Defining Moments


From 2010 to 2013, Defining Moments engaged youth across Canada in addressing the question "how do you shape Canada? How does Canada shape you?" Defining Moments: Discovering Our Canadian Stories is an online collection and travelling exhibit of artwork created by youth aged 13 to 30. Each piece expresses the artist's identity and experiences living in Canada. Contest winners were selected and announced on Canada Day 2012 and made up the Travelling Exhibit, which appeared in locations across the country in 2012 and 2013. We invite you to add to our growing online collection by uploading your artwork via our Collections page.

Offered by TakingITGlobal and supported by Canadian Heritage, Defining Moments is a national digital media arts and citizenship project that took participants on a journey through accounts of Canadian identity. Exhibits featuring the winning work appeared in every province and territory including Winterlude in February, 2013.

Check out our new video featuring interviews with some of the Defining Moments artists. Each artist will take you through the inspirations and techniques that went into their submission and share advice for young artists everywhere.