2020 Young Citizens Revealed

Despite COVID-19, students showcase important Canadian histories.

Posted December 4, 2020

For thousands of students, the COVID-19 pandemic meant missing out on their annual heritage fair — a public exhibition of student research projects about Canadian history. Approximately 80 heritage fairs take place each spring in every province and territory, bringing together students, teachers, families, museums, and community organizations.

Despite these circumstances, many students continued their schooling at home and carried out ambitious research projects for the Young Citizens program – the national program for Heritage Fairs that encourages students to make short videos about key moments in Canadian history.

Canada’s History is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Young Citizens program.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:


Sierra W.
Lacombe, Alberta

“History of the Toronto Stock Exchange”

Jericho J.
Winnipeg, Manitoba


Gilvan G.
Ailsa Craig, Ontario

“Leo Major The Forgotten Hero”

Zahraa A.
Montreal, Quebec

« L'évolution du masque à gaz »

Youth Committee Choice Award

Alexa O.
East St. Paul, Manitoba
Manitoba: The Formation, Confederation, and Celebration!

Mariya K.
Kirkland, Quebec
Le jour de la marmotte

Honorable Mentions

Juhi B.
Surrey, British Columbia
Nellie McClung

Prabhnoor S.
Prince George, British Columbia
Sikhs In The Canadian Armed Forces

Caleb L.
Shediac, New Brunswick
Priceville Footbridge Tragedy

Thatcher H.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
Predicament on Payzant Island

Tannin D.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
The DeCew Falls Generating Station, AC DC Current and The Five Men Named John - “An Electric Story”

Moorea S.
Warren Grove, Prince Edward Island
The Farmers Bank of Rustico

Carsten R.
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
From a Sawmill to the Skies

Janie O.
Haute-Aboujagane, New Brunswick
L'évolution de l'éducation au Nouveau-Brunswick

Leah R.
Montreal, Quebec
Les bras spatial canadien

Reese K.
Montreal, Quebec
L'histoire des bagels au Canada

Amara W.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
St. Laurent Manitoba

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