100 Years: The Historical Legacy of The Beaver

With the October-November 2020 issue of Canada’s History, we are beginning a new chapter for Canada’s second-oldest still-published magazine. The Beaver returns in a new incarnation that honours the past while offering a platform for Indigenous voices.

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The theme of the 12th Canada’s History Forum was “Small Stories, Big Ideas.” Recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s History Awards shared their experience of making the personal stories big and the big stories personal

In the Latest Issue

The Names and Knowledge Initiative

How the Names and Knowledge Initiative is helping to reveal Indigenous peoples, places, and understandings in the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.

Reframing the North

As we mark the magazine’s centennial, we reflect on the past, but we also want to share our aspirations for the future of Canada’s History.

Karine Duhamel Speaks about Life on the Land

“As an Indigenous person, I am looking at the pictures in The Beaver differently. I am looking at the things that make Indigenous peoples and communities strong...”

2019 The Governor General's History Awards

Perspectives on Biodiversity – Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web

Perspectives on Biodiversity – Sturgeon Harpoon Knowledge Web  explores the complex and sophisticated web of knowledge and relationships that surround any one species or belonging.

Robert Bell

Robert Bell’s students curated an exhibit at the Dundas Museum and Archives about a student from their school who had passed away as a result of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-19.

Heather Jefkins

Through a combination of online research, consultation with community artisans and hands-on experience, Heather Jefkins’ students explored the traditional fibre arts of quilting and weaving.

The Governor General's History Awards

Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.

In the Newsletter

Solving the Franklin Mystery

After 175 years, searchers close in on answers to what actually doomed the tragic 1845 Northwest Passage voyage.

Adventurous Spirit

Ottawa newlyweds arrive on the shore of Great Slave Lake before a summer in the Northwest Territories.

Trading Places

The Beaver magazine’s office locations provide a guide to historic downtown Winnipeg.

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Education

Growing Up Healthy

Don’t want to freak you out, but you are super-lucky to have good, free care if you get sick or hurt yourself. Today, it’s almost impossible for us to understand now how dangerous it was to be a kid for most of Canada’s history.

Talking About Pandemics

In this activity, students research the language used to describe the 1918 flu pandemic and compare it to how we are talking about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching Canada's History: 2020 Excellence in Teaching Finalists

In this podcast series, Canada’s History spoke with the finalists for the 2020 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Teaching COVID-19

These activities will help students reflect on the coronavirus outbreak, analyze parallels to historic pandemics, and think critically about this moment in history.