Media Coverage


Kay MacBeth, last surviving member of Edmonton Grads, dies at 96

The Globe and Mail covers the life of Kay MacBeth.

Jul 23, 2018

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 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 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 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 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

New Heritage Minutes tackle ‘some hard truths about residential schools and treaties’ as part of reconciliation

National Post looks at the latest Heritage Minutes

Two new Heritage Minutes seek to shed light on some of the darkest moments in Canadian history and continue the work of reconciliation with our indigenous peoples. Read the full story here

Jun 21, 2016

Everyone Needs to Watch This New Heritage Minute About Residential Schools

Vice News features the new Heritage Minute on residential schools

Much like Hal and Joanne McLeod's fitness breaks for ParticipAction, Canada's hokey Heritage Minutes are embedded in the collective unconscious of most Canadian millennials. In recent years there's been a desire to modernize the shorts and revisit the parts of our past that Heritage Minutes often glossed over. 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.