Defining Moments Canada

Reflecting the Past:
Facing the Present

Equipping teachers, students and communities with the educational tools for 21st century Canadian storytelling.

Announcing Insulin2021

A three-year national commemorative project to celebrate the 100th Anniversary for the Discovery of Insulin, spotlighting the stories of Canadians associated with the discovery, production and distribution of Insulin between the years 1920-1923.

In partnership with the University of Toronto, Banting House National Historic Site, McMaster Children and Youth University (MCYU), and multiple other partners

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Announcing “VEDay75 – Normandy to Netherlands”

VEDay75 – Normandy to Netherlands will spotlight the stories of Canadians who fought in Northwest Europe during the “Victory Campaign” from autumn 1944 to spring 1945.

Drawing from research and digital archives curated by The Canadian Research and Mapping Association (, VEDay75 is a bilingual national commemorative learning resource to inspire young Canadians to discover the lives and contributions of those who participated in some of Canada’s most important battles from Normandy to the Netherlands.

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