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About Us

Operation Veteran

Operation Veteran was founded in 2009 by Dr. Paul Kavanagh in association with the Canadian War Museum, to honour veterans and raise awareness of their sacrifices.

Thanks to contributions from generous private donors and many schools across Canada, all veterans can receive coupons valued at $11 each, which can be exchanged for refreshments or a meal in The Mess, the War Museum’s cafeteria. Since the creation of Operation Veteran, more than 7,000 veterans have benefited from this program.

Educating young people about Canada’s debt to our veterans through better understanding our history is a critical element of Operation Veteran. In honour of the First World War Centenary, your support will enable the Museum’s Supply Line program. Teachers throughout Canada can arrange to borrow one of 25 Supply Line First World War Discovery Boxes. Each box contains authentic objects and reproductions of items such as barbed wire and steel helmets, as well as lesson plans and background documents for teachers. The boxes are intended to promote active classroom learning and discussion, and give students in Grades 4 to 12 a tangible way to imagine what life was like for Canadians who experienced the First World War.

By supporting Operation Veteran, you help us honour veterans, raise awareness of their sacrifices and preserve Canada’s military.

Support the Operation Veteran program today.

Make an online donation

Print this donation form and return by mail or fax.

Make a donation by phone by calling us at 1-800-256-6031 or 819-776-8639

Open the following document to learn more details about Operation Veteran, its story and impact: Operation Veteran Overview (PDF, 563 KB)

Operation Veteran

Paul Kavanagh with son Darrah and a Veteran. C. Drouin
Paul Kavanagh with son Darrah and a Veteran. C. Drouin

Brookfield High School students take a close look at a soldier’s cap. CWM2014-0057-0002-DmBrookfield High School students take a close look at a soldier’s cap. CWM2014-0057-0002-Dm



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