WikiWomenCamp/FAQ/Perspectives/Canada

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Flag of Canada.svg Canada[edit]

Vancouver meetup in 2008
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Differences in accounts on French wiki projects where users explicitly state their gender.
The Chapter and Offline Participation

Wikimedia Canada is the country's national chapter.[1]

Wikipedia

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikipedia was ranked the 7th most popular site in the country.[2] The only female Military History coordinator comes from Canada. One of the three female English ArbCom members also comes from Canada. In December 2011, there were 29,800 women of all ages from Canada who were interested in Wikipedia on Facebook.[3] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 6.7% of the traffic to French Wikipedia was from this country.[4] In the period between November 2010 and October 2011, 3.4% of all Wikipedia traffic was from this country.[5]

Articles on English Wikipedia

On English Wikipedia, there are 11 articles about roller derby leagues from Canada, and one article about Canadian women's basketball teams. There are 15 articles about Canadian women's association football clubs, and 101 articles about models from Canada.

List of Olympic women's ice hockey players for Canada is an English Wikipedia Featured Lists about women's ice hockey in Canada. This status is the highest assessment type on English Wikipedia for a list.

Wikinews, Wikiversity, Wikibooks

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikinews was ranked the 24,551th most popular site in the country.[6] There are no female Canadian administrators on wikinews, nor are there any Canadian women who are wikinews accredited reporters. A December 2011 search on English Wikinews for Women Canada found 137 articles that mentioned both words.[7]

In December 2011, Wikiversity was ranked the 35,123th most popular site in the country.[8]

In December 2011, according to Alexa, Wikibooks was ranked the 3,535th most popular site in the country.[9]

Canadian women perspective to free knowledge
Women in Canada
The Foundation

During the December 2011 fundraising appeal, one Canadian man and zero Canadian women were featured are part of the appeal. During the 2011 Summer of Research, the WMF hired eight research fellows. Of these, only one was female, and she was from the United States. There were four males from American universities, The other researchers included men from a Japanese university, a Swiss university and a Canadian university. There were no female research fellows from this country.