News Releases

2019

  • Canadian Students Become Digital Historians: Canadians Invited to View their Videos and Vote for their Favourites
    June 13, 2019 — The discovery of insulin. The inspiring journey of Roberta Bondar. The first female doctors in Canada. The evolution of the postage stamp. Immigration over time. The importance of Truth and Reconciliation. The legacy left by artist Emily Carr. These are just a few of the topics explored by students taking part in the 2019 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.

2018

  • Canada’s Young Historians Share Digital Stories of the Past
    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
    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.
  • Canadian Students Turn a Critical Eye on our Past in History Videos
    June 15, 2017 — Women’s ability to vote. Indian residential schools. LGBTQ rights. The treatment of prisoners and people with mental illnesses. Missing and murdered Indigenous women. Students don’t shy away from the tough issues of our past or their modern implications in remarkable videos created as part of the Young Citizens program.

2016

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