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Veterans’ Week

Service, Courage and Sacrifice – At home, around the world and across generations.

Every year during the lead up to Remembrance Day on November 11, we honour those who have served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.

Canada’s diverse population of Veterans has served on many kinds of missions, both at home and abroad. Learn more about seven of those missions, some marking key anniversaries in 2021, covering more than a century of Canadian military history, that are featured on this Veterans’ Week poster.

The future of remembrance in Canada

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People and Stories

Discover the stories of brave individuals, from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds who have served Canada, and those who have made significant contributions to commemoration.


Looking for ways to remember Canada’s Veterans and the fallen this November? Our calendar of events highlights virtual and in-person events taking place this Veterans’ Week.

Heroes Remembers

Delve into the personal recollections of ordinary Canadians who became heroes when confronted with extraordinary circumstances.

Mental health and wellness

Find supports, online resources, special events and apps to improve well-being for releasing and former members of the CAF or RCMP, family members and caregivers.

Services and benefits

If you are a current or former member of the CAF or RCMP, or a family member, we have services and benefits to improve your well-being throughout your life.

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Veterans’ Week learning resources

Discover our popular collection of new Veterans’ Week activity booklets, educational newspapers, postcards and bookmarks for youth of all ages. Help your students remember Canada’s Veterans.

Faces of Freedom podcast

Listen to the stories of those who have served our country, at home and abroad, in times of war, military conflict and peace.

Indigenous Veterans

On November 8, we mark Indigenous Veterans Day. First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Canada have a long and proud tradition of military service to our country.

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