The Canada During COVID Archive collected the experiences of Canadians during the pandemic for the past year. We interviewed 6 archive participants who tell us about their lives during the first year of the pandemic.
Explore our collection of educational videos, highlighting stories from Canadian history
Canadian innovations have helped shaped the world we live in today. Learn more about these innovations, and the Canadian inventors behind them, with Historica Canada’s video series, produced in partnership with the Rideau Hall Foundation
The Citizenship Challenge asks Canadians to test their national knowledge by studying for and writing a mock citizenship exam in French or English, and also creates learning tools and videos to increase our understanding of topics related to citizenship and history.
Critical Digital Literacy
Do your students think critically about the messages fighting for their attention? Today’s digital media landscape can leave them frustrated about which news sources to trust, but disinformation was around well before the internet.
Multiculturalism in Canada
50 years ago, Canada became the first country in the world to adopt an official multiculturalism policy. In collaboration with community members, academics, consultants and artists, Historica Canada has created a podcast and video series, and new content on The Canadian Encyclopedia about the history and legacy of multiculturalism in Canada.
Official Languages Act
Linguistic plurality is a cornerstone of modern Canadian identity, but the history of language in Canada is not a simple story. Today, English and French enjoy equal status in Canada, although this has not always been the case. The 50th anniversary of Canada’s Official Languages Act (OLA) represents an opportunity to learn about the history that led to the Act, and its subsequent legacy.
"Residential Schools" aims to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, and honour the stories of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Survivors, their families, and communities.
Strong & Free
Tracing stories from the earliest Black settlers to recently arrived Canadians, Strong and Free captures just a few of the crucial stories of Black Canadians thriving and contributing to building this country.
The audio in these stories is from Strong and Free, a six-part podcast from Historica Canada, produced by Media Girlfriends. Because Black history is Canadian history.
The Memory Project
These videos provide educators an opportunity to present oral history as a valuable source and incorporate firsthand accounts into classroom activities and discussions.
Produced by the Memory Project. To learn more about military history, visit thememoryproject.com
Women in Canadian History
Women in Canada have played a crucial role in the story of the past and how it shapes the present. Women’s history seeks to write women back into the parts of the narrative from which they have been omitted, with the goal of telling a more complete story.