Standing Together

The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike remains an unparalleled moment of solidarity among Canadian workers. 

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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.

In this Issue

Heroic legacy

Prospecting philanthropist honoured for rescuing trapped miners.

Vancouver’s Chinatown in Focus

Early twentieth-century photographs document the lives of marginalized Canadians.


Risk-takers and thrill-seekers who made their marks on Canada. 

2018 The Governor General's History Awards

Maxine Hildebrandt and Lisl Gunderman

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.

Jean-François Gosselin

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.

Eric Chassé

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.

The Governor General's History Awards

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

In the Newsletter

Row for glory

Canada’s Ned Hanlan stayed one stroke ahead of controversy to become the world’s fastest man on water.

Game Bag

This game bag, used to carry pelts of small mammals, is made from woven rawhide, known as babiche, and smoked caribou hide

Bearing Witness to War

Winnipeg artist reimagines iconic Second World War images.

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Differing Perspectives on the Winnipeg General Strike

In this activity, students will analyze multiple accounts of the Winnipeg General Strike, noting important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent.

Canada at Work

Everyone has to work, whether they do chores around the house, work in a factory, run a farm, go to an office job, fish for a living, work in a mine — Canadians do all kinds of paid and unpaid work.

Exploring the Life of Thanadelthur

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Thanadelthur, an Indigenous woman known for her bravery, leadership, and forethought.

Listening and Learning

Incorporating Indigenous perspectives is a vital part of the historical designation process.