Departments and agencies page for


The departments and agencies landing page includes an alphabetically organized list of government institutions, as listed in the Institutions Controlled Vocabulary.

The page must be equipped with a keyword filter search box at the top of the page.

The departments and agencies page provides:

  • links to access all Government of Canada institutions
  • a keyword filter component that:
    • improves navigation efficiency and increases list scanning speed by letting people narrow longer lists into shorter ones through keywords
    • gives people immediate feedback on keyword filtering against the list by dynamically removing items that do not meet keywords

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When to use this template

The departments and agencies template page must be implemented once on

The following institutions can be listed on the departments and agencies page. Those:

  • listed in the Financial Administration Act (FAA), linking to their respective institutional profiles
  • not listed in the FAA but listed in the Registry of Applied Titles, linking to their respective organizational profiles
  • listed in the FAA but not in scope for, linking to their respective websites
  • considered high profile units, linking to their respective organizational profiles. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Service Canada and the Privy Council Office will consult together to determine if the institution may be included

How to use this template

Figure 1. Departments and agencies page template
Template of departments and agencies page showing the institutions and organizations listed in a sortable WET data table with keyword filtering. Specifications detailed below.

1: Page title


Describes the content of the page

  • Presentation
    • page title must be a unique H1
    • must be the first element on the page

2: Keyword filter component


Enables a person to enter text that will dynamically filter the list on the page

  • Content
    • must be implemented using appropriate WET components
  • Presentation
    • appears above the information being filtered

3: Institution names


Is a list of federal institutions in alphabetical order

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