Welcome to the Memory Project

Stories of Service and Sacrifice

This nationwide bilingual project will create a record of Canada’s participation in the Second World War and Korean War as seen through the eyes of thousands of veterans. The Memory Project will provide every living Second World War and Korean War veteran with the opportunity to share their memories through oral interviews and digitized artefacts and memorabilia. These stories and artefacts will be available on this site for teachers, students and the general public.

The Memory Project Archives is an initiative of Historica Canada and is made possible with generous funding from Canadian Heritage.

Veterans Affairs Canada / Anciens Combattants Canada

Veteran Affairs Canada provides client-centred services and benefits that respond to the needs of veterans, other clients and their families, in recognition of their services to Canada and to keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.

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Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine canadien

Canadian Heritage is responsible for national policies and programs that promote Canadian content, foster cultural participation, active citizenship and participation in Canada's civic life, and strengthen connections among Canadians.

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Advisory Committee

Dr. Jonathan Vance

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Conflict and Culture, Department of History, The University of Western Ontario

Albert Wong

Lieutenant Commander (Retired) Canadian Forces

Élizabeth Allard

Vice-présidente , Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l’Ontario (FAFO)

Murray Brewster

Ottawa Defence Correspondent The Canadian Press

Ronal Pruessen

Professor, Department of History & Advisor on International Partnerships, Munk Centre for International Studies The University of Toronto

Dr. Jim Woods

Oral History Lecturer, Department of History, University of Victoria

Richard Blackwolf

President/Commanding Officer British Columbia Aboriginal Veterans and Serving Members Association

Shawna Ardley

RN, BScN, BA, MA, Toronto Public Heath (Debriefing specialist)

Marco Fiola

Chair of the Department of French and Spanish, Ryerson University (specialist in translation)

Dr. Steven High

Canada Research Chair Concordia University Centre for Oral History

Zane Pieckenbrock

John Gill

Broadcasting Consultant

James Stewart

Educator Bishop Strachan School

Ted Barris

Author, Historian

Sally Fur

Communications Advisor, Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Ellen Scheinberg, PH.D

Director, Ontario Jewish Archives Latner Centre for Jewish Knowledge & Heritage

Kathy Grant

Founder, The Legacy Voices Project

Ruby Librado

RN, MScN, CRRN, ACNP, GNC(C), Sunnybrook Health Sciences (specialist in geriatric care)

Senator Yonah Martin

Honourary Patron of The Memory Project: Stories of the Korean War

Dan Bjarnason

Historian, Author of Triumph at Kapyong: Canada's Pivotal Battle in Korea

Doug Finney

National Vice-President & President, Heritage Unit & Korea Revisit Coordinator for The Korea Veterans Association of Canada

Mike Czuboka

Member of The Korea Veterans Association of Canada and organizer of the KVA’s ‘Last Hurrah’ Reunion in Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Serge Durflinger

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa (specialization in Canadian Military History)