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Web Links & Online Resources

Welcome to our collection of online resources! Find information on a variety of topics on websites selected by our librarians. Use the filters below to narrow down your search, or check out our Explore Your Topic pages.

ALA Book Awards

News and listings of American book awards including the Newbery, Caldecott and many other annual literary prizes awarded by the American Library Association.

A wealth of Canadian-based information on everything from Arts to Employment to Sexuality. Includes a directory of online Canadian resources on disability.


Adzuna is a job aggregator that searches thousands of websites and brings together millions of job postings.

American Universities

A U.S. government guide to American post-secondary education. Search or browse by state, program, education level, tuition fees, available housing, varsity athletics support and more.

Artists for Kids

In partnership with more than 50 of Canada's most prominent artists, Artists for Kids brings together educators and the community to provide educational experiences and enrichment for thousands of young people while encouraging students to share their own artistic voice and narrative.

B.C. Archives Vital Events Index (Royal BC Museum)

Electronic index to British Columbia's historical birth, death and marriage registration records. Search BC Archives indexes to births (1854-1903), marriages (1872-1941), deaths (1872-1996), colonial marriages (1859-1872) and baptisms (1836-1888).

B.C. Transfer Guide

Research post-secondary programs offered in B.C. and use this tool to compare programs, admission requirements, and tuition. This resource is managed by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT).

BC Cancer

BC Cancer provides a comprehensive cancer control program for the people of BC in partnership with regional health authorities, and its mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care.

BC Centre for Disease Control: COVID-19

Information on the virus, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are suspect you have the virus.

BC Council for Families

The BC Council for Families envisions a BC where all families are recognized, respected and empowered to thrive. The BCCF develops and delivers support resources and training programs to professionals across the province that focus on prevention, inclusiveness and building skills and confidence.

BC Government

News, statistics, and tons of additional information about the government of your province!

BC Government Home Page

News, statistics, and tons of additional information about the government of your province!

BC Housing: Information for Seniors

The Seniors’ Supportive Housing Program in BC provides housing and support services to older adults, seniors and people with disabilities. The Program assists low-income British Columbians who are 55 years of age or older, and people of any age who have a disability or diminished ability.

BC Laws

BC Laws is published by the Queen's Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Legislative Assembly. This provides access to British Columbia's Laws, Acts, Regulations and Legal Materials.

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Online map of child and youth mental health and substance use services. Provides information on services directly from the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), health authorities and community agencies. Only services funded by MCFD and health authorities are shown on the map.

BC Psychological Association

A searchable database of Registered Psychologists throughout B.C. The search form allows you to search by city, client type, area of practice, therapy method, and language.

BC Stats

BC Stats is the provincial government's leader in statistical and economic research, information and analysis. BC Stats can help you increase overall business performance by providing the information you need to make effective decisions.

Connects job seekers with employers in all B.C. employment sectors. is the largest job board in Western Canada.

BCcampus Open Ed

Open educational resources that can be accessed by educators to use in the classroom, in an institutional learning management system, or on other teaching and learning platforms. All materials are openly licensed - free to use, customize, and share! Includes courses and textbooks.

Better Business Bureau of Mainland BC

BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust. File complaints against, or search for reports on a company.

CBC Documentaries

Documentaries from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


Streaming content from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

CNIB: Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Research, information and assistance for those with vision loss. Their library now includes many electronic books.


Everything you need to know about getting immunized for Covid-19 in the Province of BC. Read more about the vaccine, the options you have available, and how to schedule your appointment for getting your shot or booster.

COVID-19 Resources for British Columbians

From Courthouse Libraries BC, information and links on housing, employment, legal resources and other topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Your Legal Questions Answered

From People's Law School, a list of common legal questions on work, home, money, consumer, business and court & legal services related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada Gazette

The “official newspaper” for the Government of Canada. Publishes all formal public notices, official appointments, proposals, regulations, and public acts of Parliament from all government departments and agencies. Public notices from various private sector organizations may also be published.

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

From the Government of Canada, resources for those seeking information on the economic measures introduced by the Government of Canada to support Canadian workers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian Business Network

Provides access to resources for Canadian businesses to grow and prosper, including information on government services, programs and regulations. The Canada Business Network promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, and provides assistance through a network of service centres across Canada.

Canadian Career College and Trade School Directory

A directory of Canadian Career Colleges and Trade Schools provides information for over 650 schools covering 140 cities or towns in Canada, sorted by province and city. These types of career-based educational institutions provide students the opportunity for learning a new profession or trade.

