The Heritage Fairs Program is an educational initiative that provides an opportunity for students to explore any aspect of Canadian heritage in a dynamic learning environment. Students are encouraged to use the medium of their choice to tell stories about Canadian heroes and legends, Canadian milestones and achievements and personal stories of Canadian interest and then present the results of their research at a public exhibition.
The Fairs Program is divided into three components. School or Community Fairs take place between February and April; Regional and Provincial Fairs are scheduled during April and May.
About ONTARIO HERITAGE FAIRS ASSOCIATION
The goals of the OHFA are to provide:
a) consultative and training services for Ontario Regional Heritage Fair site coordinators;
b) an information network to provide educational resources and materials for Ontario Regional Heritage Fair sites and participating teachers, volunteers, associated educational organizations and institutions;
c) funds to assist Ontario Regional Heritage Fair sites to deliver the OHFA program;
d) human resources to plan, support and help Ontario Regional Heritage Fair sites deliver the OHFA program and to expand the program to include all regions of Ontario;
e) an annual Ontario Provincial Heritage Fair to bring together student representatives from each of the Ontario Regional Heritage Fairs for a history camp and public showcase of their research projects.