Monuments and commemorations

A successful commemorative monument communicates the importance of the subject and enhances the physical setting, helping to create a sense of place.

Working in collaboration with Canadian Heritage, the NCC facilitates the development of new monuments, and maintains existing ones that are located on our lands. We do not provide direct funding for monuments.

Canadian Heritage is responsible for managing proposals for new commemorative monuments.

Ongoing projects

National Holocaust Monument

National Holocaust Monument

The National Holocaust Monument will recognize the Holocaust, as well as the significant contribution Holocaust survivors have made to Canada. This important new monument will ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust remain within the national consciousness.

Canadian Building Trades Monument

Canadian Building Trades Monument

The Canadian Building Trades Monument, led by Canada’s Building Trades Unions, will celebrate the contributions that the men and women who work in the building and construction trades have made to society, and commemorate the losses they have endured in carrying out their work.

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

Memorial to the Victims of Communism

The Memorial to the Victims of Communism: Canada, a Land of Refuge will recognize Canada’s international role as a place of refuge for people fleeing injustice and persecution, and honour the millions who suffered under Communist regimes.