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Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography/Dictionnaire biographique du Canada (DCB) has been telling Canada’s story for more than 50 years, thanks to a visionary founding bequest by James Nicholson and to ongoing gifts from friends and supporters like you.

A world leader, the DCB is the first dictionary of national biography to feature “ordinary” people in addition to the canonical “movers and shakers.” It was and remains the only fully bilingual project of its kind in the world, thanks to our partnership with colleagues at the Université Laval. The DCB is freely accessible online, resulting in more than 1.25 million visits each year.To date, the DCB has published more than 8,700 biographies—and there are so many more stories to tell.

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Adopt a Biography

With a contribution of $1,000 (or $84/month), your dedication—in your name or that of a loved one—will appear in perpetuity on a virtual honour roll at biographi.ca, and you will receive a Certificate of Adoption from the DCB for your selection.

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