“The answer to ‘what makes a Canadian a Canadian?’ is finally clear. It’s in our stories. We now have something to pass on to our children and our children’s children and they to theirs. We can stand up and be proud of our accomplishments as Canadians. Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul gives us a legacy.” – Deane Parkes: writer, motivational trainer, speaker, mentor, businessman, and creator of National Post’s HealthVenture


“The stories in this book are as diverse as the people who make up this magnificent nation. The golden thread that runs through them all is the love and the gratitude that Canadians have for their country.”

~Janet Matthews


The Spirit of Canada!
101 stories about love and gratitude for Canada

150 years and counting. These days Canada is the country that is respected across the globe … everyone wants to be Canadian! And you’ll know why after you read the stories in this book.

Diversity. Whether it’s geography, language, climate, or culture, diversity is what Canada’s all about. The wonderful stories in this book celebrate Canada’s rich history, its place in the world, and its multi-cultural traditions, sports, and outdoor life­style. Read about how we celebrate Canada Day, our tradition of enjoying wilderness adventures, summer cottages, and of course, hockey.

You’ll love these tales from grateful immigrants, about national heroes, proud First Nations people, Canadian kindness, and our well known tradition of helping each other. Shed a tear when you read about our war heroes, and laugh when you read about uniquely Canadian outdoor “adventures.”

You’ll be humming “O Canada” by the time you finish this patriotic collection of stories that come from the hearts of those of us who love Canada, and everything she stands for.


Need An All Canadian Speaker?      Book Co-author Janet Matthews

Are you a meeting planner looking for a dynamic inspirational speaker? Are you searching for just the right workshop for yourself or your group?  Are you an author with a manuscript on personal or spiritual growth that you need the right editor for?  As the Canadian Co-author of four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, I’ve been speaking to groups like yours since 2003.  I offer workshops on a number of popular topics, and I can also use my extensive experience with Chicken Soup for the Soul to help you edit and bring your book to publication.

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