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Tracing stories from the earliest Black settlers to recently arrived Canadians, Strong and Free captures just a few of the crucial stories of Black Canadians thriving and contributing to building this country. Listen to Strong and Free, a six-part podcast from Historica Canada, produced by Media Girlfriends. Because Black history is Canadian history.
 
In 1971, Canada became the first country in the world to adopt an official multiculturalism policy. It was meant to preserve cultural freedoms and recognize the contributions of diverse groups to Canadian society. Today it’s a defining feature of the Canadian identity. But for much of our history, that wasn’t the case. We explore the reasons why in this five-part series, A Place to Belong: A History of Multiculturalism in Canada, produced by Historica Canada and made possible in part by the ...
 
Record of Service, a podcast presented by The Memory Project. In this series, we bring you interviews with Canada’s veterans—their stories of life, loss and service. A new episode every week until November 11. The Memory Project Speakers Bureau and archive connects veterans and Canadian Forces members with school and community groups from coast to coast. A program of Historica Canada, the Memory Project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Go to thememoryproject.com to ...
 
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The Strong and Free podcast series is part of a larger Black History education campaign created by Historica Canada. Along with the podcast series, Historica Canada offers a video series, an education guide, and several new entries on The Canadian Encyclopedia about Black History in Canada. Follow Historica Canada on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok …
 
This episode was co-written by Melissa Fundira and Historica Canada. It was produced by Historica Canada. Production support from Michael Fiore and Edit Audio. Post-production by Edit Audio. Thanks to Jim Torczyner, who was also a consultant on this episode. Clips of Magda Popeanu generously provided by the Toronto Ward Museum’s Block by Block Prog…
 
This episode was co-written by Melissa Fundira and Historica Canada. It was produced by Historica Canada. Production support and post-production by Edit Audio. Thank you to Arlene Chan and to our script consultant, Dr. Serene Tan. Special thanks to the Lumb family and the Jean Lumb Foundation. Clips of Jean Lumb from the 2003 documentary Spirit of …
 
This episode was written and produced by Historica Canada. Production support from Andrew Chung and Edit Audio. Post-production by Edit Audio. Thanks to Soukaina Boutiyeb and to our script consultant, historian Dr. Marcel Martel. Fact-checking by Sebastian Leck. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Cover image co…
 
A Place to Belong is part of a larger education campaign created by Historica Canada and made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Along with the podcast series, Historica Canada also offers a video series and an education guide about the history of multiculturalism in Canada. Visit historicacanada.ca for more. Follow @HistoricaCanada on T…
 
A Place to Belong is part of a larger education campaign created by Historica Canada and made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Along with the podcast series, Historica Canada also offers a video series and an education guide about the history of multiculturalism in Canada. Visit historicacanada.ca for more. Follow @HistoricaCanada on T…
 
A Place to Belong is part of a larger education campaign created by Historica Canada and made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Along with the podcast series, Historica Canada also offers a video series and an education guide about the history of multiculturalism in Canada. Visit historicacanada.ca for more. Follow @HistoricaCanada on T…
 
Welcome to our Quarantine and Public Health Series! With the whole pandemic thing happening in the world, we thought we would take this time to knock out the health-focused heritage minutes and talk about the history of public health in Canada - with a little help from our friends, of course! Enjoy the second part of the Myrnam Hospital Heritage Mi…
 
Welcome to our Quarantine and Public Health Series! With the whole pandemic thing happening in the world, we thought we would take this time to knock out the health-focused heritage minutes and talk about the history of public health in Canada - with a little help from our friends, of course! This one ran long, so we chose to break it up into two p…
 
Special thanks to Survivors Piita Irniq and Abraham Anghik Ruben. Survivor testimony for this episode provided by the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Additional resources include University of Regina’s Shattering Silence and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. Thanks to our consultant,…
 
Special thanks to Survivors Linda Blomme, Larry Langille, and Louis Bellrose. Survivor testimony for this episode provided by the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Additional resources include University of Regina’s Shattering Silence and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. Thanks to our…
 
Special thanks to Survivors Riley Burns and Ed Bitternose. Survivor testimony in this episode was provided by the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Additional resources include University of Regina’s Shattering Silence and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future. Thanks to our consultants: Da…
 
The Residential Schools podcast series is part of a larger awareness campaign created by Historica Canada and funded by the Government of Canada. Along with the podcast series, Historica Canada also offers a video series, an education guide, and several new entries on The Canadian Encyclopedia about the history and legacy of residential schools. If…
 
The Residential Schools podcast series is part of a larger awareness campaign created by Historica Canada and funded by the Government of Canada. Along with the podcast series, Historica Canada also offers a video series, an education guide, and several new entries on The Canadian Encyclopedia about the history and legacy of residential schools. If…
 
Following in the footsteps of his brothers and many members of his Métis community, Frank Tomkins enrolled in the Canadian Army in 1945. His story touches on his family’s connection to the North-West Resistance, Cree Code Talkers, and the benefits denied to Indigenous veterans after the Second World War. Listen, then request a Memory Project speake…
 
