Sharing Canadian Culture. Creating Digital Stories.
Welcome to Ancestry Project, an award-winning website providing courses and Canadian-focused resources to teachers and educators. I’m Mike, founder of the site. Registration for the website is free and many of our materials are available as free downloads. Join our community today!
Mike Simpson

Founder / Website and E-Learning Designer, Ancestry Project

Update January 2020

Thank you for your interest in We are transitioning from a membership-based website to a publisher website – many resources will be compiled into paid digital downloads and/or print books.

In spring 2020 we will release a new unit on the artist Tom Thomson. We will publish a book that compiles all of our content content, including teacher’s guide, handouts and activities. We will offer free samples of this content to registered users.

If you would like to preview our free samples all you have to do is register/apply for membership. Membership is usually restricted to teachers and people working in education and training.

Thanks for visiting! I’m looking forward to supporting your teaching and learning through the rest of 2020!

Mike Simpson
Founder / Ancestry Project

Caribbean Canadians

Michaëlle Jean and Donovan Bailey

Who are the Caribbean Canadians?
Where are they from? Why did they come to Canada?
This unit looks at the accomplishments of two fascinating
Caribbean Canadians: former Governor General
Michaëlle Jean and former sprinter Donovan Bailey.

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Community Testimonials

I checked out your Digital Storytelling course – I think it is upbeat, very readable, and easy to follow.

Instructor, LINC program, Saskatoon

I used the reading on John McCrae’s Flanders Fields with my intermediate ESL students who found it highly informative, delivered in concise chunks making it easier for them to absorb.  It has inspired them to read more about Canadian historical events and the people who shaped them.

Instructor, College ESL, Toronto

Explore Canada through Ancestry Project
Canada 150 - Parliament buildings and leaf logo
Viola Desmond
& David Suzuki
Scots to Canada
Canadian Songs - title card
“Rocks and Trees” by
Wendell Ferguson

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