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The Memory Project Speakers Bureau is available year-round for both school and community groups, and for audiences of all ages. Our volunteer speakers have a diverse range of experiences from the front lines during the Second World War, Korean War and the more recent war in Afghanistan, to top secret intelligence gathering during the Cold War, to peacekeeping missions around the world, and more. Their personal experiences can add nuance to a history or social studies class, and create opportunities for more open conversations about Canada’s military and its role at home and abroad.

Please fill in the form below if you would like to have one of our volunteer speakers visit your class or group. We recommend that you submit your form at least two weeks in advance to ensure that we have time to find a suitable speaker.

Special Note for Remembrance Day

This year’s submission deadline for Remembrance Season requests is October 3. Please submit your request before this date in order to have your request fulfilled.

The Memory Project receives hundreds of requests for speakers for November 11th. We recommend submitting your request at least two months in advance as all requests for this period are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. If your dates are flexible, we will be more likely to arrange for a speaker to visit your group. While we make every effort to match speakers with nearby events, we cannot guarantee someone will be available for your visit.

If you wish to welcome a Memory Project speaker at another time of year, please let us know. The Memory Project arranges speaking engagements all year long.


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