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

Mar 19, 2015

Arts contest open to Aboriginal youth across Canada

Thompson Citizen speaks to past winners of the Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest

Canadians of aboriginal ancestry - status, non-status, Inuit, or Métis - have the chance to take part in a contest until the end of March. The Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest, by Historica Canada, invites youth ages 11 to 29 to submit a piece of writing, or a piece of art about a moment or theme in aboriginal history and/or culture. Read the full story here.

Mar 12, 2015

Can you guess the Heritage Minute from these animated gifs?

After the release of the Heritage Minute mash-up, The Toronto Star quizzes readers on how well they know the Minutes

The Heritage Minute sare in the news again after Historica Canada, the independent group behind them, released a video on Youtube that remixed bits of the vignettes about Canada with hip artist Drake’s popular song Started From the Bottom. Read the story here.

Mar 10, 2015

Drake meets Heritage Minutes in ‘A Part OVO Heritage’

CBC’s The National features a story on the first Heritage Minutes mash-up

Watch CBC’s The National's story on the Hertiage Minute Mashup. View the video here.


Mar 10, 2015

Drake featured in Heritage Minute mash-up

Global News covers the release of our Heritage Minute mash-up

Canadian rap star Drake‘s autobiographical song “Started from the Bottom” is featured in a new Heritage Minutes mash-up. Historica Canada teamed up with Thought Café to produce a compilation of clips from Heritage Minute videos set to a few lines from Drake’s hit. Read full story here.

Mar 10, 2015

Historica Canada releases Drake-themed Heritage Minute

Maclean’s speaks to Davida Aronovitch about the Heritage Minute mash-up and the Minutes relaunch

Is Historica Canada on its worst behaviour? Hardly. The organization that brings Canadians our beloved Heritage Minutes, showcasing some of our history’s greatest moments, managed to dominate headlines on Tuesday, having come through with afancy mash-up video that splices bits of past Minutes so they’re set to the beat of Drake’s Started from the Bottom. Read the full story here.

Mar 10, 2015

Drake gets his own Heritage Minute with ‘most Canadian mashup of all time’

National Post runs an interview with Davida Aronovitch about the origins of the Heritage Minute mash-up

Toronto rapper/global ambassador Drake has been known to introduce his 2013 hit “Started From the Bottom” as ‘the national anthem.’ On Tuesday, that declaration got an official endorsement (of sorts) from Historica Canada, the company behind the Heritage Minutes, thanks to a viral video described as ‘the most Canadian mashup of all time.’ Read the story here.

Mar 08, 2015

Prime Ministers removed from library

Anthony Wilson-Smith talks to the Sault Star about putting history in the public eye

Photographs of Canadian prime ministers are now history at Sault Ste. Marie Public Library's Centennial branch. Black and white portraits of the country's leaders, on display for more than 40 years, were taken down from a lower-level wall last August because of concerns about their poor condition. Read the full article here.

Mar 08, 2015

Contest encourages Aboriginal youth to explore historical themes

Eagle Feather News speaks to the winner of last year’s Aboriginal Arts & Stories contest

A young artist’s research into her own identity was the inspiration behind her winning piece of art. Nicole Paul created “Keeper of the Voice” originally as a way to honour and memorialize residential school survivors. Hers was part of an offering at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada hearings. Read the story here.

Mar 03, 2015

Edmonton students nab top prizes in citizenship test

CBC News talks to two students from the classroom that won the Citizenship Challenge

Two Grade 9 students at Edmonton's Londonderry School recently took home top prizes in the Canadian Citizenship Challenge. Read the article and watch video here.

Feb 19, 2015

A teen’s brave tale

The Squamish Chief profiles an Encounters with Canada participant

When a young man named Cassidy of the N’Quatqua First Nation spoke at the Sea to Sky school board meeting last week, he stopped time. The Grade 11 student from Pemberton came to Squamish to tell the members of the board about his recent trip to Ottawa as part of Encounters with Canada. Read the article here.