Media Coverage


What do we really know about 'the true history of Canada'?

CTV News examines Canadian knowledge of Indigenous histories.

Jul 01, 2021


TAYLOR: D-Day taught us the meaning of sacrifice

Col. Gilbert Taylor reflects on D-Day and includes an excerpt of Lloyd Bentley’s testimony with The Memory Project.

Jun 05, 2021

May 17, 2021

Innovation Through the Lens of History

Anthony Wilson-Smith, president and CEO of Historica Canada, and Bronwyn Graves, Director of Programs and Education, reflect on the discovery of insulin and Canadian innovation at large.

Next year marks the centenary of the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting, Charles Best, J.J.R. Macleod and James Collip at the University of Toronto. As Historica Canada releases the Heritage Minute on the discovery, Anthony Wilson-Smith and Bronwyn Graves reflect on what the Minutes have taught us about Canada, innovation and the spirit that has sustained us through a pandemic. Read the full story here.

May 17, 2021

Heritage Minute marks 100th anniversary of work to discover insulin

The Canadian Press covers the new Heritage Minute on the discovery of insulin.

TORONTO — A new Heritage Minute is marking the 100th anniversary of groundbreaking research that led to the discovery of insulin.
Historica Canada released the latest in its ongoing series which highlights some of the country’s crowning achievements.
Set in late 1921, the minute-long video centres on 13-year-old Leonard Thompson, the first patient to receive successful injections for his Type 1 diabetes. Read the full story here.

Apr 15, 2021

King veteran shares stories as part of Memory Project

The Hamilton Spectator speaks with LCol (ret’d) Susan Beharriell, a Memory Project veteran speaker.

“If we don’t tell our stories, no one else will.”
That’s the reason King’s own LCol (ret’d) Susan Beharriell, O.M.M., CD, shares her military experiences through a unique government program.
Reaching out to largely students from primary grades through university, Beharriell delivers talks to the nation’s young people through The Memory Project, operated by Historica Canada. Read the full story here.

Feb 28, 2021

Alberta veteran recalls his experience 30 years after the Gulf War

Global News interviewed Memory Project veteran speaker Bob Crane on his war experience.

Thirty years since the end of the Persian Gulf War, an Alberta veteran has lent his voice to a new project that aims to preserve the memory of war for the next generation.

Crane says it was important for him to participate in The Memory Project.
“I do know, having done that video… long after I’m gone, I won’t have to worry about people remembering the Gulf War, at least there is something there, something that was put together very well I thought — for people to look at in the future.” Read the full story here.

Feb 20, 2021

New Heritage Minute Featuring Canadian Jazz Legend Oscar Peterson Debuts for Black History Month

Zoomer Magazine covers the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

To mark Black History Month, Historica Canada has released a new Heritage Minute about legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.
“From Montreal to Carnegie Hall and far beyond, Oscar Peterson became one of the most recorded and celebrated jazz musicians of all time,” narrator and Black Canadian pianist-composer Oliver Jones says at the end of the spot. Read the full story here.

Feb 19, 2021

Heritage Minute celebrates Little Burgundy years of Oscar Peterson

Montreal Gazette covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Peterson turned out to be one of the finest jazz pianists of his generation, winning seven Grammy Awards, recording dozens of albums, and playing in venues around the world.

Producing a Heritage Minute about Oscar Peterson is such a natural, the only surprising thing is it’s taken Historica Canada this long to make one. Read the full story here.

Feb 18, 2021

New Heritage Minute Celebrates Montreal Jazz Icon Oscar Peterson

Huffington Post covers the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

If the Civil Rights movement had a soundtrack, “Hymn to Freedom” by Montreal musician Oscar Peterson would be on it. Inspired by Black church songs from his childhood, Peterson’s music was “swiftly embraced by people over the world” as the anthem of the movement, according to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
It’s just one of countless cultural contributions made by the jazz visionary, whose life story is feted in the latest Heritage Minute. Read the full story here.

Feb 18, 2021

Oscar Peterson Heritage Minute

The Montrealer covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson

Historica Canada has released a new Heritage Minute celebrating the legacy of renowned jazz musician Oscar Peterson.
Peterson grew up in the Black working-class community of Little Burgundy (St. Henri) in Montreal. His father, a railway porter, saw music as a ticket out of poverty for his children and insisted they learn piano and a brass instrument. Read the full story here.

Feb 18, 2021

Oscar Peterson Honoured in New Heritage Minute

Exclaim! Magazine covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Years after being immortalized in downtown Ottawa, Canadian jazz legend Oscar Peterson has been honoured in a new Heritage Minute.
The 96th instalment in Historica Canada's long-running series of shorts briefly touches on Peterson's working class upbringing in Montreal, his introduction to music and how he would become "one of the most recorded and celebrated jazz musicians of all time." Read the full story here.

Feb 17, 2021

There's A New Heritage Minute That Tells The Story Of Canadian Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson

Narcity features the new Heritage Minute on jazz legend Oscar Peterson.

There's a new Heritage Minute that tells the story of Oscar Peterson, a famous Canadian jazz pianist who was born and raised in Montreal.
Historica Canada, the organization that puts out the famous clips, told Narcity the video focuses on him growing up and his rise to fame. Read the full story here.