Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund
2010 Annual Report
The 2010 Annual Report of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund
is available online. Go to www.internmentcanada.ca to view. To request a hard copy
please contact the Program Manager.
First Annual Poster Challenge Contest
The Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund
announces its first annual Poster Challenge contest that involves four selected ethnocultural
schools from the Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian and Hungarian communities. This
year’s Poster Challenge Theme is “Acknowledging the Internment.” The idea is to
engage students aged 11 to 15 in developing artwork around the Government’s
recognition of what was done to the peoples who were interned, to their families and
communities. The winning poster will be announced on February 15th with a cash prize of
$550.00 awarded to the winning school.
National Advertising Campaign – “What’s in your Trunk?”
“What’s in your Trunk?” is the theme of a national advertisement campaign launched on
December 9th in the Petawawa Post and Kapuskasing Northern Times. It continues to run
in the 24 communities where internment camps existed on their respective internment
camp opening dates. The campaign concludes on October 13th with the Saskatoon Star
Phoenix. The Endowment Council is interested in locating artifacts from the First World
War internment operations of 1914 to 1920.
Endowment Council Positions
The Endowment Council is currently seeking three representatives from affected
communities for positions on the Council beginning July 2011. The work of the
CFWWIRF is overseen by the Endowment Council comprised of seven members and an
internee descendant representative. To ensure appropriate representation on the
Endowment Council, we encourage organizations that represent the affected communities
to nominate individuals who are knowledgeable about this period in Canada’s history.
The submitted names will be considered as potential candidates for Endowment Council
appointments. We invite all affected community groups or individuals to submit names
along with their resumes by April 1, 2011.
For further information on the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund,
call Program Manager, Andrea Malysh, toll free at 1-866-288-7931.