Links and resources

Aboriginal/French exchanges

More about Samuel de Champlain

More about Jean Nicolet

More about Jacques de Noyon

More about Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau

More about René-Robert Cavelier de La Salle at Cataracoui

Land and settlement

Religion and faith

Some examples to explore from the Trust’s Places of Worship inventory include:

  • Read more about the Jesuits in Ontario
  • Jesuit Relations, Volumes 1, II and III
    • Canada: A People’s History (CBC)
      • Episode 2 – Adventurers and Mystics – 1540 to 1670
        • Champlain’s Gamble (24:50-34:06) – Tadoussac, furtrade, Champlain, founding of Quebec, scurvy
        • The Price of Friendship (34:06-41:04) – Montagnais and Algonquin, Iroquois cut off from trade, military alliances
        • A Frenchman in Huronia (41:04-48:17) – Étienne Brûlé with the Hurons, Champlain visits Huronia, Sagard vs. coureurs de boi
  • YouTube video – Notre-Dame de L'Assomption, 1767 (in French).
  • Learn about Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica ...

Language rights and education

  • More information about Regulation 17
  • YouTube video – “Le Règlement 17”, 1912 (in French).
  • Learn more about Jeanne Lajoie
  • YouTube video – “Jeanne Lajoie (La pucelle de Pembroke),” 1923 (in French).
  • Read “Ontario’s Quiet Revolution,” by Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust – an article from the May 2012 edition of Heritage Matters entitled Understanding the French experience in Ontario

Expressions of culture and identity

Notable women