We’re the Canada people; we offer programs that you can use to explore, learn and reflect on our history, and what it means to be Canadian. You may know us through our Heritage Minutes and The Canadian Encyclopedia, but we do many other things as well. We reach more than 19 million Canadians annually. Everything our not-for-profit organization provides is in both official languages and usually for free. You can find our programs and content in venues including schools, public places, on television, trains, planes - and online everywhere.
See some of our programs highlighted below. To learn more visit historicacanada.ca.
The Canadian Encyclopedia is a free, bilingual online resource of over 20,000 fact-checked articles and learning tools about Canada’s history and culture. The Encyclopedia has hundreds of resources for teachers including timelines, quizzes and education guides covering provincial and territorial curriculum topics for social sciences and history, Indigenous studies, geography and sciences, civics and more. Visit thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
The Citizenship Challenge asks students to test their national knowledge by studying for and writing a mock citizenship quiz in French or English. The Citizenship Challenge also offers free bilingual learning tools on curricula-relevant topics in Canadian civics. Register at CitizenshipChallenge.ca .
Learn more about the history of languages in Canada with our new Official Languages Act Education Guide ! Celebrate the Act’s 50 th anniversary with activities about our two official languages and explore different perspectives on the Act. Learn more at education.historicacanada.ca , where you can explore hundreds of learning tools on topics in Canadian history.
We are happy to respond to suggestions or comments relating to the content of this reference work:
We’re the Canada people;
we offer programs that you can use to explore, learn and reflect on our history,
and what it means to be Canadian.