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Canada’s His­tory So­ci­ety is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing and cel­e­brat­ing our amaz­ing his­tory ed­u­ca­tors.

In April 2016, Canada’s His­tory brought to­gether more than fifty past re­cip­i­ents of the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s His­tory Award for Ex­cel­lence in Teach­ing. For four days in Ot­tawa these lead­ing ed­u­ca­tors par­tic­i­pated in na­tional dis­cus­sions about how we can best teach Cana­dian his­tory.

High­lights of the event in­cluded a dis­cus­sion at Rideau Hall with Gov­er­nor Gen­eral David John­ston and a full af­ter­noon of devel­op­ment ses­sions at the Univer­sity of Ot­tawa, where teach­ers and fac­ulty shared best prac­tices on a num­ber of im­por­tant top­ics. For the teach­ers, it was an ex­cep­tional op­por­tu­nity to work to­gether with peers who share their ded­i­ca­tion to teach­ing Cana­dian his­tory.

In Novem­ber 2016, Canada’s His­tory hosted the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s His­tory Awards in Ot­tawa. The Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s His­tory Awards rec­og­nize the ex­cep­tional work of teach­ers, stu­dents, aca­demics, mu­se­ums, and com­mu­nity groups in Canada.

A high­light of the multi-day event was a visit to the Wa­bano Cen­tre for Abo­rig­i­nal Health by our Young Cit­i­zens con­test win­ners and Gov­er­nor Gen­eral’s His­tory Award re­cip­i­ents.

The re­cip­i­ents toured the award­win­ning fa­cil­ity, ex­plor­ing an ex­hibit on the his­tory of res­i­den­tial schools in Canada, while our Young Cit­i­zens par­tic­i­pated in a spe­cial Imag­ine a Canada work­shop. After­wards, both groups gath­ered to share their ex­pe­ri­ences.

Left: Gov­er­nor Gen­eral David John­ston speaks with a group of award-win­ning his­tory teach­ers at Rideau Hall. Top: Stu­dents and teach­ers lis­ten to a pre­sen­ta­tion at Wa­bano Cen­tre for Abo­rig­i­nal Health in Ot­tawa. Above: Pierre Ber­ton Award win­ner Merna Forster with the Gov­er­nor Gen­eral.

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