The Canadian Federal election is on October 21st, we figured the RESPONSIBLE thing to do would be to cover the Responsible Government Heritage Minute! Heritage Minute Recap: (8:15) Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/SDS4gD5LgKoWebsite: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.com/ohcanadacast Email: ohcanadacast@gmail.com…
 
Thousands of women served in intelligence facilities like Britain’s Bletchley Park and Canada’s Camp X during the Second World War. The Memory Project Archive contains stories from women who were recruited for these secret roles through the British Women’s Royal Naval Service and the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. Find out about more what they were d…
 
It's time for some Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Minute action as Kim and Jerry are joined by our resident LMM expert to talk about the life and times of the famous PEI author of Anne of Green Gables. Heritage Minute Recap: (7:10) Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/xiJJIacdF-EWebsite: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: faceb…
 
This episode, Jerry and Kim are haunted once again by the undead spectre of colonialism. They talk about forced migration, false borders, and the potato blight. Heritage Minute Recap: (10:30) Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/H48gaLbJfxcWebsite: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.com/ohcanadacast Email: ohcanadacas…
 
This week, Jerry and Kim talk about their favourite ice cream-maker, Laura Secord, who may have helped the British win the war of 1812. Heritage Minute Recap: (9:40) Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/_L-vL5NFkYAWebsite: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.com/ohcanadacastEmail: ohcanadacast@gmail.com…
 
In this episode, Kim and Jerry discuss a big big hockey arena, the possible exploitation of immigrant labour, toxic masculinity in SPORT, and sexual abuse. Heritage Minute Recap: (4:45) Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/SegE6rL2m9AWebsite: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.com/ohcanadacastEmail: ohcanadacast@gmail…
 
It's Season 2! More importantly, it's Pride week (in Ottawa)! This week, Kim and Jerry make a triumphant return to talk about the newest - and only LGBTQ2+- Heritage Minute, which is about the writer and activist Jim Egan. Heritage Minute Recap: (4:23) Heritage Minute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3e5jC7yZeoWebsite: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twi…
 
In this episode, Jerry and Kim talk about the interceptor jet that got scrapped before it could fulfill all of Canada's aviation-based hopes and dreams, the Avro Arrow. Other topics include nuclear war, Diefenbaker's jowls, and Dan Aykroyd. Heritage Minute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdOIn_IqwsEWebsite: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohc…
 
In this episode, Jerry is conspicuously absent, but Kim talks to her good friend Emily Pottie about the Bluenose Heritage Minute. Topics covered include East coast identity, bananas, the (mostly animal-based) imagery on Canadian currency, the local politics of restoring old boats, and the growing number of parallels between Justin Bieber and Blueno…
 
In this episode, Jerry and Kim celebrate Pride by wondering where all the queer Heritage Minutes are! They then construct a timeline of LGBTQ2S+ events throughout Canadian history, all of which would make for great Heritage Minutes. Website: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.com/ohcanadacastEmail: ohcanadacast@gma…
 
In this episode, Kim talks about National Aboriginal Day and has a conversation with Carrington Christmas about the stories (or myths) that the Heritage Minutes tell about Indigenous peoples in Canada. Website: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.com/ohcanadacastEmail: ohcanadacast@gmail.com Intro and outro music cr…
 
In this episode, Jerry and Kim return to talk about the latest Heritage Minute - The Edmonton Grads. We learn more about these badass lady ballers and their road to international basketball domination. Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/qxJcXsFxyLI Website: ohcanadacast.comTwitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.com/ohcanadacast Intro a…
 
In this episode, Kim spends *a lot* of time categorizing the Heritage Minutes so that we can talk about representation. Turns out, there's a few problems, and they are called racism, anglocentricism, non-intersectionality, and the patriarchy - but things are getting better! Website: ohcanadacast.com Twitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: faceb…
 
In this episode, the competent business visionary who was Viola Desmond tries to see a movie and ends up taking the Nova Scotia government to court for being racist jerks. We talk about Canada's little-known civil rights movement, segregation, Carrie Best, and about the overall story the gender imbalance in the Heritage Minutes tells us. Heritage M…
 
In this episode, Kim puts up with Jerry's hockey fanboying as they discuss this week's Heritage Minutes topic: Jacques Plante aka "Jake the Snake" (Not to be confused with Jake Roberts). They get into the history of the Montreal Canadiens goaltending legend and how his decision to wear the first goalie mask would change how hockey would be played f…
 
In this episode, Kim and Jerry© discuss the life and legacy of Joe Shuster, the Canadian co-creator of Superman and human cautionary tale for copyright. In addition to being the quintessential immigrant story, Superman inspired (and continues to inspire) generations of tight-clad crime-fighting brawny dudes. Heritage Minute: https://www.youtube.com…
 
In this episode, Jerry and Kim introduce themselves before retracing the steps of Canada’s “founder” Jacques Cartier, from his early days as a competent sailor to his true claim to fame as a bumbling, colonizing kidnapper. Heritage Minute: https://youtu.be/nfKr-D5VDBU Website: ohcanadacast.com Twitter: twitter.com/ohcanadacast Facebook: facebook.co…
 
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