About GCpedia

Information about GCpedia.

What is GCpedia?
GCpedia is an internal wiki used by the Government of Canada for collaboration and knowledge sharing. GCpedia is only accessible to Government of Canada emp...
Fri, 9 Mar, 2018 at 10:39 AM
Who can use GCpedia?
Only Government of Canada departments and agencies with access to SCNet can access GCpedia. Please also note that the GCTools can be accessed by members...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 1:53 PM
Why should I create an account? Can I browse anonymously?
Yes, you can browse without an account or without logging in, and it is a great way to explore GCpedia. However, registered users can: Contribute new co...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 1:56 PM
What can we do with GCpedia?
Almost any type of activity within the public service that requires the sharing, use and collaborative development of documents can be supported by GCpedia....
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 1:57 PM
Why is GCpedia different than other collaboration tools?
Like most wikis, GCpedia does not support private spaces. As such it is meant for sharing unprotected information in an ongoing fashion. GCpedia is meant to...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 2:01 PM
Do I need permission from anyone to use GCpedia?
No. You do NOT require permission to access GCpedia.  The system can only create GCpedia accounts using a valid Government of Canada email address endin...
Thu, 28 Sep, 2017 at 9:56 AM
Do we need to consult with TBS prior to commencing our project on GCpedia?
No, you do not need to seek the permission of TBS  to use GCpedia as long as you abide by the Code of Conduct and the Terms of Use.
Thu, 28 Sep, 2017 at 9:59 AM
Why can't we have our departmental pages on GCpedia that aren't accessible to other departments?
All pages on GCpedia can be seen by all users. GCpedia administrators can protect a page from editing if there is a strong justification for doing so (i.e. ...
Wed, 11 Oct, 2017 at 11:45 AM
Is there a cost to using GCpedia?
No, there is no cost to users. Members of the Chief Information Officer Council (CIOC) provide funding to support operations of GCpedia.
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 2:06 PM
Can GCpedia support every employee in the federal government?
Yes, federal government employees total approximately 250,000 Canada-wide, which is easily supported. Pages are lightweight in terms of memory use becau...
Tue, 26 Sep, 2017 at 2:08 PM