Canadian Children's Book Centre Awards

The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CBCC) has the best list of Canadian book awards! Link to the awards pages for lists of hundreds of Canadian literary awards.

Canadian Museum of Civilization

Virtual exhibits and information about all aspects of Canadian history, including the Fur Trade, First Nations, and World War II. Also discusses archaeology, arts, and civilizations from around the world.

Canadian Museum of History

The Museum of Civilization has a brilliant website on the First Peoples of Canada. Here you'll find information about First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples - their histories and contemporary lives.

Canadian Seniors Discount Guide

The Dealhack Canadian Senior Discounts List is the result of a quarterly survey of brands that offer seniors discounts. Every 3 months, Dealhack staff independently verify each and every discount on this list, as well as add more brands to the list regularly when they are found.

Canadian Toy Testing Council

The Canadian Toy Testing Council (CTTC) is a non-profit, voluntary, registered charitable organization, working for parents since 1952. Their job is to test toys' safety and to assist consumers with purchasing decisions. The Council assesses for design, function, durability and play value.

Canadian Universities & Colleges

The go-to student portal for international students interested in studying in Canada. Learn about life in Canada, job opportunites and which universities and colleges offer programs of interest.

Canadian War Museum

Take a gallery tour and learn about Canada's involvement in World War I and World War II. The virtual museum lists exhibits and programs of the Canadian War Museum and a history of military history in Canada.

Canlan Ice Sports: North Vancouver

Like ice sports? Drop-in hockey, figure skating and public skates, as well as youth hockey leagues, and hockey instruction.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge is a popular spot! Check out the Treetops Adventure walk.

Career College

Provides information on, and links to, career colleges located throughout Canada. Programs are grouped by subject area.

City of North Vancouver

North Vancouver City Municipal website and links to municipal documents and services

Guide to employment opportunities with Canadian local governments. Includes postings.

Civil Resolution Tribunal

The CRT is an independent online tribunal which resolves small claim disputes $5000 and under, strata property disputes of any amount, and most ICBC disputes.


Clicklaw provides legal information, education and help for British Columbians. Includes resources translated into dozens of languages including Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, French and more.


"Branché sur la literature québécoise et canadienne-française pour la jeunesse."

French Canadian children's literature site with information on French Canadian authors, illustrators and resources.

Consumer Information (Gov't of Canada)

This consumer information page provides easy access to a wealth of resources about your health and the surrounding environment - air, water, land, food and consumer products.

Consumer database of categorized consumer product reviews from a variety of news and trade publications. For everything from automobiles to washers and dryers, it ranks and describes all reviews and recommendations.

Counselling BC

A searchable database of counsellors, psychologists and therapists in the Lower Mainland and other BC locations.

Course Materials for Educators

From BCcampus OpenEd,a searchable collection of open textbooks. The curated collection aligns with the top 40 subject areas in BC. Many of these textbooks have been reviewed and vetted by BC post-secondary faculty. Textbooks can be read online, downloaded, and printed.

Courthouse Libraries BC

This site provides access to legal information resources and services, both for members of the legal community and the public.

Create a Resume on Monster

Thousands of employers and recruiters search for resumes on Monster everyday. Help them find yours. Post a resume today and make it searchable to employers.

Cyndi's List

Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet is a comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

Cypress Mountain

Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snowtubing in the winter, beautiful hiking in the summer.

Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Lessons

Specializes in providing people with a positive paddling experience and emphasizes safety and skill development. They offer hourly, daily, or weekly rentals, pre-scheduled lesson programs and tours & more. Operates full time from April – October, with limited operations the rest of the year.

Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA)

Information about their programs and opportunities for those with autism spectral disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, Downs’ Syndrome and many other developmental disabilities, and their caregivers.


Provided by the Canadian Bar Association, this is a library of scripts prepared by lawyers on a variety of popular legal topics.

Disability Alliance BC

Advocacy, programs, education, news and links to other BC and Canadian resources. This organization supports people with all disabilities to live with dignity, independence and as equal and full participants in the community.

District of North Vancouver

Includes local services, government, community, schedules and contact information.

District of North Vancouver: Bylaws

Bylaws of the District of North Vancouver. Look up a bylaw by keyword, bylaw number or browse by category. You can also use this page to report bylaw infractions or pay/dispute tickets online.

District of West Vancouver

West Vancouver Municipal website and links to municipal documents and services

Early Childhood Literacy: Storytime Resources

This is part of the website of Saroj Ghoting, an early childhood literacy consultant associated with ALA's Every Child Ready to Read campaign. Packed with practical ideas!

Education Planner

Provides access to post-secondary planning information for over 2000 undergraduate programs offered by BC universities, colleges, and institutes.

Elections B.C. Home Page

Information about provincial elections and electoral events. This non-partisan Office of the Legislature offers everything you need to know to register, research and prepare to cast your vote.


The Canadian government's guide to energy-efficient appliances, heating and cooling, and more.

English Language Learning

Impact North Shore offers a variety of English Language Learning services, including Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes, conversation circles, workplace language classes, and CELPIP testing. Specialized services offer opportunities for families, seniors, job seekers, and entrepreneurs to learn English specific to their needs.

Eric Carle's official website

Eric Carle-- the world famous author and illustrator who created the Very Hungry Caterpillar and countless other children's classics.

Exam Invigilation: BCIT Test Centre

BCIT Test Centre locations offer testing and invigilation services for students attending other colleges and universities, as well as BCIT distance education students requiring a proctored exam outside of their scheduled exam sessions.

Exam Invigilation: Invigilation Network

The Office of the Registrar at Athabasca University annually updates a list of Invigilation centres across Canada. This website lists exam invigilation centres in the province of British Columbia. The list includes fees, which are subject to change for each centre without notice.

Exam Invigilation: SFU Exam Invigilation Service

SFU Registrar and Information Services is registered with many institutions as an invigilation centre and accommodate most testing requirements including online and international exams.

Family Law in B.C.

Self-help guides with step-by-step instructions on topics such as how to file for a divorce and lots of fact sheets on other family law topics such as grandparents' rights, custody, access, divorce, child support, etc.

Family Services North Shore

Family Services of the North Shore (FSNS) is a not for profit accredited organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable social services to those who live or work on the North Shore. Features counselling and educational programs.

From The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch provides free access to 4+ billions names from all over the world. You can create an account and build your family tree online free of charge.

First Peoples' Language Map of BC

British Columbia is home to 203 First Nations communities and an amazing diversity of Indigenous languages; approximately 60% of the First Nations languages of Canada are spoken in B.C. Find out about these languages and cultures using this site.

Genealogy and Family History (LAC)

Explore topics, links, and related research for additional resources, including Genealogical Societies, International Archives, Canadian Archives and Libraries, & more. Use the Tracing Your Ancestors in Canada guide to learn about genealogy resources available at LAC and how to access them.

Google Arts & Culture

Travel the world and visit historic sights and museums from home! Google Arts & Culture is a non-commercial initiative that works with cultural institutions and artists around the world. Their mission is to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Gov. of Canada Programs & Services for Seniors

A federal government website for information and services. Includes topics such as caregiving benefits, health, safety, fraud prevention, services for veterans and advice for managing your money.

Government of British Columbia

Homepage of the B.C. government, with links to the various ministries and agencies.

Government of Canada

Get quick, easy access to the Government of Canada's most requested services and information.

Government of Canada Citizenship and Immigration

How you can immigrate to Canada, how to protect yourself from fraud and what to expect after you arrive in Canada.

Government of Canada Home Page

Your one-stop shop for all Canadian and government information on the internet. Includes information on filing taxes and getting a passport.

Government of Canada. Accessibility Resources Centre.

Easy access to the federal government’s financial aid and other programs including employment, housing, technology and workplace supports.

Greater (Metro) Vancouver Regional District

Metro Vancouver - 21 Municipalities, one Treaty First Nation and one Electoral area working together for a liveable region.

Grouse Mountain

Hiking and other great activities in the summer! Skiing, snowshoeing and outdoor ice-skating in the winter.

Health Canada

Health Canada helps Canadians maintain and improve their health. It ensures that high-quality health services are accessible, and works to reduce health risks. Includes information and services on consumer product safety, healthy living, drug and health products, food and nutrition, and more.


HealthLink BC develops, operates and maintains a comprehensive non-emergency health information and advice service to the residents of BC. They employ tele-nurses, registered dietitians, qualified exercise professionals and health service navigators.

Here to Help: Information You Can Trust

Looking for answers to hard questions? Find out about drugs & alcohol, body image, depression, stress, and healthy living in general.

