The Memory Project
Here’s a great place to come to interact and learn about the achievements of Canadians. These achievements are listed under three categories: Passages to Canada, Heroes and Heroism and Peace and War.
Each category offers reflections by Canadians. Passages to Canada contains a collection of personal stories of immigration by well-known Canadian authors. In the Passages
Archive, the interactive feature allows readers to share their own story of immigration and explore other submissions. In the Heroes and Heroism section, read the results of the Heroes Poll and the nomination of top ten Canadians. There is also a section on heroes nominated by famous Canadians and an opportunity to add your own Canadian hero to the Heroes Archive. The Peace and War section of The Memory Project is a record of the first-hand stories of Canadian service men and women. The interactive component here is a digital repository of stories submitted by students and veterans in the Veterans’ Archive.
For teachers, there are very useful resources available for each category under the Teaching Tools link. Free resources are available for download in PDF format or by contacting the Dominion Institute via e-mail, phone or mail. Each category also contains additional websites and information under the Community Resources link.
The unique aspect of this website is the searchable database of Ontario veterans listed under the Speakers’ Bureau link. Here is an opportunity to bring a veteran into the classroom to talk to students about World War conflicts to modern day peacekeeping. It’s a great way to have the achievements of Canadians come alive in the classroom.