Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 03, 2014 17:30 ET

Helping Canadians Learn About History

Government of Canada supports Canada's History Society

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 3, 2014) - The Government of Canada is providing $1,475,000 over three years to Canada's History Society for the following three initiatives: the Governor General's History Awards and its associated History Forum, the website canadashistory.ca and Kayak magazine. This funding is provided through the Canada History Fund.

This was announced today by the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Governor General's History Awards includes student awards, as well as the following awards: Excellence in Community Programming, Excellence in Museums, Popular Media, Scholarly Research, and Excellence in Teaching.
  • This year's History Forum was held on November 2 in Ottawa, and the theme was Canada's Next Great Storyteller.
  • The online portal canadashistory.ca will be expanded to include information on our democracy, the First and Second World Wars, the flag, national symbols and Prime Ministers.
  • Kayak is a history magazine for children aged 8 to 13, published four times a year.
  • The mission of Canada's History Society is to make the discovery of our nation's past relevant, engaging, empowering and accessible to all Canadians.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support projects such as this one that give Canadians the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of their country and its history. I would like to commend Canada's History Society for its commitment to ensuring our collective past has a vibrant presence in Canada today."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Through these activities and awards, we hope to inspire passion and interest in all to explore the past. Canada's History is grateful for the Government's support of this project: it is a significant investment in Canada's future."

-Janet Walker, President and CEO, Canada's History Society

Associated Links

Canada History Fund

Canada's History Society

Governor General History Awards

Canada's History Forum

Kayak Magazine

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca