Ministerial profile pages - Canada.ca mandatory template

Mandatory

  • A ministerial profile page is the landing page for a minister in the Government of Canada, which includes biographical information along with links to initiatives and recent activities related to the minister.
  • Ministerial profiles:
    • provide a consistent biographical overview of a minister, along with timely information about recent activities and announcements
    • allow people to easily understand the minister’s role in government
    • enable people to discover institutions under the minister’s responsibility
    • provide images and videos displaying ministerial activities

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When to use this template

  • the ministerial profile page template must be used only once as the single source for information about each minister on Canada.ca
  • it must be used to present heads of quasi-judicial arm’s-length institutions using the following modifications:
    • a link from this template to the ministers index on Canada.ca is not required
    • do not display the riding details components
    • the head’s title or role is mandatory and will be displayed in the position of the ministerial role, without any other details
    • the head’s name is mandatory and will be displayed in the position of the Minister’s name
  • it must be used for parliamentary secretaries available through a “Parliamentary Secretaries” tab on the ministers index on Canada.ca

How to use this template

Profile page

Ministerial profile page template
Template of ministerial profile page showing sections that make up its structure. Read top to bottom and left to right. Specifications detailed below.

1a: Minister’s name

Mandatory

Provides the name of the minister

  • Content
    • must follow mandatory text format: The Honourable [minister’s first and last names], MP
  • Presentation
    • the minister’s name must be a unique H1
    • must be the first component on the page

2: Minister’s picture

Mandatory

Presents a high-quality image of the minister

  • Content
    • must be the minister’s approved headshot
  • Presentation
    • appears at the top of the page, to the left of the biographical overview
    • the image must be linked to a high-resolution image of the minister
    • no text may be embedded in the image
    • go to the Canada.ca GitHub page for image sizing details

3: Ministerial role(s) and riding

Mandatory

Lists the official role(s) of the minister, with links to lead institutional profile, riding information, mandate letter, briefing book, and ministerial appointments where applicable

  • Content
    • mandate letter, briefing book and ministerial appointments must be presented if content is available
    • the name of the riding is hyperlinked to the appropriate riding page from www.parl.gc.ca:
    • it must follow the following text format, each with the corresponding hyperlink:
      • Minister of [insert portfolio name]
      • Represents the riding of [riding name]
      • Ministerial mandate letter
      • Ministerial briefing book
      • Ministerial appointments
  • Presentation
    • appears below the minister’s name

4: Biographical overview

Mandatory

Provides background information about the minister

  • Content
  • Presentation
    • appears below the minister’s name, roles, and riding details

5: Contact information

Mandatory

Includes mailing, telephone and email contact information

  • Content
    • contact information includes email address, mailing address, telephone number and fax number
    • the email address is hyperlinked
  • Presentation
    • appears below the biographical overview
    • heading is labelled “Contact information”
    • telephone numbers:
      • the heading “Telephone:” precedes the telephone number
      • the heading “Fax:” precedes the fax number
      • telephone and fax numbers are displayed using the format 123-456-7890

6: Social media feeds widget

Optional

Features minister-specific social media channels

7: Latest news

Conditional

Links to information from the news collection related to announcements made by the minister

  • Content
    • this component is mandatory, except when used for a parliamentary secretary
    • use the Latest news pattern
  • Presentation
    • appears below the contact information

8: Recent activities

Optional

Initiatives

Provide links to initiative pages relevant to the minister

Speeches

Provide links to recent speeches made by the minister from the news collection

Media advisories

Provide a list of recent media advisories related to upcoming events and announcements from the news collection

  • Content
    • consists of a series of headings that showcase links to content found in Canada.ca collections pertaining to the minister’s activities
    • a minimum of 2 headings must appear from the Canada.ca collections list:
      • initiatives
      • speeches
      • media advisories
      • other Canada.ca collections, as appropriate
    • the order of the headings must be consistent with this list
    • the heading label must be consistent with the Canada.ca collection name
    • a minimum of 2 links per heading is required
    • a maximum of 4 links per heading is allowed
  • Presentation
    • appears below the recent announcements
    • heading is labelled “Recent activities”
    • priority sequencing is from left to right

9: Gallery

Optional

Provides thumbnails hyperlinked to pictures and videos related to the minister

  • Content
    • it consists of a set of 4 hyperlinked images that link to pictures or videos related to the minister’s activities
    • link “All photos and videos” to a page displaying all photos and videos related to the minister
    • keep the hyperlink description text short and concise
  • Presentation
    • appears at the bottom of the main content area
    • heading is labelled “Gallery”
    • go to the Canada.ca GitHub page for image sizing details.

How to use the Parliamentary secretary modification

Parliamentary secretary modification example
Image of parliamentary secretary modification showing components that make up its structure. Read top to bottom and left to right. Specifications detailed below.

1b: Parliamentary secretary’s name

Mandatory

Provides the name of the parliamentary secretary

  • Content
    • must follow mandatory text format: [parliamentary secretary’s first and last names]
  • Presentation
    • the parliamentary secretary’s name must be a unique H1
    • must be the first component on the page

3b: Parliamentary secretary’s role(s)

Mandatory

Lists the official role(s) of the parliamentary secretary, with link(s) to related ministerial profile

  • Content
    • it must follow mandatory text format: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of [insert portfolio name]
    • the supported minister is hyperlinked to the appropriate ministerial profile page
    • when used for the head of a quasi-judicial arm’s-length institution, text must be the official title of the head without any hyperlink
  • Presentation
    • appears below the parliamentary secretary’s name

Working examples

User navigation diagram
Diagram of how to navigate to ministerial profile pages on Canada.ca. Text version below:
Text version

Ministerial profile pages can be accessed from the Canada.ca Ministers’ page and institutional profile pages.

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