The Canadian Encyclopedia is the most authoritative and comprehensive reference of all things Canadian for students, readers and scholars. The Encyclopedia contains detailed articles on both world wars as well as specialized articles on topics such as war brides, specific battles and the war experience in Canada.
The Memory Project allows veterans to share their experiences of military service with schools and community groups. The project’s online archive, the largest of its kind in Canada, contains a wealth of veterans’ testimonies, documents, photographs and classroom learning tools for educators.
The Canadian War Museum website includes timelines, archival photos, war art displays and a collection of war propaganda. Check out the online exhibitions called “Canada and the First World War” and “Canada and the Second World War.”
A website featuring detailed background information on battles, the home front, a video archive and biographies of prominent Canadians who served in the war.
The Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge in April 1917. Their website houses a summary of Canada’s involvement at Vimy as well as an extensive bibliography of resources for further research.
A comprehensive website featuring detailed background information on battles, the home front, and war remembrance. The site also contains a lengthy list of additional online resources.
Located in Normandy, France, the Centre pays homage to Canada’s participation in the Second World War. This website contains an online museum of the Canadian war effort, a collection of biographies and resources for educators.
The acclaimed Heritage Minutes are one-minute movies that portray important stories from Canada’s past. Several Heritage Minutes highlight histories of Canada’s involvement in the world wars.
120 archival films of the Canadian Expeditionary Force accompanied by photos, historical essays by noted Canadian experts and a range of teaching materials.
An oral history and photography archive of soldiers’ experiences during the First World War, which includes unmediated testimonies from soldiers who experienced trench warfare.
A comprehensive summary of Aboriginal peoples involvement in both world wars.
Parks Canada: Enemy Aliens, Prisoners of War: Canada’s First World War Internment Operations, 1914-1920
A Summary of the internment of people of Eastern European heritage during World War I.
An online archive of over 144,000 historical newspaper articles published in Canada during the Second World War collected by the Hamilton Spectator Newspaper.
Discover several of the National Film Board of Canada’s films related to the Second World War.