Highlights Kids

Activities, podcasts, games and more! Wholesome fun that is built on the philosophy that children become their best selves when they use their creativity and imagination; develop their reading, thinking and reasoning skills; and learn to treat others with respect, kindness and sensitivity.

Housing Services: Seniors Services Society

Seniors Services Society of BC provides older adults 60+ with information and guidance on housing and support program options including tax assistance, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery and more.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world’s proven English language test.

Impact North Shore

Focusing on settlement and integration for new immigrants, Impact North Shore offers events, workshops, volunteer opportunities, employment and youth services, translation services, an English-learning centre, and a useful list of outside resources (including multilingual legal publications).

Industry Training Authority

ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades in BC.

International Children's Library

The digital library has thousands on international children's books - online! Chose stories from around the world, in other languages, or listen to one of the favourite classics.

International Credential Evaluation Network

ICES evaluates formal for-credit educational programs of study for people who have studied in other provinces or countries and determines comparable levels in British Columbian and Canadian terms.


Jbrary is a library of storytime resources for those of us working with children. Join us for songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and more.

Job Bank - Service Canada

Generated by Employment and Social Development Canda, Job Bank is Canada’s national employment service helping Canadians find work and plan their careers, and helping employers to recruit and hire across the country. Also provides labour market information.

Language Portal of Canada

Resources and tools for learning English and French. Includes TERMIUM Plus®, a terminology and linguistic data bank, as well as writing tools that deal with grammar, punctuation, typography, translation and vocabulary, quizzes, articles and headlines, and linkes to other language resources.

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

A national, non-profit volunteer organization that seeks to promote public awareness about learning disabilities through advocacy and education. Find informational resources about various learning disabilities, employment and education options for those with learning disabilities, and more.

Legal Services Society

MULTILINGUAL PUBLICATIONS The Legal Services Soceity translates many of its publications into languages other than English. Find multilingual publications on topics such as: legal aid,
your legal rights, and family law issues.

Legal Services Society

Find out how to qualify for legal aid, how to obtain it, and how to access legal advice and legal information services.

Library2Go - Children

Library2Go includes a selection of children's titles that are available as downloadable e-books.

Library2Go - Teens

Includes a selection of teen titles that are available as downloadable ebooks.

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

This unique centre offers visitors an introduction to the temperate rainforest and provides environmental education for the local community. Informative and interactive displays present information on the plants and animals of the temperate rainforest and global environmental issues.

Magic School Bus

The magic school bus is a favourite book, TV and DVD series. Now you can check out guided tours, games, and video clips on line!

Medical Services Plan

Information and enrolment forms for Medical Services Plan of BC and PharmaCare. B.C's publicly-funded health care system ensures that all eligible residents have access to medically necessary health care services and to eligible prescription medications, medical supplies, and pharmacy services.


An online portal that brings together information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Extensive info about drugs and supplements, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, surgery videos & more.

Mental Health and Substance Use Supports in BC

Information and links to BC Government services for addiction treatment and mental health support.

Resources for both employers and job seekers including career advice, resume help and salary tools. Job seekers can search jobs and apply online.

Mosaic BC

MOSAIC is a registered charity serving immigrant, refugee, migrant and mainstream communities in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley as well as throughout the province of BC and overseas via online programs.

Mount Seymour

Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snow tubing, tobogganing, and dog-sledding. Also find information about a range of activities in the summer months.

My BC Campus

Apply to BC universities and colleges online, or find out more about online post-secondary programs.

My Law BC (Legal Aid BC)

MyLawBC is a website that provides free tools to identify, manage and resolve legal issues in BC, including: Making a parenting plan with the help of a certified mediator, How to make a will, What to do if you are served with a court document, Coming soon: Child Support Mediation

My Shakespeare

Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with our full-text, interactive editions of his plays. myShakespeare replaces traditional footnotes with multimedia resources for the 21st-century student. Includes Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, and Macbeth.

My Voice: Advance Care Planning Guide

From the BC Ministry of Health, this guide and workbook help you complete an advance care plan that outlines your wishes about health care decisions in the event you are unable to do so. It will help you consider what is important to you, help you document your beliefs and wishes, and help you develop the advance care plan that best suits you.


Powered by the Legal Services Society, MyLawBC gives you the tools you need to identify, manage, and resolve your legal problems.

National Film Board Indigenous Cinema

Indigenous content from the The National Film Board of Canada.

National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada has produced more than 14,000 works, 6,000 of which are available free of charge on

Neil Squire Society

Assistive technology and innovative programs and services for those with physical disabilities.

