Press Releases

Oct 01, 2020

New Heritage Minute Highlights the World’s First Female Aeronautical Engineer

The 95th Heritage Minute in the collection highlights the groundbreaking achievements of Elsie MacGill, who made a career of shattering glass ceilings. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jan 29, 2020

Explore Places and People That Tell Canada’s Stories with Historica Canada on the Driftscape App

Starting today, locals and visitors of Canada have a unique opportunity to engage with stories from Canada’s past and present with ​Historica Canada programs on the Driftscape app. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Aug 15, 2019

New Heritage Minute from Historica Canada Shares Story of the Acadian Deportation on National Acadian Day

Descendants of early French settlers, Acadians developed a new culture and set of customs over many generations. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 17, 2019

Indigenous Arts & Stories Announces 2019 Winners After the Most Competitive Contest in Program’s 15 Year History

Winners were selected from more than 950 submissions, covering every province and territory. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

May 30, 2019

New Heritage Minute from Historica Canada Honours North Shore Regiment ahead of D-Day 75

As the world prepares to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, a new Heritage Minute tells Major MacNaughton’s story. READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Apr 11, 2019

New Director of Ottawa-based Encounters With Canada program

Historica Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Valdemar ‘Val’ Amigo READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Feb 20, 2019

The Vancouver Asahi story told by one of their own in Historica Canada’s new Heritage Minute

As Kaye Kaminishi recalls, “On the streets we weren’t welcome, but on the field, we were the Asahi – Vancouver’s champions.” READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 21, 2018

Winners of National Indigenous Arts & Stories Contest Announced

The 2018 Indigenous Arts & Stories winners take home $2,000 and receive a trip to Ottawa READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 20, 2018

Corner Brook student wins $500 grand prize in national Citizenship Challenge contest

More than 170,000 Canadians participated in the Challenge READ THE FULL STORY HERE

Jun 13, 2018

Historica Canada releases first LGBTQ2 Heritage Minute about pioneer gay activist Jim Egan

The Minute explores Egan’s fight against homophobia in the 1950s and culminates with the 1995 Supreme Court verdict to deny him and his partner Jack Nesbit spousal rights. READ THE FULL STORY HERE