Resources

Websites

Here's an extensive list of interesting websites about different aspects of our Monarchy and about how the Crown works in The Queen's other Realms - a realm is one of the 16 Commonwealth countries of which our Queen is also their Queen!

Although we share a Queen, each country is governed separately, according to its own laws and customs.

Let's think of an imaginary parent, Mrs Jones. In your home, she raises a family and sets rules for chores and behaviour. At work, she leads her division and sets its priorities and work schedule. At work, she leads her division and sets our its priorities and work schedule. At your faith community, she organizes a team to help feed homeless people, sets the menus and arranges the cooking. And in her spare time, she coaches a local soccer team, arranging the lines, teaching skills and securing volunteer assistants.

Like the Queen, Mrs Jones is one person: but she plays four different roles in four different settings for four different groups of people. In the same way, we share our Queen, but her role in each country is distinct, just like Mrs Jones' separate roles as mother, professional, volunteer and coach. In fact, we could say she works in four different realms.

As well, the list includes links to other monarchies in countries around the world, from which many of our friends and neighbours have come to join our own national family. So when they become Canadians, these people find it easy to understand our system of government, since in many ways it resembles something that they are familiar with.

Projects for a Class, Groups, or Individual Students

Note to teachers; please feel free to copy the projects as printed, or to modify them in whatever way would make them more useful to you. We look forward to receiving any feedback, and/or your own existing project outlines for incorporation on this site; just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Booklets (suitable for all ages)

The Canadian Monarchy: a colour booklet may be downloaded here, or you or your teacher can request copies from the League at no cost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Launched in July 2006, and revisited during three re-prints, The Canadian Monarchy is a clear outline for students to learn about Canada's Crown.

This colourful booklet explores such areas as: Royal Authority in Canada ~ First Nations Peoples, Treaties, and the Crown ~ Emergency Powers of the Crown ~ The Monarchy and the Provinces

For French language or immersion, La Monarchie au Canada is a colour booklet which you can download here, or you or your at teacher can request copies from the League at no cost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crown of Maples is the federal government's large-format soft-cover publication which you can order here for the cost of postage, or you or your teacher can ask about the cost of mailing class sets by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - it too is available in the French language: order here or inquire about mailing class sets at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Beginner’s Guide to Canadian Honours by Christopher McCreery is a helpful and heavily-illustrated soft-cover introduction about how The Queen honours Canadians who have made significant contributions to our country. You should be able to find copies at a library or via amazon or abebooks.

Books (suitable for students age 15 and older)

Ask at your local library, bookstore or by searching amazon.ca - or abebooks.com may offer inexpensive, lightly-used copies of the following titles:

  • D. Michael Jackson, Ed. Canada and the Crown: Essays in Constitutional Monarchy
  • D. Michael Jackson The Crown and Canadian Federalism
  • D. Michael Jackson, Ed. The Evolving Canadian Crown
  • Christopher McCreery The Canadian Honours System
  • Prof David Smith The Invisible Crown: the First Principle of Canadian Government
  • Hilary Weston No Ordinary Time: My Year’s as Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor

Contact

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