Women’s History Webinar Series

From September to early December Canada’s History will host education- and community-based webinars inspired by Canadian women’s history.

The 2015 fall webinar series will include a variety of topics in Canadian women’s history. We hope to start a conversation leading into the 8th Canada’s History Forum: Centennial of Women’s Suffrage, and continue the conversation as we move towards celebrations in 2016. Join us in listening to these phenomenal presenters speak about prominent figures, moments, and places in Canada’s women’s history, as well as what has influenced the teaching of women’s history in the classroom and what it looks like today.

See here for more details, include a description of each webinar.

Kayak Kids’ Illustrated History Challenge


Start writing your exciting Canadian History tale and you could be on your way to Ottawa for the 2015 Governor General’s History Awards. The award is open to Canadian kids between the ages of 7 and 14. Students are invited to create their own illustrated story based on any element of Canada’s past they find of interest. The deadline for entries is May 1, 2015!

Stories should be between 500–1200 words in length and should include 1–3 illustrations or archival photographs to accompany the story. Comic Strip formats are eligible; students should keep in mind a 5-page comic typically entails 500 words. Stories can be written in either English or French.

Stories will be evaluated by a panel of judges on the following basis:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Content and story composition
  • Grammar, spelling and quality of writing
  • Use of illustrations to support the story

The top two writers, one French and one English, will receive a $1000 RESP and a trip to Ottawa. The top twenty-five stories will be published on our website and awarded a complimentary subscription to Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids. All participants will receive a special certificate commending them on their participation.

 The contest deadline is May 1, 2015.

English lesson plan: http://www.canadashistory.ca/KayakAwardLessonPlan

French lesson plan: http://www.histoirecanada.ca/prixkayaklecon

There’s still time to participate in the 2015 Canada Day Challenge [Update: Deadline extended!]

canada-day-challenge_1418393607226_engThere is still time to participate in the 2015 Canada Day Challenge! The deadline is March 20, 2015 has been extended to April 2!

Canadian youth from ages 8 to 18 are invited to express what Canada means to them by submitting entries in three categories: DRAW IT! (poster design), SNAP IT! (digital photography) and WRITE IT! (creative writing).

Participants who submit their entry have a chance to win great prizes!

For more information on the Canada Day Challenge, prizes, and for the complete contest rules, visit www.challenge.pch.gc.ca.

Best of luck to all!

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