Abigail - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

My project was about me learning and experiencing information about Lulu Lemon.

Abrielle - Vancouver, British Columbia

The first Black community established in Vancouver was Hogan's Alley. The neighbourhood consisted of successful restaurants, a church and other businesses with diverse population of families, musicians, where the likes of Jimmy Hendrix, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and many others visited. This history establishes an important part of the Black Canadian experience in British Columbia.

Adi - Winnipeg, Manitoba

It explains the causes of the strike, and the stages it went through. It described how many people went on strike, and which workers.

Aidan - Flinton, Ontario

My project is a short film.  I focused on the trial and execution of Louis Riel.

Akarty - Richmond, British Columbia

In my video I will show before a child gets sponsored and after a child gets sponsored. I will talk about each event after it and tell the affects of them.

Ali - St. Catharines, Ontario

My project is about Pierre Elliott Trudeau the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada and the events during his terms which include the creation of the Official Languages Act in 1969, the enactment of the War Measures Act during the FLQ-October Crisis in 1970, the creation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in 1982, and the signing of the Constitution Act in 1982. 

Alison - Richmond, British Columbia

My project is on Hayley Wickenheiser, and influential hockey player. She has inspired many girls and women to play hockey and is one of the most famous female hockey players.

Alli - Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

In summer 1883 Joe Ladue met Frederick Schwatka and headed down river with him 350 miles to Fort Yukon and started life down there.

Allison - Riverview, New Brunswick

My project is about the New Brunswick Provincial symbols and how they came to be. It shows what they symbolize and why they are an important part of our heritage.

Alyson - Ailsa Craig / Nairn, Ontario

The Victory Booster were a group of women from the Ailsa Craig area that supported the troops during World War II. They knitted socks and sent off various items to help our men during combat. After the war they began to fund raise for other important items needed with in our community(e.g. baseball backstop). This summer a plaque is being erected at our community center to commemorate all the wonderful work these women have done!

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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 22nd — 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.