The topics covered in this magazine, the videos, and the accompanying learning tool just begin to scratch the surface of the history of the arts in Canada, but we hope they can be used as a starting point for learning more about the rich cultural history of arts and culture in Canada. The week aims to encourage Canadians to reflect upon and engage with Canada’s past, and in doing so, to better understand diverse artistic expressions and their role in shaping our country. While there are many current Canadian artists and creators who have made a great impact nationally and internationally, this digital magazine focuses on artists and creators who made an impression earlier in our history. The range of incredible creators and their creations in our past defies inclusion in a single document, but we hope the topics in this magazine cover a wide range within the history of arts and culture in Canada.