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First World War Centenary

August 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War — a pivotal event in our history. The Dominions of Canada and Newfoundland sacrificed and contributed to the war effort in ways too often forgotten. Through their actions, a generation of Canadians established our nation as an independent force on the international scene.

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Your support for the work of the Canadian War Museum will ensure that the story of our military past is preserved and shared, now and for generations to come.

The Canadian War Museum is Canada’s national museum of military history and is tasked with a single overriding objective: to help all Canadians understand our country’s military history in its personal, national and international dimensions.

With your support, the Museum can set new standards of excellence for how we preserve and share the stories and memories of our military history through exhibitions, collections, research, education and outreach.

Areas in Need of Support

These areas of Museum activity are in need of your support:

  • First World War Centenary
  • Education and Outreach
  • Collections (Acquisition and Restoration)
  • Research
  • Exhibitions

Ways of giving

As Canada’s national museum of military history, the Canadian War Museum safeguards our military history, honours our past and celebrates our diversity. The Museum brings together breathtaking architecture with cutting-edge exhibitions and programming to provide both the content and context essential for all Canadians to better understand their military history in its personal, national and international dimensions.

Making a gift to the Museum represents a remarkable acknowledgement of the value of our shared history, culture and identity. As a donor, you will touch millions of Canadians every year, as well as countless others around the world, helping to ensure that Canada’s past remains a vital part of our lives today and tomorrow.

Your philanthropic gesture can take many forms, including an Annual Donation, Monthly Donation, Tribute Gift or a Legacy Gift.

Annual Donation

You are part of Canada’s history.

Our nation has been built by the sheer will of the people and you are invited to help preserve Canada’s past by protecting and sharing our military history.

By making a donation today, you will be leaving your own indelible mark on Canadian history. You will ensure that our military history is preserved and shared for today, tomorrow and forever.

Monthly Donation

Monthly donors make a very special commitment to supporting the Museum’s mandate. By setting up a monthly donation in the amount of your choice, you can help in the advancement of our mission to help Canadians understand their military history.

Monthly giving is an affordable and convenient way to help support the Museum and can be a little as $10 a month.

Monthly donations can be stopped or modified at any time.

To join the Monthly Giving Program, please call us at 1-800-256-6031 or 819-776-8639.

Tribute Gifts

Looking for a meaningful gift? A gift to the Museum in honour or in memory of someone special is an excellent way to honour a friend or loved one.

The Museum will ensure proper recognition of the gift and a customized personal message will be inscribed on the Donor Wall.

Honor your hero with something that endures. Your gift is an investment in the Museum and contributes to the preservation of our military history.

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