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2014

  • May 30th

    Calgary students big winners in Passages Canada national contest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                             Calgary students big winners in Passages Canada national contest CALGARY, AB, May 30, 2014 – Students at Colonel Irvine and John Ware School in Calgary have been selected as national winners of Passages Canada’s Write and Make Art! Challenge. In its second year, the contest received over 400 submissions from students … Continue Reading

  • May 30th

    Prince George student wins Passages Canada national contest with charcoal portrait

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                             Prince George student wins Passages Canada national contest with charcoal portrait PRINCE GEORGE, BC, May 30, 2014 – A student from Prince George has been selected as the national winner of Passages Canada’s Write and Make Art! Challenge. The contest received over 400 submissions from students in Grades 1 to 12. … Continue Reading

  • May 30th

    Pickering student’s bold personal essay wins Passages Canada national contest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                             Pickering student’s bold personal essay wins Passages Canada national contest PICKERING, ON, May 30, 2014 – Mariam Bacchus, a Grade 9 student at Pickering High School, has been selected as the national winner of Passages Canada’s Write and Make Art! Challenge. The contest received over 400 submissions from students in Grades … Continue Reading

  • May 30th

    Oakville student’s lively screenplay wins special prize in Passages Canada national contest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                             Oakville student’s lively screenplay wins special prize in Passages Canada national contest OAKVILLE, ON, May 30, 2014 – A recent graduate from St. Ignatius of Loyola Secondary School has been selected as a national winner of Passages Canada’s Write and Make Art! Challenge. The contest received over 400 submissions from students … Continue Reading

  • May 30th

    Lévis students’ pen pal letters win Passages Canada national contest

    Lévis students’ pen pal letters win Passages Canada national contest Lévis, QC, May 30, 2014 – Students at École Saint-Joseph have been selected as national winners of Passages Canada’s Write and Make Art! Challenge. The contest received over 400 submissions from students in Grades 1 to 12. The Grade 4 students at École Saint-Joseph won … Continue Reading

  • May 30th

    Delta student piece on Komagata Maru wins big in Passages Canada national contest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                             Delta student piece on Komagata Maru wins big in Passages Canada national contest DELTA, BC, May 30, 2014 – A student at Delta Secondary School has been selected as the national winner of Passages Canada’s Write and Make Art! Challenge. The contest received over 400 submissions from students in Grades 1 … Continue Reading

  • February 4th

    Passages Canada kicks off Black History Month by showcasing stories of Black Montrealers

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Passages Canada kicks off Black History Month by showcasing stories of Black Montrealers MONTREAL, QC –  February 4, 2014 – Passages Canada was joined by community members and students from École secondaire Antoine-de-Saint-Exupéry to celebrate Black History Month by exploring the rich diversity of Montreal’s Black communities through dance, film and storytelling, … Continue Reading

2013

  • September 19th

    Passages Canada to launch videos exploring diversity

    MEDIA ADVISORY On Thursday, September 26, Passages Canada will be joined by high school students, community members and distinguished guests, including the Honourable Minister of Education Clyde Jackman, to explore the stories that make Canada distinct with the launch of our beCOMING Canada video series at The Rooms theatre in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. … Continue Reading

  • June 10th

    Multicultural Canadian Flag by Edmonton Students Wins National Contest

    EDMONTON, AB, June 10, 2013 – Artwork by students from Edmonton’s Learning Through Play Daycare has won the Passages to Canada Write and Make Art! Challenge, a new national competition from The Historica-Dominion Institute that asks students to explore themes of immigration and diversity in Canada. The piece celebrates the multiculturalism of the individual students with … Continue Reading

  • June 10th

    Richmond Hill student’s essay on multiculturalism wins national contest

    Richmond Hill, ON, June 10, 2013 – An essay by a Grade 12 student from Richmond Hill has won the Passages to Canada Write and Make Art! Challenge, a new national competition from The  Historica-Dominion Institute that asks students to explore themes of immigration and diversity in Canada. The winning essay by Bayview Secondary School … Continue Reading

  • June 10th

    ‘Tribute to Canada’ Poem by Ilderton Students Wins National Contest

    ILDERTON, ON, June 10, 2013 – Poetry by students from Ilderton’s Oxbow Public School has won the Passages to Canada Write and Make Art! Challenge, a new national competition from The Historica-Dominion Institute that asks students to explore themes of immigration and diversity in Canada. The winning piece celebrates Canada’s natural diversity and welcoming communities. The … Continue Reading

  • June 10th

    Ajax student’s anti-racism poster wins national contest

    A Grade 8 student from Ajax has won the Passages to Canada Write and Make Art! Challenge.  AJAX, ON, June 10, 2013 – A Grade 8 student from Ajax has won the Passages to Canada Write and Make Art! Challenge, a new national competition from The Historica-Dominion Institute that asks students to explore themes of immigration and diversity … Continue Reading

  • June 6th

    Ottawa-area students reflect on immigration and freedom to win national contest

    OTTAWA, ON, June 6, 2013 –Two students from the Ottawa area have won the Passages to Canada Write and Make Art! Challenge, a new national competition from The  Historica-Dominion Institute that asks students to explore themes of immigration and diversity in Canada. The winning art piece by Grade 11 student, Belinda Gong from Cairine Wilson Secondary … Continue Reading

  • May 16th

    Passages to Canada speakers share their stories with students for Asian Heritage Month

    For many of the Bakersfield students, these stories resonate on a very personal level.  VAUGHAN, ON, May 16, 2013 – To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, students at Bakersfield Public School heard The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Passages to Canada speakers share their journeys to Canada and the struggles they overcame to adjust to their new country. Dr. … Continue Reading

  • March 27th

    Dan Vandal and local speakers celebrate National Francophonie Week at a human library

    Winnipeggers participated in a human library where “talking books” shared their stories WINNIPEG, March 21, 2013 – Winnipeggers participated in a human library organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute where “talking books” shared their stories of linguistic identity, citizenship and cultural encounters in celebration of National Francophonie Week and the International Day for the Elimination of … Continue Reading

  • February 19th

    Passages to Canada Workshop Encourages Vancouverites to Share Stories of Diversity

    Vancouverites from diverse backgrounds shared their stories of Canadian identity at a storytelling workshop  VANCOUVER, January 30, 2013 – Vancouverites from diverse backgrounds shared their stories of Canadian identity at a storytelling workshop organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Passages to Canada program at the Metro Vancouver YWCA, featuring immigration lawyer, Emma Andrews, and cultural historian, … Continue Reading

  • February 19th

    Passages to Canada Workshop Encourages Haligonians to Share Stories of Diversity and Heritage

    Haligonians from diverse backgrounds shared their stories of Canadian identity at a workshop organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Passages to Canada program HALIFAX, November 21, 2012 – Haligonians from diverse backgrounds shared their stories of Canadian identity at a workshop organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Passages to Canada program at the HUB Halifax, featuring New … Continue Reading

  • February 19th

    Passages to Canada Workshop Encourages Canadians to Share Stories of Diversity and Heritage

    Canadians from diverse backgrounds shared their stories of Canadian identity at a workshop organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Passages to Canada program. TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2012 – With Citizenship Week quickly approaching, Canadians from diverse backgrounds shared their stories of Canadian identity at a workshop organized by The Historica-Dominion Institute’s Passages to Canada program at … Continue Reading

  • February 19th

    First Generation Canadians Revisit Roots to Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

    In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, two prominent Canadians offered a glimpse into their lives as the children of Asian immigrants at the Main Library in Ottawa this evening. OTTAWA —May 16, 2012—In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, two prominent Canadians offered a glimpse into their lives as the children of Asian immigrants at the Main … Continue Reading

  • February 19th

    Black Loyalist Descendant Speaks to Students for Black History Month

    From her native Africville, Nova Scotia to a Toronto classroom, performer Shelley Hamilton brought her Black Loyalist heritage to Holy Cross School today as a Passages to Canada Speaker. TORONTO — February 24, 2012—From her native Africville, Nova Scotia to a Toronto classroom, performer Shelley Hamilton brought her Black Loyalist heritage to Holy Cross School today … Continue Reading