Slide ONTARIO VISUAL HERITAGE PROJECT 11 Feature Length Documentaries

The not-for-profit Ontario Visual Heritage Project has been creating documentaries that bring Ontario’s history to life since 2001. We have worked with more than 2,000 volunteers to complete 30 hours of programming that’s been freely distributed to over 5,000 schools, enjoyed by more than 7,000 people at free screenings and viewed by over a million people through our broadcast partner TVO.

We fill a hole in the education system, by providing dynamic and entertaining tools that teachers can use to teach the history of their communities in the classroom. Our work celebrates historians, First Nations knowledge keepers, and volunteers – helping to give them a voice and inspiring others to take active roles in their own communities. Our projects help to foster a sense of pride of place for people living in rural Ontario.

The Ontario Visual Heritage Project was honoured by the Ontario Historical Society with the Scadding Award of Excellence in 2013-2014 for having made an outstanding contribution to the field of history.

We are not producing any new history documentaries at this time, but if you would like to purchase a DVD or Blu-Ray of one of our films please contact us.

Ontario Visual Heritage Project Documentaries

  • Stories from Haldimand County
  • Stories from Norfolk County
  • Stories from Brant/Brantford Six Nations
  • Stories from Elgin County
  • Stories from Oxford County
  • Sarnia-Lambton: Just Passing Through
  • Chatham-Kent: A Place of Refuge
  • Rooted in Stone – Reflections on Parry Sound’s Past
  • Life on the Edge – Stories from Muskoka’s Past
  • Riches Beyond Our Rocks – Stories from Greater Sudbury
  • Island of Great Spirit – The Legacy of Manitoulin Island