Moncton welcomes its veterans

This proclamation was handed out to men and women from Moncton, New Brunswick, as they returned from overseas after the end of the First World War.

McMaster ex-soldiers return

These five undergraduates were lucky to return to Canada before the war ended, and before the mass demobilization of 1919 made special dinners difficult to organize.

McMaster.pdf (8.3 MB)

Celebrating peace and victory

At the end of the First World War, the residents of London, Ontario, got together to celebrate "peace with victory."

London Victory.pdf (22.41 MB)

The Rileys return to Hamilton

The RHLI, nicknamed the Rileys, fought in the Dieppe raid and through the campaign in north-west Europe, returning to Hamilton, Ontario, in 1945.

An officer comes home

The card that every family longed to get, giving notification of the return home of a loved one in uniform.

The Canadians leave Aldershot

The first Canadian soldiers reached Aldershot in southern England in October 1939 to establish Canadian bases there; six years later, the city held a ceremony to bid them farewell.

Ex-soldiers and fraud

The Toronto Better Business Bureau opened a Veterans Assistance Department which published twenty-one booklets on topics relating to rehabilitation. This booklet warns of illegal businesses and fraudulent schemes, and offers tips on how to protect oneself while re-adjusting to civilian life.

Rackets.pdf (24.81 MB)

Information for Ontario veterans

This handy guide was intended to provide quick answers about government programs for ex-soldiers.

Jobs for veterans

The federal government urged ex-soldiers to take advantage of training opportunities to enhance their employability in post-war Canada.

As You Were.pdf (19.38 MB)

"Government by the People"

This booklet from the Wartime Information Board discusses the history, constitution, and function of parliament to promote general awareness of and interest in the Government of Canada.

House Hill.pdf (13.07 MB)