New to BC

New to BC unites 10 public library systems in Metro Vancouver to help connect newcomers with programs and services in their community.

Newcomers' Guides (WelcomeBC)

Moving to a new country can be hard. You might have a lot of questions. The B.C. Newcomers’ Guide will help you settle into B.C. quickly and easily.

North Shore Community Resources

Provides legal information, support, referrals and advocacy services for residents of the North Shore. Also supplies Help's at Hand fact sheets and articles on over 200 legal topics.

North Shore Community Resources

Childcare information for parents and caregivers, information on volunteering on the north shore, including a listing of local volunteering job openings. Additionally, it contains a searchable version of the Green Book, the directory of north shore services produced by the NSCR.

North Shore Community Resources: Seniors One Stop

A non-profit society promoting the independence and well-being of elderly and isolated seniors as part of its mandate.

North Shore Culture Compass

An ongoing project to compile a hub of cultural assets within the North Shore Region. This tool is intended for residents, tourists, planners, and the cultural sector, to help build audiences, drive tourism, fill gaps, and encourage partnerships to better highlight our rich cultural diversity.

North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC)

Guided by the belief that all people are important to their community, the NSDRC provides programs and services dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities, as well as their friends and families, can participate actively as members of the community.

North Shore Emergency Management Office

The NSEMO works in partnership with the three North Shore municipalities to plan, coordinate and test emergency and disaster response services.

North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership

A coalition of 30+ agencies and institutions who support new immigrants. They work towards a vision of an inclusive North Shore where everyone has a sense of belonging and can fully participate economically, socially, and civically in our community.

North Shore Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers hot nutritious noon-day meal to people living on the North Shore, from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.

North Shore Mountain Bike Association

Check out maps of bike trails on the North Shore, find out about trail closures, or keep an eye on upcoming events.

North Shore Neighbourhood House

North Shore Neighbourhood house works with a number of other organizations to ensure the house is culturally inclusive and welcoming. Child care, supportive services, They offer programs for new immigrants.

North Shore News

Connecting North and West Vancouver since 1969, the North Shore News has evolved to become a valued community information source both in print and online. This resource provides residents of all ages with information on local opportunities, entertainment and relevant community information.

North Shore Recycling

Contains information on pickup schedule, drop-off centre, and various resources on recycling and reuse.

North Shore Restorative Justice

A peaceful approach to crime and conflict that seeks to address the needs of victims, offenders and communities by offering processes that encourage dialogue, reparation and healing.

North Shore Seniors Directory

A directory resource for seniors living on the North Shore. This publication connects seniors with resources for help with finances, health, housing, information, legal resources, meal programs, transportation and social, educationn and recreation programs.

North Shore Streamkeepers

North Shore Streamkeepers are volunteers who have an interest in local history, ecology, and lifestyle who are willing to be trained and spend their free time monitoring and improving streams and waterways on the North Shore.

North Shore Volunteers for Seniors

A non-profit society promoting the independence and well-being of elderly and isolated seniors.

North Shore Winter Club

Swimming, diving, skating, hockey, curling, tennis, squash, racquetball, and fitness training. The club also has Indoor activities like foosball, nob hockey, and video games.

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

A not for profit organization comprised of businesses, professionals, residents and other community groups working together to ensure a healthy economic and socio-economic base to benefit the entire community. Its mandate is to represent and promote the North Vancouver City and District's economy.

North Vancouver District Hall

North Vancouver District Municipality Website and links to Municipal Documents and Services

North Vancouver Museum and Archives

Contains information programs, collections, as well an extensive searchable database of online material associated with the archives, and a searchable artifact database associated with the museum.

North Vancouver Parks

Information on parks, park facilities, park attractions including horitculture and arboriculture, and includes informaton on sports fields, places to mountain bike, and park events.

North Vancouver Recreation Commission

Contains complete information on programs, activities and online registration. The North Vancouver Recreation & Culture (NVRC) Commission is a partnership between the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver, offering a wide range of activities for residents.

North Vancouver Recreation Commission

Find out about art, sport and fitness programs in North Vancouver including basketball, badminton, circus arts, dancing, fencing, golf, martial arts, music, racquetball, squash, ice skating, inline skating, swimming, theatre and yoga.

OPT: Options for Sexual Health

Sexual health information, support, and services for teens in British Columbia. This organization supports, provides, and promotes inclusive and accessible health care and education.

