Media Coverage


Ballenas students make most of trip to Ottawa

Parksville Qualicum Beach News speaks to two secondary students about their experience with Encounters with Canada.

Apr 09, 2019

Encounters with Canada


Historica Canada presents contest showcasing writing and art from Indigenous youth

The Gauntlet covers the Indigenous Arts & Stories contest.

Mar 15, 2019

Indigenous Arts & Stories

Dec 01, 2016

Jacques Cinq-Mars was a tough, rule-bending Montreal police captain

The Globe and Mail profiles Memory Project veteran Jacques Cinq-Mars

For most of the 1970s in Montreal, enforcing the law from midnight until dawn was the responsibility of Jacques Cinq-Mars, a tough, rule-bending police captain who eventually became the inspiration for a series of bestselling crime novels. Read the full story here. 

Nov 11, 2016

In Education: Logging in to remembrance

An Encounters with Canada student writes about her experience for Maple Ridge News

Nov. 11th. The only mandatory public school assembly in all of Canada. A minute of silent squirming during which, no disrespect to John McCrae, some kid will haltingly recite In Flander’s Fields. Read the full story here. 

Nov 03, 2016

Most agree fallen soldiers should be honoured beyond Remembrance Day

The Canadian Press speaks to Anthony Wilson-Smith about Historica Canada's Remembrance Day poll

A new poll suggests Canadians would like to see efforts to honour fallen soldiers extend well beyond Remembrance Day.

The study commissioned by Historica Canada found a vast majority of respondents would like to see a national monument to soldiers who died in combat in modern times. Read the full story here. 

Oct 26, 2016

'These people are just like you': Refugees share their stories of journey to Winnipeg

CBC Manitoba speaks to members of a Passages Canada panel of refugees

When Maysoun Darweesh moved to Winnipeg four years ago, she remembers clearly how the tears of joy, relief and happiness froze to her cheeks in the —42 C Winnipeg winter. Read the full story here. 

Oct 20, 2016

Kenojuak Ashevak Heritage Minute brings her art to life

CBC News speaks to the cast of the Kenojuak Ashevak Minute

Already immortalized through her iconic artwork, Kenojuak Ashevak's legacy is now preserved in film, too. Read the full story here. 

Oct 20, 2016

Kenojuak Ashevak Featured in New Heritage Minute

Canadian Art speaks to Anthony Wilson-Smith about the creation of the Kenojuak Ashevak Minute

“There is no one Inuit word for art. We say it is to transfer something from the real to the unreal.”

Those are the beginning words of the first Heritage Minute ever to pay tribute to an Inuit artist. Read the full story here. 

Aug 03, 2016

Young photographers share snapshots of cultural heritage

The Toronto Star profiles three of the Passages Canada Imagine Culture winners

Three Toronto women have swept up the top awards in the young adult category of a national photography contest that puts the focus on stories of migration and cultural heritage. Read the full story here. 

Jul 28, 2016

Memory Project gives Canadian Veterans the opportunity to share their memories

Canadian Military Family Magazine highlights The Memory Project

Margarita “Madge” Trull’s service in the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRENS) during the Second World War was so secretive that had she ever divulged information about her job, she could have been shot or sent to a detention camp. Read the full story here

Jul 12, 2016

Young Nunavik storyteller wins national writing award

Nunatsiaq News profiles Aboriginal Arts & Stories winner David Anauta

A budding young Nunavik storyteller has a strong message to send to other youth in the region: Stay in school — it could save your life. Read the full story here. 

Jul 12, 2016

Yellowknife student wins first place in national photo contest

My Yellowknife speaks to Passages Canada Imagine Culture contest winner Emma Willoughby

Emma Willoughby never imagined she’d win the Imagine Culture photo contest, but she decided to make a submission anyway. Read the full story here.