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2017 Governor General's History Awards Recipients

Canadians recognized for their commitment to keeping our history alive.

Rules & Criteria

Rules and criteria for the Vimy Pilgrimage Award.

In the Company of Adventurers

Generous leaders whose major, multi-year contributions are specifically recognized in the Company of Adventurers.

Staff Listing

The staff of Canada's History.

Confederation: The Unfinished Project

This lesson examines the various viewpoints and perspectives of the participants in the Confederation debates, including the voices of women, Indigenous peoples and other groups left out of the process.

The Will of the People

This lesson introduces students to the principles of responsible government for which LaFontaine and Baldwin fought. 

Sleeping Car Porters

In this lesson, students will use role play to learn about the experiences of Black sleeping car porters on the job. 

The Maple Leaf Forever & Solveig's Song

Nancy Payne, editor of Kayak , speaks with Joseph Trivers, Music Acquisitions Librarian, about a song that at one time served as Canada’s unofficial national anthem, and a song from a Norwegian play sung by a celebrated Canadian soprano.

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.