ABOUT THE CANADIANA PROJECT

The Canadiana Project is a start-up dedicated to all things Canadian history. We produce content that encourages Canadians to explore, learn, and reflect on Canada’s unique identity.

OUR MANDATE

Canadian history THAT IS RELEVANT, ENGAGING, AND ACCESSIBLE

At The Canadiana Project, we combine education with quality entertainment for a fresh take on Canadian history content, aimed to appeal to all ages. While our non-fiction series is the main event, our website contains a growing collection of free articles and educational resources. We hope to expand our website over the coming years—including plans for a French language version and interactive elements—and emerge as a prominent, trusted destination for anyone looking to learn more about our country’s fascinating history. The Canadiana Project offers a next-generation perspective that rivals existing resources with its daring subject matter and artistic style. Our content is designed to surprise, to intrigue, to provoke reflection, and to encourage Canadians to learn more about our heritage.

THE SERIES

Canadiana is a non-fiction web series that follows host Adam Bunch as he makes his way across the country in search of the most incredible tales in Canadian history. From Halifax Harbour to Vancouver Island, from major cities to secluded towns, Adam digs up the mind-blowing true stories that contribute to Canada’s unique identity, and presents them in a way that is relevant, engaging, and accessible.

As Canadians, we've seen our cities and towns turned into foreign movie sets, our lives flooded with the history of other nations. We want to do Canadian history the justice it deserves, and bury the phrase "Canadian history is boring," because it's anything but.

Our mission is to make videos that entertain and engage audiences with the stuff you don't always learn about in history class. Stories you aren't going to find elsewhere. We cover the highs and the lows, the heroes and the villains, and everything in between. All in a form we think is best suited to the content: a high-quality digital series. We aim to release videos once a month with runtimes between 5 to 15 minutes. We've chosen to do this as a web series because we want to build a free and accessible tapestry of stories. Too often history is crammed into an arbitrary broadcast length. We want each story to take the time it needs, and no more. And rather than a linear series, we want to create an interconnected web of stories that can grow endlessly and collectively produce a remarkable new image of our country for generations to come.

SPONSORS

Episodes of Canadiana are supported by audience donations on Patreon. Canadiana Season II, which premiered in July 2018 and consists of eight, monthly episodes, was supported by a generous grant from The Bell Fund. For information on how to contribute or become a sponsor, please visit our DONATE page.

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