Georgina Public Libraries presents these websites to help customers locate relevant, current and authoritative information on the Internet. The library regularly reviews and adds new websites, please contact the eServices Librarian Val Stevens at email@example.com to report a dead link or suggest an addition.
Ontario Government services available at your fingertips
The Official Road Map of Ontario
Official Ontario Ministry of Transportation Road Maps Recommended by Georgina Public Library customer
For Seniors about retirement, health & other life issues
Find information about federal, provincial, and territorial benefit programs and services for individuals, like Government student loans; Public pension plans; Employment insurance; Health services; Social assistance; and assistance for parents, immigrants, refugees, persons with disabilities, veterans, and others.
Ontario Consumer Protection
New consumer protection website offers Ontarians ways to be certain they are treated fairly in the marketplace. It also offers simple and effective tools to help consumers lodge complaints.
Easy-to-use information on Ontario's legal system including resources on: family law, criminal law, lawsuits and disputes, human rights, estate planning, tickets and fines, lawyer referral services and family law, in many language, is now available from one website.
Includes links to the Statutes of Canada. To view all Canadian statutes: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/BrowseTitle
CanLII - Canadian Legal Information Institute
Federal and Provincial laws and cases are searchable in this comprehensive legal resources supported by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
Provincial laws and regulations are available through this official Government of Ontario website.
Academic Info: Criminal Justice
This website comes Recommended by Georgina Public Library customers. it is primarily a Subject Guide to Criminology and Criminal Justice, although there is some online degree advertising. AcademicInfo was founded by a librarian in Seattle, Washington. For other criminology resources check out our Digital Resources databases.
Business News and Markets
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
Link to all securities markets operated by the TSX (TSX and TSX Venture) are available through this website. Company symbol search is available for individual publicly traded firms.
SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis & Retrieval)
Database of all legally required public filings for every publicly traded company as provided by the Canadian Securities Administrators.
Edgar (U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission)
Filings for all public companies doing business in the U.S. are available through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval (Edgar) website
Globe & Mail’s Globe Investor
Canada’s Globe & Mail website devoted to financial news and analysis.
Canadian and international business news with features from the Financial Post
print edition, including columnists and market news, as well as podcasts and investment planning.
Sources of Financing
Locate traditional or alternative sources of financing for your small business. Includes an extensive directory of Canadian financial providers, information on different types of financing, and tips to help you secure financing.
MortgageLoan.com Mortgage Calculator
Resource features over 100 different financial calculators. Recommended by Georgina Public Library customers, this U.S. based website also has free info on real estate finance rates and news.
Canadian Mortgage Trends
A popular and current blog about Canadian Mortgage trends adds a Canadian perspective to mortgage news and real estate finance trends.
York Region Online Business Directory
Local and regional information of business and organizations
South Lake Community Futures Development Corporation
Community based organization fostering job creation and business development in Georgina, East Gwillimbury and Brock.
Town of Georgina Business Resources
This site includes local demographics, maps, census statistics and associations.
Canada Business Network www.canadabusiness.ca/eng
Government services for entrepreneurs
Ontario Small Business
Government of Ontario official website for small businesses listing links to start-up, financing, licensing, registration, laws and taxes.
Small Business Trends http://smallbiztrends.com/
An online publication for small business owners, entrepreneurs and the people who interact with them.
Internet Public Library
The first public library of and for the Internet community.
Portal to dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, news headlines, search engines & homework helpers
CIA World Factbook
For timely information on countries and regions worldwide.
Visual Dictionary Online
(Merriam-Webster) When you know what something looks like but not what it’s called, or when you know the word but can’t picture the object,The Visual Dictionary has the answer. In a quick look, you can match the word to the image.
A comprehensive reference source that combines the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas, and several almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records. A single search engine allows you to search all these sources at once.
Search across hundreds of sites – including 200 years of newspapers, digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and content organizations – in seconds.
National Library & Archives
Canadian Genealogy Centre (now including the 1851 Census), the portrait Gallery of Canada, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online & much more Canadiana.
Library and Archives Canada Educational Resources
From genealogy to trains, Canada’s archives and library offers a fantastic virtual resource.
Virtual Reference Library
Canadian Internet Portal maintained by Librarians
The Canadian Encyclopedia
The comprehensive source of Canadian information
The Canadian Atlas Online
From the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. This is a mapping tool with great geography-related features, such as weather and Canada's natural regions.
