Media Coverage


Lucy Maud Montgomery — and P.E.I. — to be featured in Heritage Minute

CBC PEI speaks to Heritages Minute Manager Davida Aronovitch about the filming of a new Minute

Sep 20, 2017


Local youth joins teens across Canada on Ottawa trip

MeadowlakeNOW speaks to a local student about her Encounters with Canada experience

Sep 18, 2017

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. 

Jul 01, 2016

Eastwood student recognized with national Aboriginal arts award

Kitchener Citizen profiles Aboriginal Arts & Stories winner Cyan-Raven Gielewska

A Kitchener student mixed her love of writing with solid research to earn herself a national award for a play she wrote called I Remember. Read the full story here

Jun 30, 2016

New Online Exhibit Looks Beyond July 1 and Takes You Back to the Battle of the Somme

CBC Radio speaks to The Canadian Encyclopedia editor Richard Foot about a new digital exhibition

The Somme was much more than a single morning. It was months of bloody, pointless war. Now the Canadian Encyclopedia and Historica Canada have launched a new online exhibit to revisit that battle. Listen to the interview here

Jun 30, 2016

Aboriginals: Canada’s founding peoples

An article in Diplomat Magazine by Historica Canada President and CEO Anthony Wilson-Smith

The history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada begins much earlier than any other group living here — and is far more complex. Read the full story here

Jun 29, 2016

The Heritage Minute Canada needs to see

Walrus Magazine reviews the latest Heritage Minute

A child runs out of a red brick building and into the woods. The scene cuts to moments from his past: a dark room filled with children who are crying as scissors roughly shear their hair, a priest throwing a boy to the ground because he won’t recite a prayer. Read the full story. 

Jun 29, 2016

Canadians ‘happy at home’ when it comes to travel, new poll suggests

The Globe and Mail features a Historica Canada poll about Canadians' travel preferences

A new poll finds that while most Canadians have lived or travelled abroad, the majority see their homeland as a top vacation destination. Read the full story here. 

Jun 23, 2016

Joseph Boyden pens Heritage Minute to illustrate horrors of residential schools

CBC speaks to author Joseph Boyden about the new Heritage Minute

It was an ongoing fascination with the story of Chanie Wenjack, and especially a photo of him, that prompted Joseph Boyden to write Canada's most recent Heritage Minute about residential schools. Read the full story here

Jun 22, 2016

'Healing the wounds'

Brantford Expositor features the National Aboriginal Day event where the new Chanie Wenjack Heritage Minute launched

The 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day was celebrated with a flourish of ceremony on Tuesday as Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Ontario Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell became the first two vice-regal representatives to tour the Woodland Cultural Centre and the nearby Mohawk Institute, a former residential school in Brantford. Read the full story here