In a globalized and digital world, Canadians are more connected than ever before. Communication is instantaneous and information is at our fingertips.
But what is the depth of our connections? What do we really know about our neighbours, friends, and colleagues? How can we understand the experiences and perspectives of others? How do we encourage students to become engaged, empathetic citizens?
Today’s leaders in the field of history know that a deeper understanding of the past has the power to bring together seemingly disparate people and communities. History connects us to each other, to places, and to ideas. Through the stories and experiences that we share, we strengthen these connections and our commitment to one another.
The 11th Canada’s History Forum welcomed the recipients of the 2018 Governor General’s History Awards to share the impact of their work on the communities that they serve. Presenters discussed how history can be used to build richer and deeper connections between all Canadians.
The event took place on January 27, 2019 at the Canadian War Museum and was livestreamed via Facebook. Below is the afternoon session; the morning session is available in the Canada’s History Facebook video library. Preview the event programme.