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

Dec 01, 2019

The last word: What role do encyclopedias play in the modern world?

Anthony Wilson-Smith, president and CEO of Historica Canada and a former editor-in-chief of Maclean’s Magazine, reflects on the role of encyclopedias in the modern world.

The meeting room at Norway House, hard by the European Parliament in Brussels, is modern, brightly lit, with a convenient patio for breaks. As diplomatic buildings go, it’s welcoming. It is also an unlikely place for a Canadian to find himself talking about encyclopedias. Read the full article here.

Nov 08, 2019

More Canadians plan to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies this year: poll

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

TORONTO -- A new survey suggests more Canadians are planning to mark Remembrance Day this year, perhaps in a salute to the few remaining veterans of the Second World War. Read the full story here.

Nov 08, 2019

Remembrance Day ceremonies likely to see another increase this year

Radio-Canada International covers the Remembrance Day poll conducted on behalf of Historica Canada.

More and more Canadians are attending Remembrance Day ceremonies every year and it appears this coming Monday, Nov. 11, will be no different.
A new survey suggests that more than 41 per cent of Canadians plan to attend ceremonies honouring fallen service members on Monday. Read the full story here.

Nov 07, 2019

Maple Ridge honours 100-year-old Second World War gunner

The city of Maple Ridge recognizes the service of Fred Moritz whose testimony is on The Memory Project archive.

A Second World War veteran who ended his military career with eight medals was recognized for his service by the City of Maple Ridge on his 100th birthday. [...] In 2010, Moritz recounts his experience during the war in an interview for The Memory Project, an initiative of Historica Canada. Read the full story here.

Nov 06, 2019

Historica Canada’s new history teaching tool

Lookout Navy News features a new Memory Project learning tool.

A new teaching tool by non-profit Historica Canada is bringing first-hand accounts of veterans to the classroom just in time for Remembrance Day.
Record of Service: Canadian Contributions to International Peace and Security is geared towards middle school and high school students and includes a free education guide and accompanying DVD in both English and French. Read the full story here.

Oct 08, 2019

Oscar Peterson takes the stage in Historica Canada’s upcoming Heritage Minute

JazzFM covers the filming of a new Heritage Minute on Oscar Peterson.

Outside it was a warm, Sunday afternoon in a blazing sun.. But inside it was dark, cool — in every sense — and the year was 1946. It was Montreal’s Alberta Lounge.
Not really, but it sure looked that way. Read the full story here.

Sep 23, 2019

Poll suggests Canadians concerned about fake news, but struggle with spotting it

The Canadian Press covers a poll from Historica Canada on misinformation.

A new survey suggests Canadians are concerned about the proliferation of fake news, but they aren’t necessarily equipped to stop it from spreading. The poll from Historica Canada, the organization behind Canada’s Heritage Minutes, surveyed Canadians on the state of the news media and their own capacity to distinguish fact from opinion. Read the full story here.

Aug 18, 2019

Acadian Heritage Minute teaches about deportation from Maritimes

HalifaxToday covers the new Heritage Minute on the Acadian deportation.

Over 10,000 Acadian people were expelled from the Maritime Provinces between 1755 and 1764. A new educational commercial from Heritage Canada explains the 'Grand Derangement' in no uncertain terms. Read the full story here.

Aug 15, 2019

New Heritage Minute focuses on dark history of the Acadian Expulsion

Global News covers the new Heritage Minute on the Acadian Deportation.

The newest Canadian Heritage Minute is out and it pays tribute to a dark piece of Canadian history known as the Acadian Expulsion. Read the full story here.

Aug 15, 2019

New Heritage Minute aims to raise awareness about traumatic chapter of Canadian history

CBC covers the new Heritage Minute on the Acadian deportation.

It's been more than 260 years since thousands of Acadians were rounded up, torn from their families and forced away from their homes in the Maritimes. Historica Canada is now telling their story in a new Heritage Minute, which was released on Thursday — National Acadian Day. Read the full story here.