Valour Canada

we serve these populations

  • children and youth
  • veterans

we need help with:

  • education

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.

  • Our Purpose: Valour Canada is a nationally recognized charitable organization dedicated to connecting Canadians to their military heritage.
  • Our Mission: Valour Canada will create engaging programs to educate Canadians, with a focus on youth, about the importance of Canada’s military history.

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.

Virtual Tours

  • Our immersive tours bring the landscape, memorial, museum, or asset to you with the help of 360⁰, virtual reality technologies. Once you don the required goggles (or navigate via phone/laptop), you will be immersed in your new surroundings: it is possible for you to move between key locations, compare modern with historical images, listen to first-hand accounts of that day, and watch linked videos, all while turning your head (or your mouse) to observe the entire scene.
  • In 2022-23 additions to our virtual tours include the Naval Museum of Alberta virtual tour, and Mission: Afghanistan exhibit virtual tour. We have also recently updated our HMCS Haida virtual tour.

YouTube Channel

  • Housing all of Valour Canada’s videos, our YouTube channel is a media platform highlighting our documentaries (Monumental Canadians series and Forgotten Fallen), “Canada’s WW2 Battlefields – NW Europe” Series, winning scholarship entries, lecture series recordings, and moving maps.

Classroom Resources for Teachers


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:

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.

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Charity Number: #118882370RR0001

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