Canadian First World War



The Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund (CFWWIRF) is requesting a professional researcher or researchers to collect, catalogue and prepare a finding aid and database of articles in Canadian ethnic newspapers reporting on the internments of 1914-1920. The internees were members of many different ethnic communities, including Hungarian, Turkish, German, Czech, Armenian, Serbian, Slovenian, Croatian, Ukrainian, Jewish, Slovak, Bulgarian, Romanian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, and Italian.

This research project is meant to complement the existing materials drawn from English-language newspapers and is accessible through the Fund’s website:

The ideal candidate will have excellent research skills and knowledge of the internment operations. You will be capable of carrying out a wide range of activities such as appraisal, arrangement, description, creating reference guides and providing access to all records, in all formats (e.g. paper, electronic). You will comply with meeting of legal obligations in areas such as copyright, Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Note that all relevant permissions for use of the collected materials on the CFWWIRF website must be obtained by the researcher.

If this opportunity interests you, please submit an online grant application with an expected financial budget and your resume clearly demonstrating the qualifications below:

  • University degree in History or a related field,
  • Knowledge of one or more of the relevant languages,
  • Experience appraising, arranging and describing historical records such as newspapers.
  • Experience working with databases in the management and preservation of electronic records would be an asset.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022, with research and reporting completed by March 31, 2023.

For any questions regarding this grant opportunity, Contact Joseph F. Patrouch, Endowment Council at (780) 492-4568 or email: [email protected].

We thank all those who apply for your interest in Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920.