General Reference Unit 4: Gaining Confidence, 1960-1980
Chapter 11: A Changing Society
- The Canadian Encyclopedia: Timeline
This site has eight pages of links outlining Canadian events of the 1960s.
- Charting the Future: Canada's New Constitution
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the gradual formation of a new Canadian Constitution.
- Coalition for Women's Equality
This site has links to nine important women's groups, including the National Action Committee on the Status of Women.
- Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot is one of Canada's best-known folk singers who first gained popularity in the 1960s. Many people say that his music helps to define Canada.
- Libraries and Archives Canada: Lester B. Pearson
This site includes a variety of information about former Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, including his biography, quick facts, and speeches that he has made.
- Libraries and Archives Canada: Pierre Trudeau
This site includes a variety of information about former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, including his biography, quick facts, and speeches that he has made.
- The life of Jack Todd – War Resister
Watch a CBC news clip about Jack Todd, a draft dodger who left the United States to come to Canada to avoid serving in the Vietnam war.
- The Moshe Safdie Hypermedia Archive (Expo 67)
This site contains the most extensive individual collections of architectural documentation in Canada.
- The Rise and Fall of Alan Eagleson
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Alan Eagleson, former hockey agent and union boss and learn about the investigation into his criminal activities and the resulting conviction.
- Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research.
- Troubled Waters: Pollution in the Great Lakes
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the symptoms of pollution in the Great Lakes since the 1950s.
- Trudeau's Omnibus Bill: Challenging Canadian Taboos
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about Trudeau's controversial change in laws that would change the political and social landscape in Canada.
Chapter 12: Language and Culture
- Africville: Expropriating Nova Scotia's blacks
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips about the destruction of one of Canada's oldest Black communities, Africville.
- The Immigrant Wave
Listen to a CBC radio clip about families that came after World War II and how they were accepted into Canadian society.
Chapter 13: Economic Expansion and Crisis
- National Aboriginal Achievement Awards
This site recognizes First Nation success stories.
- Canadian Labour Congress
The Canadian Labour Congress website contains links and information about their work bringing together Canadian unions, provincial and territorial federations of labour, and district labour councils.
- Famous Canadian Entrepreneurs
This list of Canadian entrepreneurs might be a good starting point for an essay or class project.
- Frank Stronach
This is a short biography of Frank Stronach and the story of how he went from a poor immigrant to building his company, Magna International Inc.
- Heather Reisman
This site gives a brief biography of Heather Reisman, who is the CEO and founder of Indigo Books & Music, Inc.
- Paul Desmarais
Read a brief biography of entrepreneur and business person Paul Desmarais.
- Sixties a GoGo
Watch CBC news clips and listen to radio clips of social life in the 1960s.