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Canadian Geographic magazine

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) (in French, La Société géographique royale du Canada (SRGC)) is a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to imparting a broader knowledge and deeper appreciation of Canada — its people and places, its natural and cultural heritage and its environmental, social and economic challenges. The RCGS publishes the award-winning English-language magazine, Canadian Geographic, which has been published continuously since 1930. The Society’s French-language magazine, Géographica, which is published in collaboration with L'actualité, was introduced in 1997.

The RCGS also has expeditions, research and lectures programs.

The Society's Board of Governors and its program committees are comprised entirely of volunteers, many of whom are members of the College of Fellows. The Society awards the Massey Medal, its purpose to recognize outstanding personal achievement in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada. It also bestows the Gold Medal, recognizing:

(a) a particular achievement by one or more individuals in the general field of geography; or
(b) a significant national or international event.

Finally, the Camsell Medal recognizes outstanding volunteer service to the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Canadian Council for Geographic Education

The Canadian Council for Geographic Education (CCGE) is a joint initiative of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the National Geographic Society of Washington, D.C. established in 1993.

The programs of the CCGE aim to strengthen geographic education in the classroom. In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, the CCGE endeavours to increase the public awareness of the importance of geographical literacy.

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