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News & Reports
- Canada’s History Society Announces 2023 Recipients of Governor General’s History Awards
November 14, 2023 — Canada’s most prestigious history prize celebrates the achievements of history teachers, museums, scholars, community groups, and popular media.
- Canada’s National History Society Appoints Melony Ward as President & CEO
July 17, 2023 — Canada’s National History Society announced today that Melony Ward has been appointed new President & CEO of the organization. A leader in the arts and heritage sectors, Ward has worked with some of Canada’s leading cultural platforms, focusing on excellence in content presentation, building audiences, and developing revenues. Photo
Canada’s History writer Miles Morrisseau has received a National Magazine Award nomination for his story “A National Crime.”
- Canada’s History Society Announces 2023 Recipients of the John Bragg Award for Atlantic Canada
April 11, 2023 — An immigrant photographer who championed wetlands conservation in Nova Scotia. A Jesuit priest who made it his earthly mission to support struggling farmers in P.E.I. And an Acadian architect whose vision helped to shape his community in New Brunswick. The stories of these three innovators will be celebrated and shared thanks to the John Bragg Award for Atlantic Canada.
- Canada’s History Society Announces 2022 Recipients of Governor General’s History Awards
November 15, 2022 — They are teachers, volunteers, authors, broadcasters and museum professionals from across Canada who share a vision and passion for history — and for making a difference in their communities.
- Canada’s National History Society Appoints Bob Cox as President & CEOlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
August 29, 2022 — Canada’s National History Society today announced the appointment of Bob Cox as President & CEO. An innovative newspaper publisher and veteran editor and journalist, Cox succeeds Janet Walker, who retires after eight successful years leading the Society. Photo
Kayak magazine comics are transformed into an innovative new animated history web series for kids.
Award-winning teacher inspires her students to record their pandemic experiences for posterity.
Newly installed Governor General of Canada an inspiration to all Canadians.
Celebrating the success of 2020–21. Plus our annual honour roll of donors.
Skateboard park donor gave youth the gift of history.
Young Citizens program proved to be life-changing experience for inaugural contest winner.
- History champions to receive Governor General’s History Awardslink opens in new windowlink 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 windowlink 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 windowlink 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.
- Canadian Students Become Digital Historians: Canadians Invited to View their Videos and Vote for their Favouriteslink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
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.
- Canada’s Young Historians Share Digital Stories of the Past link opens in new windowlink 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.
- Canadians Recognized For Their Commitment To Keeping Our History Alive link opens in new windowlink 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.
- Canadian Students Turn a Critical Eye on our Past in History Videoslink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
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.
- The Great One voted Greatest NHL Player of All Timelink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
January 24, 2017 — The votes are in — and Canadians have spoken: forward Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky is the greatest NHL star in history.
- 9th Canada’s History Forum to focus on Indigenous Historieslink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
November 22, 2016 — Canada’s top historians, educators and community leaders will gather in Ottawa on November 27 to focus on engaging Canadians in the histories of Indigenous peoples.
- Celebrate the NHL centennial by voting for the greatest players of all timelink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
November 17, 2016 — Who are the greatest hockey players in NHL history? Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky? Maurice “Rocket” Richard? Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe? To celebrate the centennial year of the NHL, Canada’s History magazine is inviting hockey fans to go online and vote for the greatest players ever.
- Governor General’s History Awards celebrates 20 yearslink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
October 20, 2016 — Teachers and community groups are among those who will be honoured next month for their exemplary efforts to promote Canadian history and make our past relevant. The Governor General’s History Awards will be presented in Ottawa on November 28, marking the 20th year of celebrating the excellence of Canada’s top “history makers.”
- Historic music comes alive via new “Sounds Like History” podcastlink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
July 7, 2016 — Canada’s History Society and Library and Archives Canada team up to explore Canada’s musical legacy.
- Canada’s “Great Women” chosen by Canadianslink opens in new windowlink opens in new window
March 10, 2016 — The results are in: Nellie McClung is the big winner of Canada’s History’s “Great Women” contest that wrapped up on March 8.