Exploring the Historical Consciousness of Canadians

These are some of the questions addressed by Canadians and Their Pasts. Launched in 2006, this project builds on research conducted in Australia, Europe, and the United States on the role of history in people’s lives today. Using a massive telephone survey, focus groups, and other research methods, researchers in the project probe the historical consciousness of Canadians in an effort to understand their general interest in and understanding of the past; the activities related to the past in which they participate; and which sources of historical information they trust