Former Maclean's editor-in-chief Anthony Wilson-Smith has been appointed as president of The Historica-Dominion Institute. He had previously been senior vice-president of public affairs at Manulife Financial and vice-president, communications and public affairs for Canada Post. He edited Maclean's from 2001 to 2005 as the culmination of a long career that started in 1984 as Quebec editor, then Moscow bureau chief and Ottawa editor and national affairs columnist. The Institute describes itself as follows:
The Historica-Dominion Institute was created by a merger of Historica and the Dominion Institute in 2009, is Canada's most authoritative voice on the country's history and citizenship. Its activities include public opinion polls, short films and multimedia presentations, sponsorship of events related to its mandate, and its flagship programs Encounters with Canada - the country's largest youth forum - and The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Institute is also responsible for The Memory Project, which is the country's largest oral history of the Second World War and has recently been expanded to include memories of the Korean War.