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From October 30 to November 2, 2014 Young Citizens from across Canada
gathered in Ottawa at a Youth History Forum.

Through an agreement with the Federal / Provincial / Territorial Working Group on cultural
engagement, Canada's History was able to select 22 students to participate.

The students and Provincial Coordinators participated in a jam-packed weekend
discovering some of Ottawa’s most important sites.
A national meeting with fair representatives from most provinces / territories also
took place on Saturday November 1st.
OHFA's Executive Director Carol White represented our province at the event.

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Ontario was represented at the Youth Forum by 2 Young Citizens:

Eastyn from Grey Roots Regional Heritage Fair

and

Paris from Simcoe County Regional Heritage Fair

 

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TRAVELOGUE



The Young Citizens program for students aged 10 to 16 focuses on citizenship and is a complementary component to Heritage Fairs, an annual event where students publicly present the results of their research on Canadian heroes, legends, and key events in Canadian history.
Participants selected for the Young Citizens program create a short video about their Heritage Fair topic,
much like an evening news report or short documentary film. The videos are posted online,
and a public vote
is held to determine the top 30 submissions.
A national panel of judges will then select  students who
will receive a
sponsored trip to Ottawa to screen their films at the Canada’s History Forum.

Students selected to participate in the Young Citizens Program must:

     - Be between the ages of 10 and 16, as of July 2014.
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Have presented a project about a topic in Canadian history at a local Heritage Fair.

     - Submit a unique and polished video worthy of national online distribution.
     - Act as a good ambassador of their town, city, or region.
     - Be enthusiastic and passionate about their research and want to share their stories with fellow Canadians.
     - Have the ability to communicate ideas in front of an audience and to the camera.
     - Be able to express themselves well in their chosen language. 
       (Students are strongly encouraged to present the project in one or both of Canada’s official languages.)
       (Videos in other languages will be accepted if subtitled in English or French.)

     - Have parental permission before submitting the video for consideration.


PLEASE NOTE
Team or group projects are not eligible to participate in the Young Citizens program. 
The video must have been made by one student and present a single vision.

PROGRAM OUTLINE - 2015

VIEW STUDENT VIDEOS CREATED THIS YEAR