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Between 1914 and 1920, 8,500 Canadian citizens and new immigrants from the Western Ukrainian regions of Galicia and Bukovyna as well as from the Austro-Hungarian, German and Ottoman empires, including some women and children, were interned by the Canadian government in work camps across the country.

As survivor Mary Manko Haskett has pointed out: “What was done to us was wrong. Because no one bothered to remember or learn about the wrong that was done to us it was done to others again, and yet again. Maybe there’s an even greater wrong in that.”

Learn more here:
Canada's First Internment Operations
Legacy of a Mountain Town, Marginalia

See Banff Springs Internment Memorial and Ceremonial Landscape for more information on this work