The “Music in Canada at 150 Wikipedia Project” is a multifaceted campaign which pairs the professional skills of librarians and archivists with academics, music historians, musicians, students and local music communities to increase the quality and amount of content about Canadian music in Wikipedia and Wikidata thereby increasing the accessibility to music heritage for all Canadians and the wider online community.

This project has been received funding from the 150 Canada @ York University Fund and the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia project page contains extended information about the project.

Music and Belonging in Canada at 150: A Wikipedia Summit

“Music and Belonging in Canada at 150: A Wikipedia Summit” is sponsored by York University and the Wikimedia foundation was held on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at the University of Toronto. It was designed to coincide with the joint meetings of the: CAML , the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan),the Canadian Traditional Music Society, and the Canadian chapter of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and more broadly, the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This meeting, open to Congress attendees and the general public brought together the project team, pan-Canadian edit-a-thon hosts, and the larger community for training , planning and discussion. This workshop was free will be open to 40 individuals. Check out the Summit page for more information.


Coordinated edit-a-thons will run across Canada from October 19th to 23rd to coordinate with Open Access week 2017.