julie
  • Pearson, Lester B.
  • Pecca, Michael
  • Peregrym, Melissa
  • Perry, Corey
  • Perry, Matthew
  • Peterson, Oscar
  • Phaneuf, Dion
  • Phillips, Chris
  • Pickford, Mary
  • Pidgeon, Walter
  • Pill, Alison
  • Pinsent, Gordon
  • Plante, Jacques
  • Plummer, Christopher
  • Podemski, Jennifer
  • Polley, Sarah
  • Pospisil, Vasik
  • Potter, Chris
  • Potvin, Denis
  • Potvin, Felix
  • Priestly, Jason
  • Primeau, Keith
  • Pronger, Chris

 Letter Q 

  • Quantrill, Paul

 Letter R 

  • Rain, Justin
  • Raonic, Milos
  • Ray, Lisa
  • Redvers, Kelvin
  • Redvers, Tunchai
  • Reeves, Keanu
  • Reid, Kate
  • Reynolds, Ryan 
  • Rhea, Caroline
  • Richard, Henri
  • Richard, Maurice
  • Richler, Mordecai
  • Roberts, Gary
  • Roberts, John
  • Roberts, Rachel
  • Robertson, Lloyd
  • Robertson, Robbie
  • Rochette, Joannie
  • Rogen, Seth
  • Roy, Patrick
  • Rutherford, Ann
  • Ryder, Serena

 Letter S 

  • Sakic, Joe
  • Sarrasin, Michael
  • Sasso, Will
  • Schmirler, Sandra
  • Schultz, Albert
  • Schweig, Eric
  • Segato, Lorraine
  • Sexsmith, Ron
  • Shaffer, Paul
  • Shanahan, Brendan
  • Shanks, Michael
  • Shapovalov, Denis
  • Shatner, William
  • Shaver, Helen
  • Shawanda, Crystal
  • Short, Martin
  • Shuster, Frank
  • Silk, Anna
  • Silverheels, Jay
  • Sinclair, Christine
  • Sinclair, Jamie
  • Sinden, Harry
  • Sittler, Darryl
  • Sky, Amy
  • Smith, Gregory
  • Smith, Lauren Lee
  • Smulders, Cobie
  • Louis, Martin
  • Marie, Buffy
  • Starlight, Bernard
  • Ste-Croix, Gilles
  • Stratus, Trish
  • Stroumboulopoulos, George
  • Sullivan, Charlotte
  • Supernault, Roseanne
  • Sutherland, Donald
  • Sutherland, Kiefer
  • Sutherland, Rossif
  • Suzuki, David

 Letter T 

  • Taylor, Tamara
  • Tecumseh
  • Thicke, Alan
  • Thomas, Dave
  • Thompson, Scott
  • Thompson, Tom
  • Thorburn, Jim
  • Thrush, Michelle
  • Thunderchild, Ray G.
  • Tilley, Jennifer
  • Tilley, Meg
  • Toews, Jonathan
  • Tootoosis, Gordon
  • Tracy, Paul
  • Travis, Debbie
  • Tremblay, Jacob
  • Trudeau, Justin
  • Trudeau, Pierre Elliot
  • Turner, Kristopher
  • Twain, Shania
  • Tweed, Shannon
  • Tyson, Ian
  • Tyson, Sylvia

 Letter U 

  • Ullman, Norm
  • Underhill, Barbara

 Letter V 

  • VanCamp, Emily
  • Vandervoort, Laura
  • Vardalos, Nia
  • Vernon, John
  • Villeneuve, Denis
  • Villeneuve, Gilles
  • Villeneuve, Jacques
  • Virtue, Tessa
  • Votto, Joey

 Letter W 

  • Wainwright, Rufus
  • Walsh, Mary
  • Wardle, Graham
  • Warren, Estella
  • Waxman, Al
  • Webster, Victor
  • Winnick, Katheryn
  • Wray, Fay

 Letter X-Y-Z 

  • Yanofsky, Nikki
  • Yanovsky, Zal
  • Yates, Francesco
  • Young, Neil
  • Yzerman, Steve
  • Zegers, Kevin

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Atlantic Region of Canada

Canada’s Atlantic Region consists of the country’s four most eastern provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and part of the province of Quebec (Gaspe Peninsula) – and a small collection of islands and peninsulas stretching from Quebec’s eastern coast to the Atlantic Ocean.

The islands and peninsulas that make up the Atlantic Region form a bay known as the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The gulf connects the Atlantic Ocean to the St. Lawrence Canal – Canada’s busiest eastern port. Mountains, highlands, plains, and lowlands make up the terrain.

The climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Currents can bring storms, heavy fog, rain or snowfall and although temperature and rainfall can vary greatly within the region the ocean tends to keep temperatures on the mild side.

Atlantic Canada was the first part of North America discovered by Europeans. This region is home to 2.3 million people and is known for its distinct and proud culture – which evolved from a combination of French, British, Scottish, and Gaelic ancestry.

Charlottetown Conference Delegates, September 1864Halifax is the largest city in the Atlantic Region, an historic port city that serves as the region’s economic centre on the eastern coast of Nova Scotia.

Prince Edward Island, Green Gables, Bay of Fundy, Magnetic Hill, Reversing Falls, Peggy’s Cove, Gander, Charlottetown Conference.

Famous People from Atlantic Canada include: Sidney Crosby, Anne Murray, Gordon Pinsent, Alexander Graham Bell, Ellen Page, Sara McLachlan, Samuel Edison.

Anne Murray Ellen Page Sidney Crosby 1 2017-05-25 (Edited) Sarah McLachlan 29 July 2010

Green Gables House backyard

Green Gables

3 Distinct Aboriginal Peoples

3 Distinct Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations, Inuit, Metis

The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: First Nations, Inuit and Métis – three distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

According to the 2016 Census, more than 1.67 million people in Canada identify as Aboriginal.

Aboriginal peoples are:

  • the fastest growing population in Canada – grew by 42.5% between 2006 and 2016
  • the youngest population in Canada – about 44% were under the age of 25 in 2016
  • There are more than 630 First Nation communities in Canada, representing more than 50 Nations and 50 Indigenous languages.