Office of Consumer Affairs, Government of Canada

Information on consumer rights, avoiding scams and frauds, making a complaing, advertising, and getting out of debt.

One Stop BC Business Registry

All the forms you need to set up your business in BC, including name registration, incorporation, GST, payroll taxes, business licenses and more.

PBS Math

Resources for parents teaching math at home. Ages 2-8. This resource makes learning math fun and engaging. Click on the age of your child for assistance specific to their needs.

Paivand Persian Community Newspaper

Published weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, distributed to the Greater Vancouver area, Victoria and Calgary. Their website contains links to other Iranian resources, news sites, Iranian online magazines, and larger Iranian newspaper publications.

Past Provincial Exams and Keys

Help students prepare for their upcoming graduation assessment by taking previous tests. Focusing on numeracy and literacy, assessments measure learning skills linked to curriculum and performance standards.

People's Law School

People's Law School is a non-profit society in British Columbia, dedicated to making the law accessible to everyone. They provide free education and information to help people effectively deal with the legal problems of daily life.

Persons with Disabilities Online

A Government of Canada website that includes “access to services and information for persons with disabilities, family members, caregivers and all Canadians.” Provides information on employment, transportation and travel, housing, assistive technology, lifestyle, and more.

Printz Award!

Someday your "printz" will come - and here they are! A listing of some of the best teen titles ever published in the U.S.

Red Book Online (BC211)

bc211 is a Vancouver-based nonprofit organization that specializes in providing information and referral regarding community, government and social services in BC, including resources on addiction, mental health, homelessness, disabilities and more.

Red Cedar Book Award

The Red Cedar is B.C.'s young readers choice award for students in Grades 4 - 7. Each year a list of titles are nominated in fiction and information categories and students have six months to read, write and vote for their favourite!

Residential Tenancies

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch for information, education and dispute resolution services for landlords and tenants.

RightsTalk: Students and Civil Liberties At School

Concerned about your civil rights at school? This site outlines some basic ideas and concepts concerning civil liberties for students.

Royal Museum BC Learning Portal

Explore a variety of topics through reading, watching vidoes, looking at images and listening to recordings. Content in both English and French. All content created by Roayl BC Museum staff.


The official site that provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA). For American companies, try EDGAR.

Scarleteen: Sex Education for the Real World

Ask a question, check out the message board, or read up on all sorts of sex and sexuality related issues.

Scholarships & Awards

Through the B.C. Ministry of Education, get help with post-secondary tuition and fees. Learn about the scholarships and awards available to Grade 12 students completing high school.

Scholastic Learn at Home

Daily activities and projects to keep the learning happening at home. Organized by grade level (K-9) and includes resources for parents.

School Finder

Information on admissions requirements, costs, programs, and contact information for over 600 post secondary schools.


Information about government programs and services for older adults. A one-stop-shop for information to plan for and live a healthy, active aging lifestyle. Included on the website are sections on health care, finances, benefits, housing, transportation and more.

Sesame Street

A standard in children's entertainment, the website will introduce you to all the famous Sesame Street characters.

Seussville Games

Funs games from Dr. Seuss! (some require Shockville software to play)Funs games from Dr. Seuss! (some require Shockville software to play)

Silver Harbour Centre

Our North Vancouver seniors’ centre provides information about the programs as well as links of local interest.

Sing Tao Daily Canadian Chinese Newspaper

An online version of Sing Tao Daily Canadian Chinese Newspaper in traditional Chinese and translatable into English.

Skilled Immigrant Infocentre

The Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is a free service to help you find the information you need to get a job in your field of education and experience.

Small Business Accelerator

Created by the experts at UBC Library, this resources offers vetted resources that enable BC entrepreneurs to answer challenging market research questions. Use the free tools on this website to structure market research, grow your business, guage market size or learn the latest industry trends.

Small Business BC

Small Business BC is a non-profit organization that provides one-to-one advice to people wanting to start their own business. This website has guides, forms, publications, interactive business planner, trade show information and import/export information.


Study guides for a variety of subject areas. Sometimes you don't understand your teacher, your textbooks make no sense, and you have to read sixteen chapters by tomorrow. SparkNotes is a resource that can help you understand books, write papers, and study for tests.

Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision makers.

Storyline Online!

The actor's guild sponsors this website with storytelling favourites such as Stellaluna and Sophie's masterpiece by master tellers!

