Who was that impassioned woman at the heart of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike? And why did her memory become lost to time? Filmmaker Paula Kelly set out to bring Helen Armstrong back from the margins of history and discovered in her journey a legacy of humanism that has been passed down through the generations.
The theme of the 11th Canada’s History Forum was “Connecting Communities Through History.” Recipients of the 2018 Governor General’s History Awards shared the impact of their work on the communities that they serve. Presenters discussed how history can be used to build richer and deeper connections between all Canadians.
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.
Maxine Hildrebrandt and Lisl Gunderman’s students participated in a cultural exchange where they explored topics from both the traditional Indigenous knowledge and Western science perspectives and incorporated research and writing, traditional storytelling, and land-based learning.
As part of their Secondary III History of Quebec and Canada class, Jean-François Gosselin’s students were asked to design a 3D model of a scene from the Seven Years’ War, using the game Minecraft.
After having conducted research on a historical building typical of New France, Eric Chassé’s students were required to build a scale model of the selected structure.
Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.
A son reflects on his father, this country’s most decorated Chinese Canadian.
Mona Parsons was member of the Dutch resistance, and one of only a few Canadian civilians to be interned in Nazi prison camps. Andria Hill recounts Mona Parson’s remarkable story.
How a Canadian Vietnam veteran sacrificed all in order to win greater respect for his brothers in arms.
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In this lesson students explore the role of the Canadian Patriotic Fund during the First World War.
In this presentation, Blake Seward shares how his Lest We Forget project engages students in the history of the First World War.
In this activity, students will learn about Madeleine Parent and the history of workers’ rights in Canada.