An initiative of Historica Canada, The Memory Project gives veterans and current Canadian Forces members the opportunity to share their stories of military service, through its online archive and volunteer speakers bureau. The Memory Project Archive welcomes every living veteran of the Second World War and Korean War to preserve their memories through oral interviews and digitized memorabilia, with over 2,800 testimonials recorded to date. Through The Memory Project Speakers Bureau, veterans and active service members share their military experiences in classrooms and community groups across Canada, reaching 3 million Canadians since 2001. Hear their stories at www.thememoryproject.com.
This directory was created as part of the Pathways website project. Pathways was created by family doctors to provide physicians and their teams better information to support patient care.
Community Service Information is one type of information that the Pathways team has collected and made easily searchable.
In communities where there is interest, family doctors and community organizations have come together to make the Pathways Community Service Directory available to citizens. Pathways is a federal not for profit society and is an initiative of Divisions of Family Practice that is funded by the General Practice Services Committee.
The Last Post Fund’s mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at the time of death.
Its primary mandate is to deliver the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program which provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Canadian and Allied Veterans.
Ted Usher is a local (Comox Valley) Researcher with the Last Post Fund.
Contact him at:
(604) 916 4605
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM) is a registry to honour and remember the sacrifices of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who, since Confederation, have given their lives serving in uniform. The names of fallen soldiers found in the CVWM are also inscribed in the seven Books of Remembrance.
Library and Archives Canada holds an extensive collection of records of the Canadian men and women who have served their country in the military and in the early years of the North West Mounted Police. There are records relating to Loyalists, the War of 1812, the Rebellions, the South African War, the First World War and the Second World War, many of which are featured in databases, research guides and virtual exhibitions. The records include muster rolls, military service files, unit war diaries, medal registers, photographic collections, documentary art and posters, as well as published sources.
The Lest We Forget project provides an opportunity for students to conduct primary research, encouraging their skills in writing essays and in using the computer to access historical documents and databases. Students are tasked with researching and writing about individuals who served in the First and Second World Wars.