Content and Information Architecture Specification

The design system provides user-tested templates, patterns and design principles. The system allows designers and developers to create a more usable, consistent and trustworthy online experience for people who access Government of Canada digital services.

Version 2.1


Who has to use this design system

Scope of the design system

Mandatory elements

Colours, typography, header and footer, mandatory templates

Organizing content

Themes and institutional navigation, URLs, content types and content states

Designing content

Template library and design principles

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ISBN: 978-0-660-09331-4

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