Valour Canada is a not-for-profit organization that educates young Canadians about our shared military heritage by developing and providing learning opportunities designed to foster a deeper understanding of who we are as individuals, citizens, and as a nation. Engaging, responsive, dynamic, meaningful, and transformative, are all words that describe our pedagogical practice, and alongside our stakeholders we continuously aim to integrate these aspects with our programming.
— In-person Programs —
The Character of Canadian Military History (CCMH) Program
Our museum education program, currently running in four provinces, takes a unique approach to learning about Canadian military history by embedding the educational content within an experiential, innovative, and team-based learning framework. In Calgary, this day-long, museum-based program consists of 4 – 6 modules through which students will progress sequentially, as well as an artifact handling session with a real soldier. The Character of our Canadian Military History program (CCMH) is ideal for groups of 20 – 45 (school classes, cadet groups, scouts/girl guides, etc., as high as 80) and can be adapted to your needs. To enquire about experiencing this program or to request additional information, please email our Lead Educator: [email protected].
— Online Programs —
Canadian Military History Library
The library consists of over 220 youth-targeted, short articles that bring bits of Canadian military history to life. Current articles include: John Shiwak, Korean War, D-Day, Richard Pierpoint, Cynthia Oakley, Masumi Mitsui, Oka Crisis, Star Wars’ Weapons, Enigma Machine, Lady Byng Trophy, etc
The Road to Vimy Ridge
Valour Canada’s Road to Vimy Ridge offers comprehensive coverage of Canada’s First World War experience with a focus on our success at the Vimy Ridge. The site is divided into six main components, each with a short online quiz and sprinkled throughout with remarkable photographs, informative videos, scroll-over definitions, illustrative maps, and embedded links to related resources.
— Events —
General Sir Arthur Currie Award: Held annually to honour General Sir Arthur Currie, our most distinguished general, we recognize a Canadian(s) who within their lifetime have consistently and effectively connected Canadians to their military heritage.
Lecture Series (Lunch & Learn): Valour Canada partners with a wide variety of organizations to bring expert speakers to various Calgary venues in the interest of educating the public about our military history. Interested in having Valour Canada do a Lunch & Learn with your organization, please email [email protected].
— Social Media —
Our social media pages are informative and evocative in covering historical and current topics on Canada’s military. We currently have thousands of followers over our 3 sites and several of our posts (on Militrivia) have received over 30,000 views.
Meet Our Team and Learn about Our Partners: https://valourcanada.ca/about-us/our-team/
Valour Canada has a number of impactful projects in production and planned for release in the near future. Sponsorship of our overall program, or of specific aspects of individual projects, best ensures the financial sustainability of our long-term objectives: that of educating youth about our shared military history and heritage.