Abbie - Weyburn, Saskatchewan

My project describes the importance of the CBC in telling the stories of the Canadian people. It broadcasts to give Canadians a sense of common Canadian identity. If Canada did not have the CBC our national identity would not be the same.

Abbigael - Caron, Saskatchewan

This project is about the infamous poem written by John McCrae that inspired many Canadians during the war.

Akoul - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

I am teaching you about the North-west rebellion and how it started, the people, the battles and the aftermath. Then about how it has a significance in Saskatchewan and Canadian history.

Alice - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Saskatoon Station Place is a restaurant located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. This restaurant is very unique because it has two original Canadian National Railway dining cars annexed to the building for dining. The Station Place also house many antiques for us to appreciate in a new context.

Anastasya - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

My project is about the 33,000 Ukrainian settlers who immigrated to Canada between 1946-1962. It explains there tough, long journey, why they came to Canada, and what they found in Canada. It is in memory of the 125 year anniversary of a Ukrainian immigration.

Anna - Regina, Saskatchewan

This project recount a brief history of the Hudson's Bay Company, and in doing so describe how it affects the First Nations people. The video also, briefly, explains the Hudson's Bay Company's impact on Canada.

Anna - Shannonville, Ontario

The Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy, as it is better known, played a huge role in making life the way it is today for the Iroquois people.  It brought peace to the Nations and provided a form of government for the Haudenosaunee people. The Confederacy is still important in my community today and allows us to keep our traditions alive.

Ashlyn - Desboro, Ontario

A brief exploration into the amazing religions and people surrounding us. My project will help you see how the Jewish settlers really helped shape our community.

Brea - Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia

Pier 21 is a building in the Halifax harbor that welcomed over one million immigrants to Canada from 1928 to 1971. One of those many immigrants was my great grandmother, my nanny Joan.

Breanna - Kingston, Ontario

My Papa Ross landed on Juno Beach and moved on to help liberate Holland in 1945. His two brothers’ stories were very different. One brother was sent to defend Hong Kong – spending four years as a POW in Japan – and the youngest joined the RCAF – sadly paying the ultimate sacrifice for his country – and family. Through my research I realized that my Papa Ross’s story and his two brothers’ stories are not only my story – but my nation’s stories.

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Key Dates

Are you ready for Young Citizens? Here are the key dates so you know what’s coming up next.

April/May — Young Citizens are selected at their regional Heritage Fairs across Canada.

June 6th — All Young Citizens should submit their videos to Canada’s History by this date.

June 13th — Voting Opens! Go to the profiles on YoungCitizens.ca and start voting for your favorite videos. You will be able to vote once for each video!

July 6th — Voting Closes

August 31st — Winners will be contacted by this date.

Fall, 2016 — Winners will travel to Ottawa for the Canada’s History Youth Forum (date to be confirmed)

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.