Canadian acronyms and initialisms

Get to know Canada through acronyms and initialisms! Both are abbreviations formed from the first letters of a series of words, but there’s a difference: acronyms are pronounced as words, while initialisms are sounded out letter by letter.

Each of the questions below highlights an important Canadian acronym or initialism. See if you know what each one stands for.

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Date modified: 2020-08-25

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