Canadian First World War

Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation is proud to launch,Pause in Plight

Toronto, Canada – Pause in Plight, a 17-piece art exhibit, created by artist, Kerri Parnell reveals the Canadian WW1 national security fears and wartime prejudice, which led to the internment of more than 8,000 men, women and children primarily of Ukrainian and Eastern European descent deemed as “enemy aliens”.

To All Internee Descendants of Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to 1920.

During Canada’s first national internment operations of 1914 to1920 thousands of men, women and children were branded as “enemy aliens.” Many were imprisoned. Stripped of what little wealth they had, forced to do heavy labour in Canada’s hinterlands, they were also disenfranchised and subjected to other state sanctioned censures not because of anything they had done but only because of where they had come from, who they were.