Student Aid BC

StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, scholarships, and other programs.
They also offer programs for borrowers who need help repaying their loans.

Surrey Libraries - Family History

Discover your past, discover yourself! Surrey Libraries, at their Cloverdale Library, has over 5000 microfilms and over 3000 books in their archive. Access genealogical databases (at Cloverdale Library only): Ancestry, Find My Past World, Heritage Quest, Points to the Past, and Scotland Places.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The TOEFL® test is among the most widely respected English-language tests in the world, recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. Wherever you want to study, the TOEFL test can help you get there.

Teen Ink Magazine

An online and print magazine written by teens for teens. Submit your own work or read what others have created. Includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, reviews, art, photography, opinions, and sports.

TeensHealth: Info about Health, Growth & Emotions for Teens

General info on health, food, and fitness. Includes recipes for teens with lactose intolerance, diabetes, celiac disease etc.

The British Museum: Virtual Tours

A good source for information on World Cultures. Check out the cool virtual tours!

The Claremont Review: Literary Magazine for Young Adult Writers

A Canadian-based international magazine for young adult writers, age 13 to 19. Features an annual fiction and poetry contest with cash prizes.

UK National Archives

The UK's central advisory body on archives and manuscripts. Go directly to the Family History Research Guides page to learn how to find and use military records, wills, the census and a wide range of other records to trace your ancestors.

US National Archives - Genealogy

US genealogists/family historians main page for information, events, and research in genealogy and family history.

US National Archives and Records Administration

Archives of the nation's Federal records. Resources of interest include Census Records (1790 - 1940), Military & Immigration records & more. The site also offers guides and tools on how to use the Archives for genealogy research. Go directly to the Resources for Genealogists page to get started.

Vancouver Coastal Health

Hospitals, residential care facilities, and community health services in the North Shore and Coast Garibaldi area of British Columbia are featured on this Web site.

Vancouver Public Library

VPL has a comprehensive genealogy and family history subject guide with helpful links to material in their own collection as well as links and ideas for searching elsewhere. VPL also hosts free workshops on topics of genealogical interest.

Voter Information (Elections Canada)

Find your riding, learn about local candidates and learn how to register to vote if you are a first-time voter. On this portal, you will also find information about the accessibility of voting locations, frequently asked questions and backgrounders on the electoral process.

Westcoast Reader

A newspaper for people who are improving their English reading skills. The newspaper is published from September to June by CapU with assistance from the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Pacific Newspaper Group, publishers of The Province and The Vancouver Sun. Material is copyrighted.


Answers to all the questions you can dream of! If they don’t have an answer for your question you can submit it.

WorkBC: Jobs & Careers

Virtual information centre that provides access to career, training, and employment information resources and services such as labour market information, job listings, and educational resources that British Columbians can use in order to prepare for, obtain and keep employment.

WorkBC: Labour Market Outlook 2023-2033

From 2023-2033 it is projected there will be almost a million job openings in BC. This edition uses data from the census and the TEER system to assess the age structure of the population and labour force, labour force participation and typical education requirements of occupations.


Since it launched in 2000 with 15,000 jobs, Workopolis has always been the most popular career site in Canada. Today it features over 50,000 jobs a day.


Search over 100,000 jobs from thousands of job boards, employment and career sites in Canada

YALSA Awards & Grants

Award-winning titles written by youth aged 12-18, selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

YALSA Booklists

Find out about some of the best authors, books, films and graphic novels for teens, selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Young People's Press

Non-fiction and news perspectives written by youth and young writers between 14 and 24. Some of this writing has been published in over 500 Canadian and American newspapers.

Youth Health

Health info for teens from Health Canada. Covers a variety of topics including mental health & wellness, sexual health, substance use, bullying, cosmetics safety, sports gear and more.

Youth Services (LGBTQ Centre Vancouver)

Gab Youth is a cool place where youth can kick back, talk with friends, and meet people that have similar questions about sexual orientation or gender identity. Offers drop-ins times and other actitivies.

Youth in BC: Be Heard. Get Help.

Need to talk? Chat online or call a volunteer listener. This website also has info about stress, bullying, sexuality, mental health, and how to help a friend in trouble. Jobs

Job search tools, job postings, and great information on all sorts of careers from Service Canada'™s website.

neuvoo aggregates all jobs from employers career's website in order for candidates to find all jobs available in their preferred regions. neuvoo is a digital recruitment firm launched in 2011.

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