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 October 2018

Thank you for your interest in During fall 2018 we are transitioning from a membership-based website to a publisher website. In November we will re-launch and feature a book that compiles our full content into a teacher-friendly PDF with tips, teacher’s guide and extended handouts and activities. We will offer free samples of this content to anyone on the mailing list.

If you would like to preview our free samples please make sure to sign up for our mailing list using the form on this page.

Thank you! And looking forward to supporting your teaching and learning through 2018 / 2019!

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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