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This presents current Canadian demographic, education, health and aging, justice, housing, income, labour market, household, economic, travel, financial, agricultural, foreign trade and environmental statistics. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
Discover Canada's social and economic past through the people, events and facts that have shaped this vast country. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program. Available Online
The Canadian Encyclopedia plays an essential role in providing Canadians and others with accurate, updated information about our people and country. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and international periodicals in full text, full-text reference books, thousands of full-text biographies and an image collection containing more than one million photos, maps and flags. The collection also includes images from Canadian Press. Available Online
Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws. Available Online
Welcome to Cantook Station, your HQ for French e-books and e-audiobooks. Cantook Station is a cloud based e-lending service that provides a wide range of materials in French for all ages and all interests. The collection includes books in translation as well as original works in French. To sign in and start borrowing all you need is your library card number and PIN. For more information check out the helpful Get Started Guide and FAQs.

Bienvenue à Cantook Sation, votre référence pour les livres numériques et audios en français. Cantook Station est une plateforme en ligne qui propose des prêts de matériel numérique francophone pour tous les âges et tous les goûts! Cette collection inclut des traductions et des ouvrages originaux. Pour vous inscrire et commencer vos emprunts, vous aurez tout simplement besoin de votre carte de bibliothèque et de votre NIP. Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez consulter le guide de démarrages ou la foire aux questions.

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Join the Online Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance, or Business Books Clubs and start reading books in your email. Each day we’ll send you a 5-minute portion of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. If you’d like to finish a book, stop by the library and pick up a copy. Every week a new book is featured. Sign up today and start reading tomorrow! (Service provided by Chapter-A-Day.com.) Available Online
Since 1974, CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario / Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) has developed clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Its work focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
Provides access to current Consumer Reports information. Available Online
Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, and some courses are free. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed. Available Online
Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You will get on-demand access to our full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels and enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily. How to use CreativeBug

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