Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day: An Essential Resource Guide for Media


This media kit is intended for journalists who cover Remembrance Day. We offer a multitude of resources that could interest your listeners, readers and viewers.

Did you know that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has, without a doubt, the country’s largest archives on the First and Second World Wars?

Our rich collection is full of records, photographs, films, music and works of art that can accompany or supplement an article, report or program segment. Through these archives, you can follow the brave people who heroically took part in these wars.

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Canada and the First World War

This web page illustrates, through our collections, the many roles that Canadian men and women played during the First World War, and the defining mark that the war left on our society.
Consult Canada and the First World War.

Canada and the Second World War

This web page tells how to access military service files and features virtual exhibitions, Flickr albums and official histories of the Second World War.
Consult Canada and the Second World War.

War Diaries of the First World War

From the start of the First World War, Canadian Expeditionary Force units were required to maintain a daily account of their “Actions in the Field”—commonly referred to as a “War Diary.” This database contains the digitized war diaries of Canadian Expeditionary Force infantry, artillery and cavalry units, brigades, divisions, and corps commands, as well as of support units, such as railway and forestry troops.
Consult War diaries of the First World War.

100 Stories: Canadians in the First World War

This online memorial features the stories of 100 people who personally experienced the First World War. All of the stories are biographical in nature and compiled largely from original military records, photographs, census records and other historical materials held at Library and Archives Canada.
Consult 100 Stories: Canadians in the First World War.

Personnel Records of the First World War

In 2013, we committed to digitizing all of the Canadian Expeditionary Force service files by the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Mission accomplished! After removing pins, clips, staples and adhesive, we were able to digitize all 622,290 files.
Consult Personnel records of the First World War.

Military-Related Co-Lab challenges

Co-Lab, LAC's collaboration tool, is an opportunity for citizens to help make our digital collection more accessible and usable for all Canadians. Invite your audience to take the challenge to transcribe, translate, tag and/or describe these military records. They don't have to be experts! The more people contribute, the easier it is to find archival materials with our Collection Search tool.
Consult Military-related Co-Lab challenges.

These challenges relate to our military heritage:


You can now use our new Collection Search to access millions of photographs just by using keywords. For your convenience, albums are also available on Flickr.


We have over 90,000 files in our video collection, including both short- and full-length features, documentaries, and silent films, some dating back to 1897. You can access them with Collection Search.

LAC's YouTube channel also contains an easily accessible video archive. In the Military and Peacekeeping folder, you will find video archives, films and webinars specifically related to Canadian military heritage.


If you are looking for a song to mark Remembrance Day, see the military music section of our Virtual Gramophone.

Social Media

Visit our social media platforms during Veterans Week to stay informed of new military content: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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