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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Fame & Fortune
Fame & Fortune, published by Sources, features awards, fellowships and scholarships available to Canadian journalists. For each award, information is provided about the eligibility requirements, the deadline for application...
Merchant Navy Commemorative Theme Project
During the Second World War, a total of 25,343 merchant ships, with 164,783,921 tons of cargo on-board, sailed from North America to Britain. However, the true cost of the war at sea was in human lives lost in defence of freedom -...

News Releases

Connexions Archive seeks a new home
2009-11-18
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Grassroots Archives: Preservation as subversion?
2012-10-08
Ulli Diemer of Connexions, a social justice library and archive - www.connexions.org - discusses problems facing grassroots archives at a talk sponsored by the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT).
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).
Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
2010-04-14
Michael Riordon
Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio a...

Sources Select Resources

Activist archiving in Toronto
Lithgow, Michael
Article
2013
Alternative Archive
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
Berton, Pierre
Connexipedia Article
Article
Journalist, historian, media personality. (1920-2004).
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Content Magazine - Number 43
July 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Website
More than 8,500 biographies of Canadians.
Fame & Fortune Online
Website
Sources
Comprehensive listing of awards available to Canadian journalists.
History Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to history in the Sources directory for the media.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
Sources News Release
Article
2012
Connexions
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
The Last Post Files: Fighting subversion or protecting the government from embarrassment?
Weinbery, Paul
Article
2013
J Source - The Canadian Jorunalism Project
The Last Post was one of the best alternative publications of the 1970s. While the small team of journalists was creating solid investigative journalism, the RCMP Security Service was keeping a close ...
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
Connexions and Beit Zatoun
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
New Hogtown Press
Connexipedia Article
Article
2010
Connexions Information Sharing Services
New Hogtown Press was a Canadian left-wing publisher active during the 1970s and 1980s.
North-West Rebellion
Connexipedia Article
Article
A brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel against the Dominion of Canada, which they believed had failed to address their concerns for the ...
On-to-Ottawa Trek
Connexipedia Article
Article
A 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in ...
The Praxis Affair
There's a reason we put limits on spying within Canada
Weinberg, Paul
Article
2015
Canadian Centre for Policy Aletrnatives (CCPA)
This is a cautionary story of what might happen if we return to the bad old days of the RCMP Security Service, which was caught disrupting and using dirty tricks against a wide range of unsuspecting g...
Rebellions of 1837
Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian armed uprisings that occurred in 1837 and 1838.
Red River Rebellion
Connexipedia Article
Article
Name given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba...
Riel, Louis
Connexipedia Article
Article
Metis leader, founder of Manitoba, central figure in the North-West rebellion. (1844-1885).
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Slavery in Canada
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Slavery in what now comprises Canada existed into the 1830s, when slavery was officially abolished. Some slaves were of African descent, while others were aboriginal (typically called panis, likely a ...
They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
Lathem, Alexis
Article
2016
Toward Freedom
Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who we...
Trudeau, Pierre
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from 20 April 1968 to 4 June 1979, and again from 3 March 1980 to 30 June 1984.
Virtual Museum of Canada
Website
Canadian Musuem of History
A project of the Canadian Museum of History, featuring online exhibits.
War Measures Act
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The War Measures Act was a Canadian statute that allowed the government to assume sweeping emergency powers in the event of "war, invasion or insurrection, real or apprehended". Enacted in August 1914...

Sources Bookshelf

After the Ice Age
The Return of Life to Glaciated North America
Pielou, E.C.
Book
1991
...
Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck (ed): Cartography by Miklos Pinther
Book
1987
Focuses on the Great Lakes Region, in both Canada and the United States.
Canada Rediscovered
McGhee, Robert
Book
1991
Robert McGhee descirbes wat we know about early European explorations of what is now Canada - Irish, Norse, English Portuguese, French, Spanish - as well as the early Europeans' interactions with the ...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History
A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canadian Who's Who
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Biographical information about more than 15,000 prominent Canadians.
Communicating in Canada's Past
Essays in Media History
Allen, Gene; Robinson, Daniel J. (eds.)
Book
2009
Address sizable gaps in the literature on media history in Canada. Includes a substantial introduction to media history as a field of study and essays on a range of subjects, including print journalis...
Content Magazine - Number 43
July 1974
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Dictionary of Canadian Place Names
Rayburn, Alan
Book
1997
Includes 6,200 names of Canadian cities, towns, lakes, rivers, national parks, mountains, capes, channels and bays.
From Politics to Profit
The Commercialization of Canadian Daily Newspapers, 1890-1920
Sotiron, Minko
Book
1997
Analyzes the transformation of Canadian newspapers that occurred between 1890 and 1920 when daily newspapers slowly changed from political mouthpieces to a marketable industry.
History of the Book in Canada
Volume Two: 1840 - 1918
Lamonde, Yvan, Fleming, Patricia Lockhart, Black, Fiona. A.
Book
2005
The second of three volumes dealing with the history of publishing in Canada.
Keepers of the Record
The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives
Simmons, Deidre
Book
2009
Offers a comprehensive look at the development of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives over three centuries. Archives trace the history of the fur trade, North American exploration, the growth of a retai...
Kill The Messengers
Stephen Harper's Assault on Your Right to Know
Bourrie, Mark
Book
2015
Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information - the lifeblood of democracy in Canada - is under attack.
The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
Book
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.
The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Hallowell, Gerald (ed.)
Book
2004
Here are the basic details of the main events, institutions, places, and people in Canada's past. The topics appear to be politics, economy, education, religion, law, medicine, science, transportation...
Pictures Bring Us Messages
Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation
Brown, Alison, K., Peers, Laura, with members of the Kainai Nation
Book
2006
An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada
Varga, Darrell (ed.)
Book
2008
Scholarly study of film and television in Atlantic Canada. Provides a broad historical overview of film and television in the region, as well as essays on specific topics such as contemporary popular ...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Toronto Rocks
The Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region
Eyles, Nick; Clinton, Laura
Book
1998
Toronto’s urban geology.
An Unauthorized Biography of the World
Oral History on the Front Lines
Riordon, Michael
Book
2004
This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New ...
Where is Here?
Canada's Maps and the Stories They Tell
Morantz, Alan
Book
2002
Morantz tries to show how maps and the art of map-making have shaped us as Canadians and what they reveal of who we are.

Media

Acadiensis
Atlantic Canadian history.
Beyond Boundaries
The journal publishes works that explore a sense of place in western Canada, the relevance of history in people's lives, and our impact on the world around us.
Canadian Historical Review
Analysis of the ideas, people and events that have molded Canadian society and institutions. Canada's past is examined from a vast and multicultural perspective.
Kayak
Kayak: Canada's History Magazine For Kids. Geared to 7-12 year olds. Includes comics, short articles, original games and jokes, designed to make discovering Canada and its stories fun and memorable.
Labour
A bilingual journal holding no rigid position on the definition of labour. The editorial board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open ex...
Left History
An interdisciplinary journal of historical inquiry and debate.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The museum's collection policy is to illustrate the development of the flying machine in both peace and war from the pioneer period to the present time.
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
The Corporation manages the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. Protects and exhibits Canada's heritage for current and future generations.
Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
The statutory advisory body to the Minister of the Environment and, through the Minister, to the Government of Canada on the commemoration of nationally significant aspects of Canada's history.


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