News Releases

2020

  • History champions to receive Governor General’s History Awardslink opens in new window
    November 23, 2020 — They are the storytellers of history — enthralling and engaging Canadians everywhere as they explore our country’s past. From teachers, authors, and scholars to curators, community volunteers, and more, these history champions bring context and clarity to the past, and inspire us all to learn more about Canada and its many peoples.
  • 100 Years of Canada’s History—The Beaver Magazinelink opens in new window
    September 21, 2020 — One hundred years of history. A century of storytelling. In October 2020, Canada’s History-The Beaver magazine will mark its 100th year of publication with a special collector’s issue showcasing a century’s worth of stories and photographs from the magazine’s vast archival collection. At the same time, the special issue will examine The Beaver’s complicated legacy of colonialism when it comes to its historical portrayal of Indigenous peoples.
  • Despite COVID-19, young students participate in national program to showcase important Canadian histories
    June 15, 2020 — When the COVID-19 pandemic swept Canada this spring, students were forced to deal with sudden closures and cancellations as everything from classes and concerts to school trips and sporting events were shut down. For thousands of students, this also meant missing out on their annual heritage fair — a public exhibition of student research projects about Canadian history. 
  • Canadians from Communities Across the Country to Receive 2019 Governor General's History Awardslink opens in new window
    January 13, 2020 — Cultural organizations, teachers, students, and community groups will be honoured for their exceptional work in promoting the exploration of Canada’s history. The prestigious Governor General’s History Awards — recognizing the excellence of innovative projects and encouraging the dissemination and teaching of Canadian history — will be presented at Rideau Hall on January 20, 2020. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the award ceremony that honours the winners from across the country.

2019

2018

  • Canada’s Young Historians Share Digital Stories of the Past link opens in new window
    June 12, 2018 —The Spanish flu epidemic. The first French-Canadian woman to become a doctor. The history of treaties in Canada. Immigration stories and experiences, from the Vietnamese “boat people” to Syrian refugees. Tales of courage and liberation from the Second World War. These are just a few of the topics explored by students taking part in the 2018 Young Citizens program — a national contest that sees young Canadians create engaging and inspiring history videos, while vying for a trip to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum.

2017

  • Canadians Recognized For Their Commitment To Keeping Our History Alive link opens in new window
    November 8, 2017 — Cultural organizations, teachers, students, and community groups will be honoured for their exemplary work in promoting the exploration of Canada’s history. The prestigious Governor General’s History Awards—recognizing the excellence of innovative projects and encouraging the dissemination and learning of the history of Canada among its citizens—will be presented at Rideau Hall on November 22, 2017. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the award ceremony in the presence of the winners from communities across the country.

2016

 

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