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Nominate your favourite community history or heritage event for the 2014 awards!

Community Programming

Nominate your favourite community history or heritage event for the 2014 awards!

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Community Programming.

Boomtown Trails

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence Community Programming.

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Community Programming.

Corporation Spect-Arts

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums.

Écomusée du fier monde

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums.

World War I historian Tim Cook wins the 2013 Governor General's History Award for Popular Media: the Berton Award.

2013 Berton Award Winner

World War I historian Tim Cook wins the 2013 Governor General's History Award for Popular Media: the Berton Award.

2013 recipients of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Graeme Cotton & Romy Cooper

2013 recipients of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Rachel Collishaw

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Matt Henderson

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Cathy MacDonald

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Lucie Jean-Mercier

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Neil Orford

2013 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

William Wicken wins the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research, the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize.

2013 Scholarly Research Award

William Wicken wins the Governor General's History Award for Scholarly Research, the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize.

Governor General's History Awards The Governor General’s History Awards are Canada’s top honours in the field of history and heritage. They celebrate the very best in Canadian achievements to ensure our national past has a vibrant presence in our society today.

The 2013 awards were presented on Tuesday, November 19 at Rideau Hall by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.

A special insert for the Governor General's History Awards appeared in The Globe and Mail on December 16, 2013. You can read it here: Open insert

Meet the 2013 recipients!

For media requests, please contact Nicole Harris at 204-470-4555.

Learn more about the 2013 award winners for Community Programming, Museums, Popular Media, Scholarly Research, Students, and Teaching.


Upcoming Award Deadlines

May 20, 2014

Recognizes excellence in the teaching of Canadian history, inspire teachers and schools to strive for excellence in Canadian history education and facilitates sharing of best practices and innovative teaching ideas within Canada’s teaching community. Six teachers will receive a medal and $2,500. The recipient’s school will also receive a $1,000 prize.

May 31, 2014

Nominate outstanding individuals or organizations that have helped popularize Canadian history with the written word through such means as publications, film, radio, television, theatre, voluntarism or the web.

June 14, 2014

Help strengthen both literacy skills and Canadian historical knowledge by encouraging Canadian kids between the ages of 7–14 to create their own illustrated story or comic based on any element of Canada’s past they find of interest.

August 14, 2014

Aims to inspire small, volunteer-led community organizations in the creation of innovative programming that commemorates important aspects of our heritage. Projects can be an event, activity or other form of programming. Nominations welcome.

August 16, 2014

This award honours significant achievements in the historical field and encourages standards of excellence specifically in the presentation, preservation and interpretation of national, regional or local history. Nominations for a deserving museum or heritage institution are welcome.


December 31, 2014

Publishers wishing to submit works with a 2014 imprint or, if not previously submitted, a 2013 imprint, should forward an entry for all the history books they have published during the year in order to give all their authors a chance at the prize.

March 31, 2015

Are you an Aboriginal Canadian between the ages of 14-29? Showcase your talent and creativity, have your work reviewed by the foremost Aboriginal storytellers. You could win cash prizes and even have your work published in a national magazine!

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