May 14, 2022

Defining Moments Canada Announces National Project Commemorating the Trade Unions Act and Labour History

Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada, a heritage education organization, in partnership with the Government of Canada (through the Ministry of Canadian Heritage) announces a national commemorative project entitled: All for Nine and Nine for All: The Nine Hour Movement and Induction of the Trade Unions Act (1872) a bilingual digital project exploring 150 years of … Continue reading →


March 10, 2022

Announcing: The Bryce Report @ 100: The Story of a National Crime

09 March 2022 — Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada, a heritage education organization, in partnership with the Government of Canada (through the Ministry of Canadian Heritage) announces a national commemorative project entitled:  The Bryce Report@100: The Story of a National Crime. “I believe the conditions are being deliberately created in our residential schools to spread infectious … Continue reading →


February 15, 2022

Call for Contributors – NobelCanadian

View PDF Project Description:  Defining Moments Canada, a digital heritage education platform, is seeking external consultants, experts, scholars, and writers to contribute insightful, project-relevant articles and/or strategic educational development to our website – in this case, for the purposes of the NobelCanadian commemorative project. Following our commemoration of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s 1971 Nobel Prize win in Physics … Continue reading →


December 8, 2021

Defining Moments Canada and Esri Canada Announce Ongoing Partnership to Tell Definitional Canadian Stories

December 8th, 2021— Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada, a heritage education organization, is announcing a partnership with Esri Canada. After a successful collaboration for the HERZBERG50 project, both organisations are thrilled to be committed to working together for future projects. This partnership will allow Defining Moments Canada to continue to make use of Esri’s geographic … Continue reading →


September 21, 2021

Join the Defining Moments Canada Europe Tour – France, Belgium, and Holland.

Canada’s history is built from many ‘defining moments.’ Be a part of that history and visit some of Canada’s legendary battlefields in Europe at destinations in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Travel in comfort on a well-appointed motorcoach to the iconic Juno Beach in Normandy, Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy Ridge, Col. John McCrae’s Flanders Fields in … Continue reading →


August 30, 2021

University of Toronto and Defining Moments Canada announce funding partnership.

TORONTO, August 30th, 2021— Defining Moments Canada/Moments Déterminants Canada, a heritage education organization, is announcing a funding partnership with the University of Toronto for the HERZBERG50 and ‘NobelCanadian’ national commemorative projects honouring the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Gerhard Herzberg’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which will develop into a full commemoration project honouring all of Canada’s … Continue reading →


August 10, 2021

TRAVELLING EXHIBIT TO COMMEMORATE GERHARD HERZBERG AND 50 YEARS OF SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION BETWEEN CANADA AND GERMANY

OTTAWA, August 9th, 2021 – Defining Moments Canada, a heritage and educationorganisation, is proud to enter into partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republicof Germany in Canada for ‘Herzberg50,’ commemorating the 50th anniversary of theNobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to eminent Canadian German scientist Dr. GerhardHerzberg. This partnership will also celebrate the 50th anniversary … Continue reading →


August 5, 2021

Avoiding a Pandemic of Historical Thought

Something that I have learned while enduring the pandemic which still haunts our day-to-day lives is that events such as this expose who we are as a people. Our public health crisis has uncovered a crisis within us. We, as a society, are sometimes more concerned with convenience rather than patience. We are prone to … Continue reading →


June 14, 2021

Exposing a National Crime: A Reflection from Defining Moments Canada

Since the Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc community announced the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, we have reflected on the deeply troublesome history of the Canadian settler state. As an organization, the team at Defining Moments Canada has also taken this time to better understand our complicity and perpetuation … Continue reading →


June 8, 2021

Making History a Communal Experience

There is an anecdote often heard in the United States, and attributed to a legendary politician from Boston, Tip O’Neil. “All politics,” he’d say, “is local.” Politics is always present in our day-to-day lives in some form or fashion. We are permitted to do certain things and prohibited from doing others. It is the proverbial … Continue reading →