ABOUT YOUNG CITIZENS
The Young Citizens program focuses on citizenship and is a complementary component to Heritage Fairs, an annual event where students present the results of their research on Canadian heroes, legends and key events in Canadian history. Participants in the Young Citizens program make a short video about their heritage fair topic, much like an evening news report or short documentary. The student videos are posted online and reviewed by a panel of judges for a chance to win a trip to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum.
Watch a clip about Young Citizens from CBC's The National:
2013 Young Citizens: Expedition North
To celebrate the centennial of the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1916), Canada’s History is looking for 40 students to participate in this special version of Young Citizens. These students will create a video that explores a theme relating to the history of Canada’s north. A panel of judges will review all 40 videos and select 2 students who will receive a trip to Ottawa to show their film at the Canada’s History Forum in the fall.
From May 13 - June 3, friends and family can view and vote for their favourite videos. The number of votes received will form part of the judge’s criteria.
In June, a panel of judges will review all of the 40 videos based on 6 different criteria. The top 2 videos will be chosen and the students will receive a trip for 2 to Ottawa in the fall, where they will show their film at the Canada’s History Forum.
We invite you to meet our Young Citizens, watch their videos, and cast your vote! Go to Find a Young Citizen and discover the stories of Canada's past.