Avah - Ottawa, Ontario

We have explored the many persevering and extraordinary women who have taken on some of the greatest careers in the history of Canada. We have learnt their troubles, and acknowledged the great lengths they went to, in order to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Christine - Ottawa, Ontario

Mon projet décrit comment le chemin de fer clandestin a aidé les esclaves à s’échapper de l’esclavage. C’était un réseau utilisé par les esclaves noirs africains américains. C’était très utile.

Rhianna - Ottawa, Ontario

My inquiry is: How were the symbols on canadian coins affected by the changes of the world? In my project, I answer that question and state why the symbols are on the coins.

Samantha - Nepean, Ontario

When one looks at the history of Ottawa, there might be a tendency to dismiss the many little towns that exist in the peripheral area. This project explores what some of these small pockets of communities have given to the greater Ottawa identity. And these lessons can be applied to rural/urban divides throughout Canada.


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Key Dates

Are you ready for Young Citizens? Here are the key dates so you know what’s coming up next.

April/May — Young Citizens are selected at their regional Heritage Fairs across Canada.

June 5th — All Young Citizens should submit their videos to Canada’s History by this date.

June 12th — Voting Opens! Go to the profiles on YoungCitizens.ca and start voting for your favorite videos. You will be able to vote once for each video!

July 7th — Voting Closes

August 31st — Winners will be contacted by this date.

Fall, 2017 — Winners will travel to Ottawa for the Canada’s History Youth Forum (date to be confirmed)

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.