Matthew McRae

February 23, 2017

If you’ve never heard of Africville, you’re not alone; the tragic story of this small Black community in Nova Scotia is not as well known as it should be. It is part of a much larger story of... Read more

February 4, 2017

These days, it seems like everyone is talking about Viola Desmond. She’s been on a... Read more

January 24, 2017

Our new travelling exhibition, 1867: Rebellion & Confederation, explores the 30 years of Canadian history that culminated in Canadian confederation. This blog series will share the... Read more

December 15, 2016

I have a confession to make: For five summers, from 1996 until 2000, I was paid to dress up as a Father of Confederation. I was part of a troupe of actors who would wear period costumes while... Read more

December 1, 2016

Jim Derksen was only six years old when he – along with 9,000 other Canadians – was struck by the polio epidemic of 1953.1... Read more

October 28, 2016

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, there are just over one million people in Canada who identify as Muslim, or about 3.2 per cent of the population1. This makes Islam the... Read more

October 24, 2016

I first met Dalila Awada in the spring of 2013. She had participated in a project called Ce qui nous voile (What Veils Us) that is featured in our Actions Count gallery. The project... Read more

October 20, 2016

Zarqa Nawaz is a woman who always has a lot on the go. Nawaz is best-known as the creator and writer of Little Mosque on the Prairie, a sitcom about a Muslim community in small-town... Read more