Topics page

Date adopted: 
July 26, 2019
Last update: 
August 15, 2020

Use for

Organizing multiple groups or categories of tasks, services or information to help users easily find what they’re looking for.

You can also use it for bringing together related pages and aggregating information that’s in different categories or subcategories.

Do not use for

  • Simple tasks, services or information.
  • Presenting information about the government’s structure such as branches or units.


A topics page should:

  • help users find what they’re looking for among groups or categories of tasks or information;
  • flow clearly from the categories on the main page and the sub-category landing pages;
  • be linked to a landing page as a top task or a sub-category or to a landing page level 2 as a top task or in a task list;
  • have a unique page title (rather than, for example, the same page title as the landing page level 2 it’s on);
  • have headings that are task-based (such as verbs – “Get funding for…” – or statements – “Funding for…”); and
  • have a consistent style for headings as far as possible.


To help users find what they need among large groups of similar or related information.


View a good example of a topics page.