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 audience and readers.

Did you know that Library and Archives Canada has, without a doubt, the country's largest archives on the First World War?

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, follow the brave men and women who heroically took part in the war effort 100 years ago.

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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

  • 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, brigade, division and corps commands, as well as 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 here at Library and Archives Canada. Consult 100 Stories: Canadians in the First World War

  • The Call to Duty: Canada's Nursing Sisters

    It was not only men who served in the Great War. Over 2,000 women also enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas. Check out the letters, diaries and photographs of Canadian nursing sisters who served during the Great War. Follow these nurses as they witness the destruction of war, participate in social events, and help patients. Invite your audience to take the Challenge to transcribe, translate, tag and/or describe these women's writings and photographs. The more work we collaborate on using the Co-Lab crowdsourcing tool, the more accessible and usable our digital collection will become for everyone. Consult The Call to Duty: Canada's Nursing Sisters


You can now use our new Collection Search (Beta) 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.


If you are looking for a song to mark Remembrance Day, see the section on Songs of the First World War in our Virtual Gramophone.

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