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

Apr 10, 2014

Mehak Tejani on Passages Canada

Passages Canada speaker, Mehak Tejani, was featured on Ismailimail, a blog that gathers the stories and achievements of Ismaili Muslims

Read full bio here.

Apr 04, 2014

Harper Government unveils plan for Canada's digital future

Digital Canada 150 sets clear goals for a connected and competitive Canada

"We cannot properly know and understand our stories, our history and each other unless we can connect with each other. This is the necessary starting point for everything else," Anthony Wilson-Smith, President, Historica Canada. For full article please click here.

Apr 02, 2014

The Zoomer TV: Canada

Anthony Wilson-Smith, President of Historica Canada, on Canada's 150th

Conrad Black and Denise Donlon from The Zoomer TV, speak with Anthony Wilson-Smith about Canada's 150th anniversary and where we are headed as a nation. Click here to watch the full clip.

Mar 05, 2014

SJR class wins national prize

Winnipeg MP writes about joining the Citizenship Challenge's winning classroom

A local Grade 9 class has won the Historica Canada National award for having the highest national average on a citizenship exam. Out of 1,130 classrooms, Mr. Henderson’s Grade 9 Canada in the Contemporary World class at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School won the Classroom Grand Prize with an average mark of 92%. Read full story here.

Mar 01, 2014

Painting on War of 1812 earns student a trip to Toronto

The Victoria Times Colonist interviewed Gahwi Woo about her War of 1812 winning piece

A Saanich student who painted a portrait of a 19th-century First Nations figure will be honoured at a ceremony in Toronto this week... Read full article here.

Feb 28, 2014

International Women's Week

Passages Canada speaker Vinita Kinra shares her experience of “becoming” Canadian with others at the Afghan Women’s Association for International Women’s Day/Week with CBC radio

To kick off International Women's week, Passages Canada hosted Indo-Canadian author, Vinita Kinra. Gill spoke with Vinita about her experience of "becoming" Canadian. Click here to listen to interview.

Feb 20, 2014

Renaming Union Station is not the way to honour Sir. John A.

Stephen Smith in The Globe and Mail regarding the possible renaming of Union Station

When a proposal was brought forward recently at Toronto city hall to change the name of Union Station to instead honour Sir John A. Macdonald, Historica Canada – the organization I chair – found itself in an unusual position. Many people assumed that we – with our mandate to promote Canadian history and citizenship values – would enthusiastically support the change. Read full article here.

Feb 18, 2014

Winnipeg students beat out rest of Canada for Citizenship Challenge test

Citizenship Challenge appeared in the Winnipeg Metro News regarding the challenge winners

A classroom of students has beat out more than 1,130 other classrooms in Canada to win a contest that challenges their knowledge of Canadian history. Read article here.

Jan 11, 2014

Sir John A. finally gets his Heritage Minute of fame

iPolitics article written by Kelsey Johnson on the new Heritage Minutes

It’s one of the highest honours a Canadian can aspire to. No, we’re not talking about the Order of Canada. And we’re not thinking of box seats for the Stanley Cup finals when the Toronto Maple Leafs or Edmonton Oilers finally figure out a way to make it there. We’re talking Historica Heritage Minutes. Read full article here.

Jan 10, 2014

Global News Morning Toronto

Anthony Wilson-Smith talks about the launch of our New Heritage Minutes on Global News Morning Show

Anthony Wilson-Smith of Historica Canada joins Global Toronto to talk about the 2014 launch of the Canadian heritage minute with a spotlight of Sir John A. Macdonald in celebration of his 199th birthday Saturday. Watch video here.