on issues related to rural and remote Canada.
Copyright/Permission to Reproduce
Materials on this Web site were produced and/or compiled by the Rural and Remote Canada Online Portal for the purpose of providing Canadians with direct access to information about the programs and services offered by the GoC.
The material on this site is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act, by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.
Information on this site has been posted with the intent that it be readily available for personal and public non-commercial use and may be reproduced, in part or in whole and by any means, without charge or further permission from the GoC. We ask only that:
Users exercise due diligence in ensuring the accuracy of the materials reproduced; GoC be identified as the source; and, The reproduction is not represented as an official version of the materials reproduced, nor as having been made, in affiliation with or with the endorsement of the GoC.
Reproduction of multiple copies of materials on this site, in whole or in part, for the purposes of commercial redistribution is prohibited except with written permission from the GoC's copyright administrator, Communication Canada. Through the permission granting process, Communication Canada helps ensure individuals/organizations wishing to reproduce GoC materials for commercial purposes have access to the most accurate, up-to-date versions. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on this site for commercial purposes please contact:
Some of the materials and graphical elements found on GoC Web sites are subject to copyrights held by other organizations. This is particularly true of sites that are jointly operated by a GoC institution and an external organization as part of a collaborative arrangement. In such cases, some restrictions on the reproduction of materials or graphical elements may apply and it may be necessary to seek permission from the rights holder prior to reproducing the material.
To obtain information concerning copyright ownership and restrictions on reproduction on this site, please contact:
Government of Canada Privacy Statement
The Rural and Remote Canada Online Portal does not automatically gather any specific personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would only obtain this type of information if you supply it by sending us an e-mail or registering in a secure portion of the site.
All personal information created, held or collected by the GoC is protected under the federal Privacy Act. This means that at any point of collection you will be asked for consent to collect your information, and you will be informed of the purpose for which it is being collected and how to exercise your right of access to that information.
The Rural and Remote Canada Online Portal employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. This software receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer that has contacted our Web site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We make no attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
The Rural and Remote Canada Online Portal does not normally use 'cookies' to track how our visitors use this site or to determine sites previously visited. The system will notify you before any cookies are used so that you may refuse them. (A 'cookie' is a file that may be placed on your hard drive without your knowledge by a Web site to allow it to monitor your use of the site.) You should be aware however, that external sites which may be accessed through this site may use 'cookies'. Information stored within a cookie can be read only by the web server that originally sent the cookie. Web servers cannot read cookies sent by other web servers.
Information on individual visitors is used by GoC personnel who need to know the information in order to respond to your request or to ensure the security of this system. We only share the information you give us with another government department if your inquiry relates to that department. We do not use the information to create individual profiles, nor do we disclose this information to anyone outside the federal government.
You should be aware that links to external sources are not covered under the provisions of the federal Privacy Act.
External Service Providers
In order to effectively operate its Web sites, the GoC occasionally uses external service providers. Such service providers are bound by a contract with the GoC to treat any personal information they receive in a manner consistent with the provisions of the Privacy Act.
If you have questions or comments regarding this policy, or the administration of the Privacy Act you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by telephone at 1-800-282-1376 or via e- mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rural and Remote Canada Online Portal provides general information and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice. If you feel you are seeking medical advice or feel that you require medical advice or assistance, please see your health professional.
Disclaimer - External Hyperlinks
The Rural and Remote Canada Online Portal provides a number of links to web sites that are external to the GoC. The GoC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the information provided through external sources. Users wishing to rely upon this information should consult directly with the source of the information.
Material that resides on the Rural and Remote Canada Online Portal is subject to the Official Languages Act and relevant Treasury Board Policies and is provided in both English and French. However, material that resides on linked external sites that are not subject to the Act is available only in the language(s) of those sites.