Getting a head-start on peace
Long before the Second World War was won, Canadians in uniform could take advantage of educational courses that might point them towards postwar employment.
A smooth transition
These instructions, for military personnel from the Hamilton and Niagara regions, dealt with practical matters such as pay, clothing, and transportation, but also warned returning soldiers, "Don't take V.D. home."
To all who served
Part of the Veterans Charter that emerged from the Second World War was low-cost life insurance for veterans and their families - as explained in this short booklet.
A tailor looks for work
To assist ex-soldiers in finding work, the federal government provided introduction cards to be given to prospective employers. Henry Royle of Vancouver was interested in resuming his prewar trade: tailoring.
Thanks from the Netherlands
A Canadian soldier brought this home to Canada in 1945, a keepsake from a grateful Dutch civilian.
Coming home to the lakehead
This image of the women's pipe band was given to veterans in Fort William, Ontario, as they returned from service during the Second World War.
Looking Ahead: Canadian Hurdles
The Wartime Information Board released a series of pamphlets, as a supplement to Canadian Affairs, informing Canadians about post-war reconstruction and urging discussions of "the most positive approach to some of the outstanding problems of Canada's future."
Canadian Affairs: Learning for Living
This last issue in the Canadian Affairs series describes the value of education for Canadians in the post-war world.
Our Next Job
The Wartime Information Board released a series of pamphlets informing Canadians about post-war reconstruction. This booklet provides information about the job prospects for all Canadians after the war, and includes questions to spur discussion among readers about post-war issues.
Returned Soldier's Handbook
This booklet told soldiers what to expect as they returned home to Canada, including what travel arrangements and services were available to veterans.