Education and Outreach
With donor support, the Museum reaches thousands of Canadians each year through its extensive educational programs. On-site curriculum-based school programming, online resources such as the Canada and the First World War module and travelling resources like Supply Line encourage lifelong learning about our military history.
Operation Veteran was founded in 2009 by Dr. Paul Kavanagh, in association with the Canadian War Museum, to honour and raise awareness of veterans and their sacrifices.
Thanks to contributions from generous private donors and many schools across Canada, each veteran visiting the Museum can receive a coupon valued at $11, which can be exchanged for refreshments or a meal in the Café, the Museum’s cafeteria. Since the creation of Operation Veteran, more than 15,000 complimentary meals have been provided to veterans at the Museum.
Educating young people about Canada’s debt to veterans through better understanding of our history is a critical element of Operation Veteran. To that end, your donation will also support the Museum’s Supply Line program. Through Supply Line, teachers across Canada can arrange to borrow a First World War Discovery Box. Each box contains authentic and reproduction 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 during the First World War.
By supporting Operation Veteran, you help us honour veterans, raise awareness of their sacrifices and preserve Canada’s military history.
Support the Operation Veteran program today.
If you wish to make a donation online, you can do so using your credit card:
Or you can print and complete this donation form (PDF) and return it to us by mail or fax.
To learn more about Operation Veteran, its story and its impact, please click here. (PDF file, 865 Kb)