These memory institutions have kindly contributed their digital collection catalogues with links for each item to their online collections. The Canadiana Discovery Portal can search all these collections at once to find all items that meet your search request including -- books, newspapers, government documents, journals, photographs, audio and videos.

The number of Contributors and sizes of online digital collections of Canadian content is growing, so check back often.

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec 

BAnQ is moving towards digitizing the whole of the published and archival documentary heritage produced in Québec since the 17th century, or of foreign origin and related to Québec.  more.... 

Canadiana has made approximately 1.5 million pages from its Early Canadiana Online collection accessible through the Canadiana Discovery Portal.

Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada - Affaires étrangères et Commerce international Canada (DFAIT) 

A collection of DFAIT Press releases and Statements and Speeches from 1949 to 1995.

Library and Archives Canada - Bibliothèque et Archives Canada (LAC)

LAC has contributed part of their MIKAN collection, a wide-ranging repository of Canadian images, covering many aspects of Canadian life between 1850 and 1950.

Memorial University

The Memorial University's Digital Archives Initiative (DAI) is a gateway to the learning and research-based cultural resources held by Memorial University and partnering organizations.  more....

Queens University

Metadata for several years of the International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering.

University of Toronto/Scholars Portal

University of Toronto and Scholars Portal have provided access to about 300,000 digitized books as part of their Internet Archives project.

Simon Fraser University

SFU has provided access to The Chinese Times daily newspaper, published in Vancouver from 1914 to 1992. more....

Toronto Public Library

A collection of images and photographs of Toronto and other Ontario municipalities to approximately 1950.

University of Alberta 

U of A has contributed access to their Peel's Prairie Provinces collection. It contains an online bibliography of books, pamphlets and other materials related to the development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection of many of these items. more....

University of British Columbia

The UBC contribution to the Canadiana Discovery Portal consists of the British Columbia History Digital Collections, containing historical images, diaries, books, newspapers, audio and video recordings, manuscripts and other publications.

University of Saskatchewan  

An eclectic collection of digitized items including poetry, Saskatchewan post cards, magazines, books, paintings and historical documents generally with a Saskatchewan connection.

Vancouver Public Library  

A collection of over 15,000 historic images, mostly of Vancouver and its surrounding area, covering many subject matters.


Member organizations of the former AlouetteCanada have made significant contributions to the Canadiana Discovery Portal on a wide variety subjects and in various formats, including books, audio and video recordings, posters, photographs and other images.