design updates is the online starting point for millions of people who access the Government of Canada’s many digital services and information every day. is designed to make it easier for Canadians to find and understand the information and services they need, anywhere and on any device.

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) is responsible for improving the design of to better support the needs of Canadians and international visitors.

TBS works with other departments and agencies to collaboratively develop and test evidence-based, government-wide web design updates that apply to organizations listed under Schedules I, I.1 and II of the Financial Administration Act. These federal organizations will be responsible for implementing the design updates throughout 2019.

All Government of Canada design updates follow the Government of Canada Digital Standards and support the Policy on Communications and Federal Identity, the Standard on Web Accessibility and international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

What has changed in January 2019

The January 2019 design updates, based on extensive user research and testing with over 4000 people in Canada, include:

Design change What’s new
Home page Redesigned to make it easier for people to find tasks from across the entire site.
Main menu Redesigned to include all 15 categories from the previous menu, as well as key topics and most requested links for each category.
Typography Introduced new, larger and clearer fonts for headings and text to make it significantly easier to read content on any device.
Colours Updated the colour scheme to improve visual contrast for text and interactive elements.

To learn more about the research behind these changes, see About

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