Canada History Week 2020

Pimachiowin Aki Corporation is a partnership of four Anishinaabe First Nations – Bloodvein River, Little Grand Rapids, Pauingassi, and Poplar River – and the governments of Manitoba and Ontario. The Corporation was established in 2006 as a not-for-profit, charitable organization to lead the nomination of a boreal forest Anishinaabe cultural landscape to the UNESCOWorld Heritage List. The 29,040 km² site was inscribed in 2018 as Canada’s only ‘mixed’ (natural and cultural) World Heritage Site. Today, the Corporation’s mission is to safeguard the attributes of Anishinaabe culture and the boreal forest that convey Pimachiowin Aki’s Outstanding Universal Value for the benefit of all humanity forever. The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to increase Canadians’ knowledge of their country via conferences, publications, learning materials and research. The ACS initiates and supports multidisciplinary projects and activities which offer potential for enhancing knowledge about Canadian society. The ACS directs special attention to the manner in which key historical events, immigration and diversity shape current realities. The ACS continuously works on broadening its nationwide network of educators, university professors, researchers, journalists and policy makers. This network allows the ACS to foster a unique environment for cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary conversations about our country, its past, present and its future. Canadian Heritage and its portfolio organizations play a vital role in the cultural, civic, and economic life of Canadians. Arts, culture, and heritage represent $53.8 billion in the Canadian economy and more than 650,000 jobs in sectors such as film and video, broadcasting, music, publishing, archives, performing arts, heritage institutions, festivals, and celebrations. The Canada History Fund supports the development of learning materials and activities that contribute to increasing Canadians’ knowledge about Canada. The fund aims to increase understanding of Canada’s history, stories, people, and systems of government. 17