Canadian First World War


National Internment Education Day

National Internment Education Day
October 28th

October 28th is National Internment Education Day, commemorating Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914-1920.

The Endowment Council is pleased to offer its newest project, “Discovering Canadian WW1 Internment”, an augmented reality digital map to educate Canadians about this tragic page in Canada’s history, to schools, educators and museums across Canada.

This project has delivered an immersive, accessible Augmented Reality (AR) exhibit that brings to life the history of Canada’s first national internment operations. 360 Story Lab has created an AR map of Canada printed on heavy vinyl. The map includes small visual icons, or “targets” that are recognized by the AR software program and activate the AR experience.

To obtain the vinyl AR Map in English or French, please contact the CFWWIRF Program Manager,.