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Key timelines

Key milestones for this monument may need to be adjusted given the COVID-19 pandemic. All decisions on these matters will be made under advisement from public health authorities.

National Monument to Canada's Mission in Afghanistan

Key timelines & next steps

We are continuing to work closely with Canadian Heritage and the National Capital Commission on next steps.

Key milestones for this monument may need to be adjusted given the COVID-19 pandemic. All decisions on these matters will be made under advisement from public health authorities.

  • 2019
    • Launch of VAC Web page for online feedback on the Monument. Share your thoughts.
    • Launch of national design competition—Request for Qualifications.
  • 2020
    • Consultation with Veterans, families and other stakeholders on the design guidelines for the competition.
  • 2021
    • Public viewing and online survey of design concepts.
    • Announcement of the winning design.
  • 2022
    • Development of winning design for the Monument.
  • 2023
    • Sod-turning ceremony.
  • 2024
    • Monument inauguration ceremony.

Roles and responsibilities:

Veterans Affairs Canada: Project sponsor—that is, the Department that initiated the project.

Canadian Heritage: Project manager—that is, the federal department responsible for leading the development of national commemorative monuments on federal lands in the National Capital Region.

National Capital Commission: Partner—that is, the organization that coordinates the development of federal lands in the National Capital Region, including supporting the development of new monuments.

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