About #OurStoriesOurVoices

EXTENDED DEADLINE! — 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 things that illuminate our diverse past.

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National Contest


The #OurStoriesOurVoices national contest invites you to select a person, place, event, or thing 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)

Lessons on historical significance and primary source evidence have helped orient the “what” of your project. Now, here’s how to figure out the “how.”

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.

National Contest

Check out the rules and learn how to submit a creative response to the #OurStoriesOurVoices national contest. Use the hashtag #OurStoriesOurVoices to share your progress and stay connected. The new deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021.

Inspiring #OurStoriesOurVoices

Students who attended this virtual event discovered new stories from Canada’s past and felt inspired to share the histories that matter to them.