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Shattered City, Shattered Lives

A brother and sister keep each other going after the Halifax Explosion sends windows, branches and fences flying.

Slavery and its Gradual Abolition in Upper Canada

This lesson examines the viewpoints on the abolition of slavery in Upper Canada – immediate abolition, gradual abolition, or no abolition. 

Exploring the role of Black Fur Traders

In these activities students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the role of Black fur traders.

The Creation of Nunavut

On April 1, 1999 the map of Canada was re-drawn: the Northwest Territories divided into two territories to allow for the creation of Nunavut, a homeland for Canada’s Inuit. 

Spy School Secrets

The true story behind Camp X.

The Disaster Song Tradition

DisasterSongs.ca is a research project that looks at the role music plays in the way we cope with and remember disasters in Canada.

A Gift from the Past

A young boy in the 1930s has trouble deciding what to give his family for Christmas. He is inspired by his sister to create a handmade gift, but Davy puts his own spin on it.

The Word on the Street Toronto

Now in its third decade, the festival is a reader’s delight, with everything from self-published non-fiction to major Canadian bestsellers. Come see us there!

Tell Me, Pretty Maiden & Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes

Nancy Payne speaks with Maureen Nevins, about a song from a wildly popular musical comedy, and a beloved British tune performed by one of Canada’s most famous ensembles.

Annual Report 2016

Teachable moments, award-winning stories, reaching readers, valued voices and a Canada Day giveaway.