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Japanese Canadians: Fighting for Inclusion

Type: Sound

Japanese-Canadian names are added to a Second World War memorial, thus helping to lesson the painful memories of internment, relocation, and prejudice against this minority during the war.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Day of Remembrance

Type: Document

Every November 11th, Canadians across the country pause in a silent moment of remembrance for the men and women who served our country during wartime. We honour those who fought for Canada in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953). Learn more about Remembrance Day and those it honours.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Japanese Canadians: Redress Opposition

Type: Film and Video

Canadian war veterans discuss and explain the reasons behind their opposition to reparations for Japanese-Canadians.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Life on the Homefront: Veterans and Veterans' Programmes - Canada and the War - Democracy at War

Type: DocumentImage

The government created the Department of Veterans Affairs to deal with matters affecting veterans and their dependents, principally medical treatment; rehabilitation of the disabled; education; insurance; welfare; allowances, pensions and loans; and land settlement and housing. They were at their busiest in 1947 dealing with returned service people. It is still responsible for Canada's veterans.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Looking Back - Native Soldiers

Type: Document

Several short and moving accounts of Native Canadian war experiences are found on this web page.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Demobilization and Retirement

Type: Document

Before reforms in the mid-19th century, most British soldiers left the army only when their regiment was disbanded in the aftermath of a war. When this occurred in Canada, men were offered land to encourage them to settle in the colony. Pensions were rare, and worth little.

Site: National Defence

From Colony to Country - Canadian Military History: An Overview - Troops and Traditions - Veterans

Type: Document

A short bibliography of resources pertaining to veterans and their return to civilian life. This resource is a section of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Men of the King's Royal Regiment of New York settling in Johnstown in 1784

Type: Image

This contemporary watercolour shows a encampment of Loyalist veterans and their families at Johnstown (present-day Cornwall, Ontario) in 1784. Some of these men of the King's Royal Regiment of New York still wear their red coats. (Library and Archives Canada, C-002001).

Site: National Defence

Veterans - National Security and Defence

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

Listing of films from the National Film Board. How do ex-service members adjust to civilian life? What steps does society take to make the adjustment easier? These films show how well and how poorly individual veterans make this leap and how the community works to include them.

Site: National Film Board of Canada

2000 Veterans' Week Poster

Type: DocumentImage

Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada