Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

March 03, 2011 11:00 ET

Minister Kenney Launches the Facebook and Mobile Applications "How Canadian are You Eh?!"

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney today launched a fun and educational Facebook application that tests your knowledge of Canada's history, values, symbols and political institutions.

The quiz can also be downloaded to mobile devices like iPhone, Blackberry and Android. The 20 questions are randomly selected from a bank of 122 questions, allowing the quiz to be played more than once.

"Download the app, take the quiz, and share it with your friends," Kenney said. "You might be surprised to find out just how Canadian you are!"

The initiative is part of an on-line resource called "A Fun Path to Learning" that was launched in April 2010 by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The educational tool draws from material in the popular new citizenship study guide Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship and aims to help students from grades five to 12 learn about Canada's history and political institutions through games and activities. 

The "How Canadian Are You, Eh?" application is a cross platform application that can be found within Facebook, at the iTunes app store, in the Blackberry app world, and in the Android marketplace. Links to the app can be found at www.citizenship.gc.ca/youth.

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Contact Information

  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Minister's Office
    Alykhan Velshi
    or
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    Communications Branch
    Media Relations
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca