The individuals and organizations being recognized deepen our understanding of the past by highlighting lesser-known stories, representing the diversity of our experiences, and encouraging meaningful public dialogue around history.
Online or in-person, join us January 19, 2020 for the 12th Canada’s History Forum. Recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s History Awards will share their experience of making the personal stories big and the big stories personal. Presenters will explain how small stories make complicated histories more accessible to learners of all ages.
The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike remains an unparalleled moment of solidarity among Canadian workers.
A cadre of historians, artists and activists champion social justice via comic books. In 2013, they published a free comic on Canada’s early labour movement.
Like children in other late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Canadian communities, boys in colliery towns and villages worked.
From changing working conditions at factories to the role of labour activists in strikes, these 8 Young Citizens videos share stories about the history of work in Canada.
Fiction Feature: There’s no place quite like Newfoundland’s Port Union.
Bring labour history into your classroom with these lesson plans and activities.
Sylvia D. Hamilton is one of the most influential public historians working in Canada today, earning a reputation for excellence over four decades of active history-making.
Kayla Dallyn and Genevieve Soler’s students worked alongside Elders to trace their family lineages back several generations. Through oral histories and conversations with the Elders, the students learned about ancestors who made enduring contributions to the Stoney Nakoda community.
To mark the centenary of Ginger Goodwin’s death, the Cumberland Museum and Archives led a series of programs and events that engaged the public with history through artistic, academic and immersive experiences.
Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.
Folks in our country have come up with lots of odd, innovative, and downright zany ways to transport goods and people.
A historic adventure lies just off the beaten trail to Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia.
Learn about the treaty that ended the War of 1812 and the costs of the conflict.
With 5 uniquely curated newsletters to choose from, we have something for everyone.
Fiction Feature: Maybe you have a board in your basement or in your family’s cabin. Or maybe you’ve never heard of the game invented in Ontario nearly 150 years ago: crokinole.
In this activity, students will research and share the history of the games they play.
Eleven creative and innovative contributions Canadians have made in the area of sports and leisure.
Two centuries ago, much of the world was left in the cold during what became known as the Year Without a Summer. By Alan MacEachern