Media Coverage


Dr. Wilder Penfield honoured by Google on 127th birthday

CBC reflects on the life of Dr. Penfield, featured in one of the best-known Heritage Minutes

Jan 26, 2018


Students encourage peers to seek out travel programs

The Dryden Observer talks to a student who attended Encounters with Canada

Dec 13, 2017

Jul 01, 2016

Eastwood student recognized with national Aboriginal arts award

Kitchener Citizen profiles Aboriginal Arts & Stories winner Cyan-Raven Gielewska

A Kitchener student mixed her love of writing with solid research to earn herself a national award for a play she wrote called I Remember. Read the full story here

Jun 30, 2016

Aboriginals: Canada’s founding peoples

An article in Diplomat Magazine by Historica Canada President and CEO Anthony Wilson-Smith

The history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada begins much earlier than any other group living here — and is far more complex. Read the full story here

Jun 30, 2016

New Online Exhibit Looks Beyond July 1 and Takes You Back to the Battle of the Somme

CBC Radio speaks to The Canadian Encyclopedia editor Richard Foot about a new digital exhibition

The Somme was much more than a single morning. It was months of bloody, pointless war. Now the Canadian Encyclopedia and Historica Canada have launched a new online exhibit to revisit that battle. Listen to the interview here

Jun 29, 2016

Canadians ‘happy at home’ when it comes to travel, new poll suggests

The Globe and Mail features a Historica Canada poll about Canadians' travel preferences

A new poll finds that while most Canadians have lived or travelled abroad, the majority see their homeland as a top vacation destination. Read the full story here. 

Jun 29, 2016

The Heritage Minute Canada needs to see

Walrus Magazine reviews the latest Heritage Minute

A child runs out of a red brick building and into the woods. The scene cuts to moments from his past: a dark room filled with children who are crying as scissors roughly shear their hair, a priest throwing a boy to the ground because he won’t recite a prayer. Read the full story. 

Jun 23, 2016

Joseph Boyden pens Heritage Minute to illustrate horrors of residential schools

CBC speaks to author Joseph Boyden about the new Heritage Minute

It was an ongoing fascination with the story of Chanie Wenjack, and especially a photo of him, that prompted Joseph Boyden to write Canada's most recent Heritage Minute about residential schools. Read the full story here

Jun 22, 2016

Heritage Minutes showcase and celebrate National Aboriginal Day

Two Row Times speaks to young actors involved in the latest Heritage Minute

Two young men of Six Nations are part of Historica Canada’s latest Heritage Minute that explores the dark history of the country’s residential school system. Read the full story here

Jun 22, 2016

'Healing the wounds'

Brantford Expositor features the National Aboriginal Day event where the new Chanie Wenjack Heritage Minute launched

The 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day was celebrated with a flourish of ceremony on Tuesday as Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Ontario Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell became the first two vice-regal representatives to tour the Woodland Cultural Centre and the nearby Mohawk Institute, a former residential school in Brantford. Read the full story here

Jun 21, 2016

From hokey nostalgia to hard-hitting history: The evolution of Canada's Heritage Minutes

With the launch of a new Heritage Minute, CBC takes a look at the history of the 60-second videos

Canadians who grew up watching television in the 1990's are, by and large, more alarmed by the smell of burnt toast than almost anyone else on Earth. Read the full story here. 

Jun 21, 2016

New Heritage Minute explores dark history of Indian residential schools

CBC Aboriginal looks at the new Heritage Minute about residential schools

Making its premiere on National Aboriginal Day, Historica Canada's newest Heritage Minute explores the dark history of Indian residential schools and their lasting effects on Indigenous people. Read the fully story here