Media Coverage


New video marks Canada's contributions to first Gulf War on 30th anniversary

The Canadian Press speaks with Gulf War veteran Richard Austin on Historica Canada's new video on the Gulf War.

Jan 17, 2021


How the Gulf War brought this Blackfoot veteran back to his culture Social Sharing

Veteran Bob Crane, featured in a new video by Historica Canada, speaks about Indigenous military contributions to the Gulf War.

Jan 17, 2021

Jun 26, 2020

Canadians fail quiz on prominent BIPOC figures in history

Black Press Media covers the Canada Day poll commissioned by Historica Canada.

Viola Desmond has appeared on newly printed $10 bills for nearly two years, but only 29 per cent of Canadians are familiar with the civil rights crusader and how she challenged racial segregation in the 1940s.
Ahead of Canada Day – in a year that has quickly become one of reckoning for systemic racism – Historica Canada has released quiz results shedding light on just how little Canadians know about Indigenous, Black and other Canadians of colour who helped transform this country for the better. Read the full story here.

Jun 26, 2020

Only 16 per cent of participants pass quiz on prominent racialized, Indigenous Canadians

The Canadian Press covers a Canada Day poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada.

TORONTO -- Indigenous and other racialized Canadians have been shaping the country's history and culture for centuries, but a new poll suggests most Canadians have a lot to learn about most of them.
The survey commissioned by Historica Canada, creator of the popular Heritage Minutes, asked 1,000 respondents a series of 24 questions aimed at determining their knowledge on a range of issues.
Only 16 per cent of respondents were able to pass the quiz, which featured facts about the contributions of prominent Canadians ranging from Olympic athletes to scientists. Read the full story here.

Jun 21, 2020

BRAUN: The 'Forgotten War' marks its 70th anniversary

The Toronto Sun speaks with Anthony Wilson-Smith about the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

Most Canadians know that Ypres and Dunkirk are places where important battles took place. Kapyong? Not so much. The 70th anniversary of the Korean War - sometimes called the Forgotten War - is this week. Read the full story here.

Jun 01, 2020

Online archive to document Canadians' everyday stories during the pandemic

Daily Hive features the new Canada During COVID-19 archive.

What we don’t typically think of is the impact that our personal stories will have for the generations to come. Over the past few months, we’ve all quickly adapted to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic — something that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.
But how will historians remember this time in history? Historica Canada has devised a solution. The registered charity offers programs to explore, learn, and reflect on Canada’s history, and what it means to be Canadian. Now, to capture life in Canada during this unprecedented time, Historica Canada is building an online archive. Read the full story here.

May 29, 2020

Three Aberfoyle students part of Historica Canada’s COVID-19 virtual museum project

Wellington Advisor showcases three student submissions to the Canada During COVID-19 archive.

ABERFOYLE – Three students from Aberfoyle Public School have had school projects selected for the Canada During COVID-19 virtual museum, a Historica Canada project to archive experiences of Canadians during the pandemic. Read the full story here.

May 07, 2020

Canada’s New Heritage Minute Is An Emotional Love Story & The Video Will Give You Chills

Narcity covers the new Heritage Minute on the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Now, this is just so sweet. Canada's Heritage Minutes got a new installment that features a touching love story from World War II between a Canadian soldier and a Dutch civilian. This comes on the anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

New Heritage Minute tells story of life-long love, sparked in aftermath of occupation of the Netherlands

CBC News covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

It's the tale of a Canadian man who fought to liberate Europe, and a Dutch woman in Amsterdam who happily welcomed the Canadian soldiers. It's a symbol of the special 75-year relationship Canada and the Netherlands have shared since the liberation.
It's one of nearly 1,900 similar stories, according to Historica Canada, and this one has been told several times before. But now it has been captured in a Heritage Minute, further galvanizing its place in Canadian history. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

New Heritage Minute shines light on a love story and liberation of Netherlands

CTV Your Morning features the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

CTV Your Morning takes a look at the new Heritage Minute that focuses on Canada's involvement in the liberation of the Netherlands. Watch the clip here.

May 05, 2020

Liberation of the Netherlands: new Heritage Minute tells Dutch Canadian love story from Vancouver

The Georgia Straight covers the launch of the new Heritage Minute on the liberation of the Netherlands.

Among the ways that Canada is honouring today's 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands and the end of the Second World War is the release of a new Heritage Minute that tells a love story with a Vancouver connection. Read the full story here.

May 05, 2020

Newest ‘Heritage Minute’ features BC couple who met on VE Day

CHEK News speaks to Juliana Leahy, daughter of the couple featured in the newest Heritage Minute.

Juliana Leahy of Comox has already watched the newest “Heritage Minute” numerous times, but she still shakes her head every time.
She says it’s like watching her parents back then in real-time. Read the full story here.