Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

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About the Awards

The Governor General’s History Awards are Canada’s top honours in the field of history and heritage. They celebrate the very best in Canadian achievements to ensure our national past has a vibrant presence in our society today.

The Governor General’s History Awards are administered by Canada’s National History Society, with the support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Power Corporation of Canada.

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Canada’s most prestigious history prize celebrates the achievements of history teachers, scholars, authors, community groups, and museums.
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Nominations for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching are accepted all year round.

2023 Recipients

mámawihitowin | Ganaagishkwadaadiwin | Asenbli | Rencontre | Gathering: Indigenous Beadwork, Embroid

This project began in 2022 with the goal of uncovering, researching, exhibiting, and celebrating pre-1900 Indigenous beadwork, embroidery, and quillwork held by museums throughout Manitoba.

Craft at Risk

Craft at Risk was an ambitious project to research, assess, and address the loss of traditional knowledge and craft in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mettre en lumière l'histoire des femmes

This original project piloted by the Comité Mémoire des femmes has made it possible to transmit new content, foster close cooperation between renowned Quebec researchers, and turn the spotlight on the lives of women too long forgotten.

André Boutin-Maloney

Finding Common Ground: A Treaty Walk (& Roll) of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan is an innovative project that evolved into a digital, self-guided walk that explores local history through a Treaty lens.

Pascal Bureau

Pascal Bureau challenged his grade 9 students to design educational and entertaining board games centred around major themes in the history of New France.

Chantal Clabrough

The Westmount High School Memorial Project was a decade-long endeavour to research and commemorate the lives of the school’s alumni who served and died during the Second World War.

Erin Doupe

Erin Doupe led her high-school students through a local history project called The Story of a Soldier, which centred on the experiences of Guelph’s soldiers and their families during the First World War.

Leone Andrea Izzo

The No. 2 Construction Battalion Project delves into the history of the First World War with a specific focus on Canada’s first segregated unit.

Annie Masson

Annie Masson, a sixth-grade teacher, engaged her students in an exploration of the Quiet Revolution in Quebec.

Lianne C. Leddy

Serpent River Resurgence opens with the stories of the lands and waters of Anishinaabek territory, of the great serpent, her radiant eggs, and the lessons to be learned from disturbing them in unsustainable and disrespectful ways.

Adam Bunch

Adam Bunch is a modern storyteller, captivating audiences with Canadian history through a variety of innovative platforms.
Past Winners

The Governor General's History Awards

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