Reconciliation: The Peacekeeping Monument

Commemorates Canada's role in international peace support missions and the service members who have participated in these efforts.

Ottawa, Ontario

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Visitor Information

424-428 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

Reconciliation: The Peacekeeping Monument is open 24 hours a day.


Database Information

Municipality/Province: Ottawa, ON

Memorial number: 35059-256

Type: Monument

Address: Sussex Drive and St. Patrick Street

GPS coordinates: Lat: 45.42875 Long: -75.69665

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Canada's peacekeeping legacy

Since 1947, Canadian peacekeepers have served overseas in a variety of United Nations, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and other multinational task forces. Canada played a leading role in the peacekeeping movement from the outset. In fact, a former Canadian Prime Minister, the Honourable Lester B. Pearson, won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering vision in helping establish a United Nations force during the Suez Crisis of the 1950s. Since then, Canada's commitment to international peace efforts and other overseas military actions has continued.

Photo Credit: Tim Laye, Ontario War Memorials

Symbolism

The monument depicts three peacekeepers — two men and a woman — standing on two sharp, knifelike edges of stone, cutting through the rubble and debris of war and converging at a high point, which symbolizes the resolution of conflict.

Photo Credit: Tim Laye, Ontario War Memorials

Monument designers

The members of the winning design team from British Columbia were Jack K. Harman, sculptor; Richard G. Henriquez, urban designer; and Cornelia H. Oberlander, landscape architect. The team also included Gabriel Design, lighting design, and J.L. Richards and Associates, engineering services, both of Ottawa.


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