National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan

Canada joined the United Nations-mandated mission in Afghanistan in October 2001 and continued to support the multinational military efforts there until March 2014. More than 40,000 Canadian women and men in uniform—as well as hundreds of civilians and government officials—served in Afghanistan. Many Canadians died as a result of their service in Afghanistan, including Canadian Armed Forces members, a diplomat, foreign aid workers, a government contractor and a journalist. Thousands of Canadian Armed Forces members were also injured—physically and psychologically—during the mission.

The National Monument to Canada's Mission in Afghanistan will recognize the commitment and sacrifice of Canadians who served in Afghanistan, and the support provided to them by Canadians at home.

Consulting with Canadians

Thank you to all who took part in our online consultation about design considerations for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan. We received a lot of input: more than 3,800 questionnaires were completed! We will share the findings on this web page this spring.

Your feedback will help us create a monument so future generations have an opportunity to learn more about Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan.

As the project moves forward, we will be looking for your input again! Later this year, you’ll have a chance to have your say during public consultations on the final Monument design concepts before the winning design is selected and announced.

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