We will

Using the feedback from these consultations, we will refine the objectives, goals and deliverables to finalize the draft 2020-2030 Strategic plan for commemoration. We will continue to use many of the individual suggestions and comments provided to shape future commemorative programming and activities.

Help Canadians understand

We will help Canadians understand how those who served our country have helped advance peace and security around the world by adding Cold War and peacekeeping (as well as lesser-known operations) into remembrance programming; prioritizing educating youth on Canada’s military history; and engaging Canadians through social media channels (Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter), television, radio and other digitized content.

Inspired Canadians to recognize

We will inspire Canadians to recognize the service and sacrifices of all who have served our country in uniform by recognizing the diversity of different roles and branches within the military; adding broader gender, race, sexuality, and Indigenous representation when portraying heroes and contributors to Canada’s military history; and increasing VAC partnerships with stakeholders, other organizations and schools to plan and deliver commemorative initiatives.

Preserve and maintain

We will preserve and maintain Government of Canada memorials, including the Books of Remembrance and Veteran grave markers, in a sustainable and dignified way by adding educational and interactive components to memorials to make them more accessible and relevant to the public.

Read the full report here.

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