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Help us celebrate Canada's Great Women

Cast a vote for one of thirty nominees and you could win a special grand prize!

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Nominate them for the 2016 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

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The Bastard of Fort Stikine

The Hudson’s Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.

By Debra Komar

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Canada’s Great Women

In a perfect world, the thirty women on this list would be household names. But for too long history textbooks have focused on great men, to the exclusion of all others.

Choosing Great Women

Choosing Canada’s Great Women is not easy. Listen to Charlotte Gray, one of the judges on our panel, as she describes the pleasures and pitfalls of ranking the great women of history.


Lesson PlanFamilies Found:
Collecting Oral History

Students conduct their own oral histories by interviewing their family about significant moments in their lives.

Big Six Historical Thinking ConceptsThe Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts

"... this book is a “must” for any and all history teachers who believe that students deserve the best that the discipline can offer."



Featured Title: Military and War

In Flanders Fields: 100 Years: Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance edited by Amanda Betts.

Book Review

More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics by Richard Menkis and Harold Troper.


Jean Béliveau: Hockey LegendHouse of Refuge

Passion for the past inspires a young historian in Cornwall, Ontario, to memorialize inmates who died at a local ‘poor house.’

Preparing for Canada's 150th AnniversaryFace time

New project seeks to identify Inuit people photographed in the early to mid-twentieth century.


Red River Rendezvous

Julijana Capone discovers Manitoba’s fur-trade legacy at the Festival du Voyageur.


2015 Heritage Fairs

Coordinators, ensure you get your certificates and medals on time — register your fair now!

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