Media Coverage


North Delta teen takes the trip of a lifetime

Peace Arch News features a story by an Encounter With Canada participant.

Sep 17, 2018


Heritage Minute captures ‘immensity’ of Acadian Expulsion: director

The Annapolis County Spectator covers the upcoming Heritage Minute on the Deportation of the Acadians.

Sep 12, 2018

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 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

Jun 21, 2016

The New Heritage Minute Is A Powerful Reminder Of Canada’s Residential School Legacy

Buzzfeed highlights the latest Heritage Minute

Historica Canada just released a powerful new Heritage Minute addressing the legacy of Canada's residential school system. While many Heritage Minutes cover proud or triumphant parts of Canadian history, this focuses on one of Canada's worst chapters. 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. 

Jun 17, 2016

Surrey artist wins top prize in national contest

Cloverdale Reporter profiles Aboriginal Arts & Stories winner Megan Benoit

Megan Benoit's painting, Medicinal Healing, which draws on her Metis/Cree heritage and touches on themes of turmoil, pain and reconciliation, placed first in the junior arts category (ages 14 to 18) at the Aboriginal Arts and Stories contest. Read the full story here

Jun 16, 2016

Aboriginal Arts & Stories Awards Ceremony

Snapd Hamilton photographs of the Aboriginal Arts & Stories Awards

Indigenous leaders, youth, authors, artists and members from local communities gathered at the Art Gallery of Hamilton to honour the winners of Historica Canada’s 2016 Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest. See photos here

Jun 16, 2016

Métis teen Cyan-Raven Gielewska wins Aboriginal Arts & Stories award for play on residential schools

CBC speaks to one of the Aboriginal Arts & Stories winners

A 15-year-old Métis teen from Kitchener, Ont., has been honoured for her award-winning script about residential schools. Read the full story and listen to the interview here

Jun 07, 2016

D-Day gathering captivated by veteran's WWII memories

CBC covers The Memory Project's D-Day event in Charlottetown

You could hear a pin drop at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown Monday evening as Second World War veteran Joyce Paynter told her story of the war, which started in a town south of London, England. Read the full story here