2019 Young Citizens Revealed

Canadian Students Become Digital Historians.

Posted January 13, 2020

The discovery of insulin. The inspiring journey of Roberta Bondar. The first female doctors in Canada. The evolution of the postage stamp. Imagination 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 who took part in the 2019 Young Citizens program — a national contest that sees young Canadians create engaging and inspring history videos, while vying for a trip to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum.

Canada’s History is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Young Citizens program. The six winners will have the chance to travel to Ottawa to participate in the Canada’s History Forum and to explore Canada’s capital city.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:


Karen Yan
Vancouver, British Columbia

“Reproduction Deduction”

Caitlin Croskery
Nepean, Ontario

“Home Sweet Home; A History of the British Home Children in Canada”

Jonathan Lavalley
Southwold, Ontario

“Indigenous People in WW1”

Penelope Siozos
Laval, Quebec

« Les immigrants Réfugiés au Canada »

Valerie Sia
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

“Railroaded: How the Chinese Railway Workers in British Columbia were Treated from 1881-1885”

Sarah Laurin
Stratford, Prince Edward Island

« La courtepointe »

Honorable Mentions

Danielle Trividic
Vancouver, British Columbia
Women of the Klondike Gold Rush

Jayden Chiu
Vancouver, British Columbia
The People Of Early Vancouver Chinatown

Liam Pope-Lau
Victoria, British Columbia
Jimmy Chicken Island: From Partial Perspectives to Paddling Together

Lucy Diaz
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
Accessible Washrooms: Are They?

Nycea Hazelwood
Lethbridge, Alberta
Truth and Reconciliation

Allister Merrifield
Rosetown, Saskatchewan
The Tunnels Of Moose Jaw and Prohibition

Sheradan Done
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Stamps and Their Sticky Past

Bernz Duaban
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg's Exchange District

Dorie Tesseyman
London, Ontario
Internment of Japanese Canadians

Jacob Joseph
London, Ontario
Helping Hands in Space

Étienne Leclerc
Saint-Ludger, Quebec
Les écoles de rang

Asma Bedrouni
Montreal, Quebec
L'insuline: Le cadeau du Canada à l'humanité

Tristan Lagueux
Montreal, Quebec
L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal

Yuser Mahfud
Fredericton, New Brunswick
The New Heritage

Eli Malsom Paul
Oromocto First Nation, New Brunswick
Fred Sasakamoose

Phaedra Williams
Midgic, New Brunswick
My Grandfather

Iris Redon
Dunlop, New Brunswick
La première guerre mondiale

Ainslie Gibbon
Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia
The Wreck of the Melmerby

Sophie Weir
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
The Canadarm, Reaching for the Stars

Stella Pendergast
Cornwall, Prince Edward Island
La liste d'interdiction de vol Canadienne

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