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Partners' Initiatives

We are collaborating with our partners to offer a wide range of interactive and educational activities to mark Veterans' Week and the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Department of National Defence

The National Veterans' Week Speakers Program provides an opportunity for Canadians to connect with active members of their military, to learn about historic events, and to better understand how Canadians continue to contribute domestically and on the international stage.

Videos are available on request through an online form available on their website.


Library and Archives Canada

Are you interested in researching your ancestors’ First World War military service? This introductory webinar titled "In The Trenches" demonstrates how to access Canadian Expeditionary Force service files online, and explores key documents from one service file in particular.


Royal Canadian Legion

Keep up to date with the Royal Canadian Legion's Veterans' Week activities, including the Poppy Campaign and the National Remembrance Day Ceremony.


Canadian War Museum

A variety of remembrance resources, including artifacts and documents from the Canadian War Museum's collections, are available online in a virtual format.


Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint have released a variety of commemorative coins to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and Veterans' Week. They also have a short video titled Minting Their Story that features Howard and Anne McNamara, Veterans of the Second World War.


Canada Post

Canada Post has issued a stamp to honour Mary Riter Hamilton, Canada's first unofficial woman battlefield artist.


Defining Moments Canada

Defining Moments Canada has a large selection of virtual lessons plans and stories related to the end of the Second World War through their 2020 Virtual Exhibition entitled V-E Day 75: Normandy to Netherlands.

*This initiative was funded in part by Veterans Affairs Canada's Commemorative Partnership Program.


Operation "A Pittance of Time"

Explore what Remembrance Day means to a variety of Canadians as they share their thoughts through the short video titled Operation "A Pittance of Time".

*This initiative was funded in part by Veterans Affairs Canada's Commemorative Partnership Program.


Project '44

In consultation with the Canadian Research and Mapping Association, Project '44 has created an interactive map which traces the movements of Canadian and Allied forces across Western Europe from June 1944 until May 1945.

*This initiative was funded in part by Veterans Affairs Canada's Commemorative Partnership Program.


The Vimy Foundation

The Vimy Foundation's Beyond the Ridge series offers podcasts and webinars that bring together program alumni and academics to discuss the First World War and how it relates to the Canadian experience today.

*This initiative was funded in part by Veterans Affairs Canada's Commemorative Partnership Program

You can join the conversation on social media by using #CanadaRemembers.

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