Canadian Information by Subject (Library and Archives Canada)
An almananc of informaiton on many subjects of interest to Canadians
Atlas of Canada
Health and Wellness Resources
Your Health Care Options - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Using this site, people can find the nearest walk-in and after-hours clinics, urgent care centres, family health teams, general practitioners and emergency rooms by typing in their postal codes. The new service is being updated regularly, and will soon be expanded to offer information on all front-line health services in Ontario including Community Care Access Centres, laboratories and long-term care homes.
AboutKidsHealth Just for Kids
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto website presents a kids friendly website.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Website that replaces the The Canadian Health Network (CHN) to help Canadians find information on how to stay healthy and prevent disease.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario)
Committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families, and to promote mental health for all Ontarians, this website offers information, support links and policy research.
Dietitians of Canada
Canada’s professional organization for dietitians; their website offers the public a Resource Centre on healthy eating and food choices.
The Canadian Health Portal website closed July 2007, the official Government of Canada Department of Health website contains some of the same information.
Created to advance the well-being of Ontarians; the website provides health information, advice on healthcare, and current health news, programs and services.
French language health information and resources
Administered by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, this website provides information and education on sexual health.
Women’s Health Matters
Information, news and research findings on women’s health, diseases and lifestyle trends are made available on this site supervised by Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.
Living with Disabilities: accessible via the Canadian Health Network (CHN)
Canadian Hearing Society
Website that provides services, products, and information about hearing health and equity for people who are culturally Deaf, oral deaf, deafened, and hard of hearing.
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is a source of information for Canadians affected by vision loss.
Disability Resources Monthly (DRM)
Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet is an American based website aiming to improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help inform and educate about disbility issues.
Office of Disability Issues (ODI)
The Canadian federal government’s website working to promote the full participation of people with disabilities in learning, work and community life.
Together We Rock!
John Draper's professional website is not about music, rather it documents efforts to build communities that are accessible to and inclusive of people who have a disability. Check out his Resource section for interesting practical strategies.
A collection of websites geared to the Ontario curriculum.
Link to Learning
Linking to sites supporting the Ontario curriculum (K-8); useful
to teachers, students and their parents.
Ontario Skills Passport
What are Essential Skills? This Ontario Ministry of Education, Training, Colleges and Universities website present clear descriptions of the Essential Skills and work habits important for work, learning and life. .
National Adult Literacy Database
Literacy events, awards, contacts, discussion groups and a resource library are available from this national website.
Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology provides continuing and career-related education and training at several campuses in York Region
York Region District School Board
Public School Board in York Region offers continuing and K-12 education throughout Georgina
York Catholic District School Board
Separate School Board in York Region operates K-12 schools in Georgina
Basic Computer & Internet Learning
AARP Computer Fundamentals
Designed especially for retired persons, this website has basics tutorials on computers and the Internet.
Computer Basics 2000
This website was designed for adult computer beginners, it has not been updated since 2000, but is still very useful in learning the computer basics, Internet, Email and word processing programs.
5 Minute "Brain Booster" Computer Tutorials
A website named “Third Age” for persons in their midlife offers 5 minute computer tutorials.
Halifax Public Libraries Computer Classes
Halifax Public Library has made available downloadable computer course material. Covers computer basics and more advanced topics as presented in powerpoint slides from their website. To access the lesson of your choice, click the link above then select from the left panel the computer course that suits your need.
Website blog dedicated to making technology an everyday part of your life. Users can join and become part of the online community as well as save articles.
RCMP’s Internet 101 Tools for Parents
Looking for current and detailed information on how to protect your children from Internet dangers? This excellent website explains the important role parents have in monitoring and understanding what threats their children may face from online activities.
The Be Web Aware project
MediaSmarts has online resources for parents and kids about on various topics relating to media, youth, and the Internet.
Genealogy & Family History
Getting started with Genealogy
Simple and clear information from the Archives of Ontario website on how to get started researching family history.
Canadian Genealogy Centre
The National Library & Archives has a website devoted to Canadian family research which presents genealogical content, services, advice, research tools and opportunities to work on joint projects, all in both official languages.
The Canada GenWeb Project
The Canada GenWeb Project is based on the USGenWeb Project, the purpose of The GenWeb Projects is to create a global library for genealogy research on the Web. The role of the Canada GenWeb Project is to assist researchers in locating this information, as well as to add to the existing online data.
That's My Family
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) are partners in this federated search database on family history. The free of charge search tool is available in French and in English; it leads to genealogy and family history databases hosted by federal, provincial or territorial archives centres and libraries, or by other partners.
Ancestry Library Edition
Large commercial website devoted to family history and genealogical research. Use for free on Library computers, or start a paid subscription and use tools to build your own family tree, at www.ancestry.ca.