6 Degrees of Canada

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Name(s): 6 Degrees of Canada, Six Degrees of Canada, Canadian 6 Degrees, Canada 6 Degrees, Canada fandom
Abbreviation(s): C6D
Scope/Focus: TV and film projects worked on by a select group of Canadians
Date(s): probably 2005 - present
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6 Degrees of Canada, also known as Canadian 6 Degrees or C6D, is a multifandom fandom that grew out of the due South community. Many fans use the term "6 degrees of due South," but the term C6D was most likely coined in 2005 [1] to describe a wider range of fandoms. Originally, ds 6 degrees included fanfic based on other projects that the actors from due South worked on.

Whether or not C6D is a fandom in its own right or a part of the due South fandom has been a subject of some discussion.

Some attempts to define C6D:

  1. Fandoms that feature someone who was in a production with a due South cast regular.[2]
  2. Fandoms of actors and directors who were not directly involved with due South, but worked with actors who appeared in Due South.[3]
  3. "C6D, which includes anything ever done by a Canadian, to a Canadian, with a Canadian, filmed, written, played or sung in Canada, or mentioning the words Canada, Canadian, Canuck, Arctic, Province, Mountie, Hockey, Curling, Maple Syrup, Chicago, or Rubber Ducks."[4]

Since a large percentage of current Canadian actors have worked together at least once, the scope of C6D is rather amorphous and potentially massive.

A tentative list of fandoms included in C6D was posted on the LiveJournal community c6d weekly. According to a poll conducted by akamine chan in March 2008, C6D was generally considered to be based mainly on the projects of seven people: actors Paul Gross, Callum Keith Rennie, Hugh Dillon, David Marciano and writer/directors/actors Don McKellar, Bruce McDonald and Daniel MacIvor. Omphale conducted a poll in June 2008 to further gauge the perception of the limits of the C6D fandoms.

In August 2007, fans started a weekly movie viewing/chat, called simply "the C6D thing."[5] As of September 2009, the C6D thing was still going.

Canadian actors who are NOT considered part of C6D include David Hewlett (who is considered a part of the SGA 6 Degrees fandom).[6]

Source Fandoms

C6D source fandoms that already have a following are considered part of C6D, but the focus is mainly on the artists that are central to the C6D fandom. For instance, Battlestar Galactica is considered to be a C6D fandom, but fanworks tend towards the Leoben-centric (Callum Keith Rennie's character).


Battlestar Galactica (2003) Bliss
Blood Ties Californication
Chasing Rainbows Civil Wars
Da Vinci's Inquest due South
Durham County Flashpoint
Higher Ground Kingdom Hospital
La Femme Nikita Murder On Her Mind
My Life As A Dog Quality Of Life
ReGenesis Rent-A-Goalie
Shattered Slings and Arrows
Smallville Supernatural
Tales Of The City The Red Green Show
The Shield Tin Man
Twitch City Whiskey Echo


Aspen Extreme Buried On Sunday
Blade: Trinity Blindness
Claire's Hat Cold Comfort
Curtis's Charm Dance Me Outside
Double Happiness eXistenZ
Falling Angels Flower & Garnet
For Those Who Hunt The Wounded Down Frank's Cock
Getting Married In Buffalo Jump Gunless
H20 Hard Core Logo
Hard Core Logo 2 Last Night
Lucid Masterminds
Men With Brooms Men With Guns
Memento Murder Most Likely
Murder Scene/Seen Normal
Passchendaele Paris Or Somewhere
Picture Claire Pontypool
Purple Toast Slap Shot 2
The Invisible The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess
The Tracey Fragments The Trojan Horse
Torso Trailer Park Boys: The Movie
Trigger Unnatural And Accidental
Whale Music Whole New Thing
Wilby Wonderful X-Files 2
XXX's and OOO's

Other Media

  • Two Houses (album by Paul Gross and David Keeley)(1999)
  • Give The Dog A Bone (album by Paul Gross and David Keeley)(limited edition)(2001)
  • Love And Carnage (album by Paul Gross and David Keeley)(commercial edition of Give The Dog A Bone)

Journaling Communities


The Muskrat Jamboree slash convention has a strong C6D focus, not only in its panels but in organized con games like "Canadian Pictionary" and in its Canadian-themed goody bags. The concom's explanation for the Muskrat itself? "It's a Canadian thing." [7]

Other Resources


  1. ^ "omphale23's Livejournal C6D poll". Retrieved October 7, 2008. 
  2. ^ "ds_snippets - Community Profile". Archived from the original on 2009-09-15. Retrieved October 7, 2008. 
  3. ^ "c6d_weekly - Community Profile". Archived from the original on 2009-02-01. Retrieved October 2, 2008. 
  4. ^ "c6d_music - Community Profile". Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved October 2, 2008. 
  5. ^ sisterofdream's LiveJournal post Concerning primarily the viewing parties (Accessed October 2, 2008)
  6. ^ "sga_6degrees - profile". 
  7. ^ "Mj faq 2007".