Canada: Resources & Industry

Supporting provincial and territorial geography and social studies courses and home schooling from coast to coast to coast, including CGC-1D and CGC-1P

Mining Industry

Interactive Map of Minerals & Mining
(Atlas of Canada)

Minerals and the Economy (NRCAN)

Minerals & Metals Facts

Mining in Canada
(Mines Canada)

Canada’s mining giants pay billions less in taxes in Canada than abroad
(The Narwhal)

Canada’s Gold Exploration Frontier: The Abitibi Greenstone Belt
(Visual Capitalist)

Mining Facts & Figures - Ontario (OMA)

Mining for more: How much is mining really worth to Ontario?
(CBC News)

Oil Industry

Canadian Tar Sands
(Good To Know 7min)

Canadian Tar Sands Controversy (SBS Australia 15:38)

Canadian Oil Sands
(EnergyAnalyst 7:51)

Oil Sands Mining - How It Works
(CAPP 2:20)

How Suncor gets oil from sand
(Suncor 6:21)

Canada's Oil Sands Explained - 2015 Election issue
(CBC 1:27)

How does Fracking work?
(TED-Ed 6:08)


Water Brothers: Bottlegate

Water as a Resource

Water Brothers

Pollution in Canada

Air Pollution

IISD: Costs of Pollution in Canada

Real-time Air Quality Map

Air Quality in Canada

Interactive Emissions and Water Quality Map of Canada including Protected Areas

Water Pollution

Water Quality in Rivers by Region

Water Pollution in Canada and What you need to know (WWF)

WWF Watershed Reports: Health and Threats

If it’s not green on this map, it’s a water source that’s been hurt by climate change: report (Global News) – Interactive map + videos, articles, and data.

EN-ROADS Climate Change Simulator (Climate Interactive)

NASA: The Greenhouse Effect (2:29)

Ecological Footprint Calculator

(which includes carbon footprint)

What is Carbon Footprint?
(Sustainability Illustrated 7:15)

Climate Change Solutions Simulation Game - Canada

Reducing Personal Climate Impacts (VOX - IOP)

Carbon Counter: Cars evaluated against climate targets (MIT)

Commercial Fishing

Newfoundland Cod Fishery: Lessons Not Learned?
(CBC The National 15min)

Food Resources

UN Report 2021 - Canadians waste 79kg/year (CBC News 7min)

How much food do supermarkets throw away (CBC Marketplace 22min)

Canadians get creative in solving food waste problem
(CBC The National 5:38)

Food Waste Update
CBC Marketplace 13min)

Food Waste in Canada (Waste Reduction Week Canada)

Food Wastage Footprint FAQs

Food Loss and Food Waste

Worldwide Food Waste

Food waste is the world's dumbest problem (VOX 9:22)