Image shows a blue lighthouse and the text The John Bragg Award for Atlantic Canada

Open for Applications!

The John Bragg Award empowers communities to share the stories of inspiring people who have shaped Atlantic Canadian history and society. Three organizations will receive a grant of up to $50,000 to carry out an initiative or project.

In the latest newsletter

Mi'kmaw Myths & Canadian Lore

What uncanny creatures lurk in the depths of the Canadian wilderness? Gather ’round the campfire for some spine-tingling stories of the supernatural.

Lacrosse Champ Honoured

Haudenosaunee team founder took Indigenous players to the world stage.

Riel’s Descendants Donate Trove of Manuscripts

Private papers provide moving portrait of Métis leader.

2023 Governor General's History Awards

Lianne C. Leddy

Serpent River Resurgence opens with the stories of the lands and waters of Anishinaabek territory, of the great serpent, her radiant eggs, and the lessons to be learned from disturbing them in unsustainable and disrespectful ways.

Craft at Risk

Craft at Risk was an ambitious project to research, assess, and address the loss of traditional knowledge and craft in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Chantal Clabrough

The Westmount High School Memorial Project was a decade-long endeavour to research and commemorate the lives of the school’s alumni who served and died during the Second World War.
The Governor General's History Awards

Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.

In the Latest Issue

December 2023-January 2024

See what’s available in the December 2023-January 2024 issue of Canada’s History.

Hooked Mat

Colourful hooked mats were among the handicraft items that provided income in remote Newfoundland and Labrador communities.

Polishing History

Winnipegger helps to restore first American presidential jet.
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Teaching about Disability in Your Classroom

These activities and resources guide teachers on incorporating disability studies in their classrooms.

Reflecting on Historical Inquiry

This lesson will help students reflect on what they have learned throughout their inquiry project.

Preparing for Difficult Conversations

In this lesson, students will assess their knowledge of the Residential School system and the ongoing investigations related to students who died while attending Residential Schools.

Considering the Role of Media on Public Awareness of Residential Schools

This lesson encourages students to reflect on the role of the media and the impact of the “news cycle” on public awareness of current affairs.