Getting Started

Canada’s National History Society is proud to introduce #OurStoriesOurVoices, a new national youth program that gives students aged 9 to 18 the opportunity to explore a story that is important in their community’s past and to share the people, places, events, and objects that illuminate our diverse past.

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National Contest


The #OurStoriesOurVoices national contest invites you to select a person, place, event, or object in your community that other Canadians should know about. Then, share your research and analysis in a creative format of your choosing.

Starting off on the Right Foot (Choosing a Topic and Creative Response that Work Together)

Projects you’ve already created at home, in school, or for heritage fairs are also eligible!

Submit Your Story

Enter a submission to the #OurStoriesOurVoices national contest.

Our Thanks

This program has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

In the Classroom

Discover resources and educational materials catered to educators and parents to help bring #OurStoriesOurVoices into the classroom.

Starting Your Storytelling Journey

Students who attended this virtual event discovered the magic of storytelling, how to bring characters to life, and how to turn historical events into an engaging story.