Welcome to CFWWIRF
The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund exists to support projects that
commemorate and recognize the experiences of all of the ethno-cultural communities affected by Canada's first national internment operations of 1914-1920.
Fonds canadien de reconnaissance de l'internement durant la Première Guerre mondiale a pour but d'appuyer des projets visant à commémorer et à reconnaître les expériences vécues par les communautés ethnoculturelles touchées par la première opération nationale d'internement menée au Canada de 1914 à 1920.
Canada's Forgotten Internment Camps
The Mark | August 4, 2010 | YouTube video series
Between 1914 and 1920, thousands of Canadians of Ukrainian and Eastern European descent were imprisoned in internment camps across Canada, simply on the basis of their origins. For decades, their stories were buried under fear and shame. The Canadian government has finally recognized the internment operations, and yet it remains an unknown chapter in our nation's history.
Latest News Articles
- Ryan Boyko – Film maker producing film on Ukrainian internment
The Dauphin Herald
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
News Release — Minister Kenney marks achievements of the Canadian Historical Recognition Program (CHRP)
Toronto, February 18, 2013
National Launch of internment mural project called,
the Sunflower Project
February 20, 2013
Photo (Photo details:
Photo left to right:
Lois Campbell, educational liaison; Ryan Robson; Ruth Hoyte, President of the Downtown Vernon Association; Roman Chez, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Vernon Branch; Sophia Kniaz, President of the Vernon Women's Association, Vernon Branch; Michelle Loughery, muralist and internee descendant; Mayor Rob Sawatzky, City of Vernon; Lindsay Mitchell Bridges Community Development; Andrea Malysh, representative of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation; Katie Sanders, Sunflower project coordinator.)
Internment murals focus of Vernon launch
Vernon Morning Star
February 10, 2013