Canadian First World War
Internment Recognition Fund

Fonds canadien de reconnaissance de l'internement durant
la première guerre mondiale


Resources

Videos

  • Armistice Films, The Camps Webseries can be viewed on the CFWWIRF digital map.
    (Click on the internment site location for its video.)

  • Yoho Internment Camp Statue Unveiling
    Alberta Kontakt TV June 20, 2019

    Parks Canada officially opened a newly updated exhibit to recognize Canada’s role in the First World War internment operations of 1914 to 1920 in Yoho National Park. A special ceremony was held in the park with representatives from the Canadian First World War Recognition Fund, the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the local community.

    Located west of Field, British Columbia, Camp Otter in Yoho National Park housed up to 200 internees who were unjustly interned as enemy aliens from 1915 to 1916 under the War Measures Act. During Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920, over 8,000 people were sent to 24 camps across Canada, including camps in Banff, Jasper, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho national parks. Thousands of Ukrainians and other Europeans were interned as a result of prejudice, or for failing to register, being unemployed, or trying to leave the country.

    The new exhibit is located near the Natural Bridge, en route to Emerald Lake, 4 km west of Field in Yoho National Park.



  • Canada’s Internment History
    Left In The Cold, Canada’s First Internment Camps

  • Les Ukrainiens du Québec 1891-1945
    Par Yurij Luhovy

    Les Ukrainiens du Québec 1891-1945

  • First World War internment camp a little known part of Sask. history



  • Sask. filmmaker debuts documentary on Canada's WW1 internment camps

  • The Surprising Story of Canada's Enemy Aliens



    Published on 19 May 2017
    You'll be amazed to hear about the internment of Canadian citizens during WWI and how it affected the Ukrainian community of Vernon, B.C.

  • 'The Enemy Alien' - an original documentary short on Canada¹s internment operations is included as an extra on the DVD release of the feature documentary 'Konowal: the man behind the medal'.



  • Heritage Minute-Ukrainian Internment in Canada During WWI
    Mike Commito
    Published on Oct 23, 2014


  • Enemy Aliens by Stefan Huzan




  • Hill 70: Corporal Filip Konowal's Story

    English version



    Ukrainian version




  • The Letter - Internment Scene - Verkhovyna Ensemble
    From Verkhovyna Ensemble



  • 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.