Canadian First World War

THAT NEVER HAPPENED: Canada’s First National Internment Operations

The Vancouver screening, a presentation of The Ukrainian Studies Foundation of BC, the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada, Lesia Ukrainka Branch, Vancouver, and the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund, reveals how public records were destroyed in 1954. Three decades later, researchers began the task of stitching together the story of this dark chapter in Canadian history.


The Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund was established 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 to 1920.

UAlberta Press Announces Book Tour:Sandra Semchuk, Photographer and Author, Talks of Internment Camps in the First World War

Edmonton, AB — University of Alberta Press has published an important new book by Sandra Semchuk, a photographic, text, and video artist, and the winner of a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2018). Semchuk will be touring Canada in the coming months to create a discussion around The Stories Were Not Told: Canada’s First World War Internment Camps.