The Community Historical Recognition Program

The Government of Canada established the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP) in 2008 for a five-year period. Its purpose was to acknowledge and to educate Canadians about the historical experiences of ethno-cultural communities affected by wartime discriminatory measures and immigration restrictions applied in Canada.

The CHRP has made available $13.5 million toward 68 community projects that promote a lasting awareness of the communities’ experiences.

The wartime measures and immigration restrictions experienced by those communities mark an unfortunate period in our nation’s history. The policies were race‑based and inconsistent with values that Canadians hold today.

– The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada


Community Projects

Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund

The Government of Canada established the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund to support projects that commemorate the experience of all affected communities during that period. The fund is managed by the Shevchenko Foundation.

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