About Historica Canada
Historica Canada Historica Canada Historica Canada, previously known as The Historica-Dominion Institute is a national charitable organization that was launched in September 2009 through the amalgamation of two existing organizations: The Historica Foundation of Canada and The Dominion Institute. The Historica Foundation of Canada was launched in October 1999 with a mission to help all Canadians come to know the fascinating stories that make our country unique. Over the years Historica nurtured and expanded its well-known programs such as the Heritage Minutes, the Heritage Fairs and The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica also added new initiatives such as Encounters with Canada and The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada to capture imagination of students and adults alike. Several of the programs continue at Historica Canada. The Dominion Institute was formed in 1997 by a group of young professionals, concerned about the erosion of a common memory and civic identity in Canada. Using groundbreaking public opinion research and innovative TV, new media and in-school programs, the Dominion Institute helped hundreds of thousands of Canadians connect in meaningful ways with the country?s history, shared citizenship and democratic institutions and values. The Dominion Institute?s developed programs under three themes?memory, democracy and identity?many of these programs continue at Historica Canada. Since the merger in 2009, Historica Canada has grown significantly, launching 5 new programs and expanding existing ones. Among the new programs are; My Parks Pass, which encourages young Canadians to experience Canada?s national parks and historic sites; and The Citizenship Challenge, a contest based on Canada?s citizenship test. The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War has now been expanded into The Memory Project Archive, and will include stories of the Korean War. Historica Canada has also succeeded in finding new ways to bring great history content to classrooms and Canadians, from our educational guide to Lawrence Hill?s Book of Negroes through to our Memory Project DVD ?Witnesses to Our History?.
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