Media Coverage


P.E.I. woman on quest to visit all 87 Heritage Minutes locations

CBC News talks to a couple whose Canadian roadtrip was inspired by the Heritage Minutes

Jul 25, 2017


Six Nations author wins national prize

The Brantford Expositor speaks to Indigenous Arts & Stories winner K Dawn Martin

Jul 25, 2017

Mar 03, 2016

Students win top honours in Grant McRae Commemorative Contest

Cowichan Valley Citizen profiles winners of The Memory Project's contest

For students in Grade 7 at Queen Margaret’s School, Remembrance Day last fall was special due to a class project that honoured local veterans. Read the full story here

Mar 01, 2016

Canadian Identity—in Sixty Seconds or Less

Anthony Wilson-Smith writes about how a Heritage Minute is made for Walrus Magazine

IN OCTOBER 2015, on Dorset Island, in Nunavut, a film crew was conducting its final shoot of the day for a Heritage Minute about the Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Read the full story here

Feb 29, 2016

Quinn's in the market for pins

Truro Daily News speaks to Quinn Alexander about his involvement in an Encounters with Canada art project

Quinn Alexander is collecting pins, but he won't be holding on to them for long. When he heads to Ottawa in March he will add the pins to others being gathered, to create a large work of art. Read the full story here

Feb 18, 2016

Marymount student second in national art contest

Northern Life profiled one of the winners of the How We Remember contest

Grade 11 Marymount Academy student Casey McGee recently placed second in a Historica Canada contest for her artwork submission, entitled “The Unknown Soldier.” Read the full story here

Feb 18, 2016

Student participates in national Citizenship Challenge contest

The Western Star features the classroom winners of the Citizenship Challenge

After completing the Citizenship Challenge, Matthew Hamlyn was surprised what new citizens have to learn before they can become Canadians. Read the full story here. 

Feb 12, 2016

Sister of civil rights icon Viola Desmond cherishes her legacy

Global News covers An Evening Celebrating Black Women in Canada, featuring Viola Desmond's sister Wanda

Hundreds gathered at Pier 21 to hear from storytellers like El Jones who opened the stage with her spoken word magic. Read the full article and watch the video here. 

Feb 10, 2016

'Learn how to stand up and speak': Chintoh tells Oakville students

Oakville Beaver story on Passages Canada speaker Jojo Chintoh and his visit to E.J. James P.S.

History is important because it enriches us and teaches us to make more sensible choices, says Jojo Chintoh. Read the full story here

Feb 10, 2016

Celebrities pay tribute to their moms as role models

Share Newspaper covers Historica Canada's event "An Evening Celebrating Black Women in Canada"

An eclectic group of celebrities provided powerful testimonials to their moms and other important women in their lives at a Black History Month event at the Toronto Public Library last week. Read the full story here. 

Feb 04, 2016

Viola Desmond Heritage Minute moves icon's sister

CBC News interviews Wanda Robson about the new Heritage Minute

The sister of Nova Scotia civil rights icon Viola Desmond is delighted with the portrayal of Desmond in a new Heritage Minute released to coincide with African Heritage Month. Read the full story here

Feb 04, 2016

Heritage Moment

Cape Breton Post looks at the new Heritage Minute on Viola Desmond

Most are aware of the value of knowing our own history. When an event’s significance is of international prominence, and took place close to home, it’s really bound to grab our attention. Read the full story here