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.

Learn more about some of the many monuments in Ottawa–Gatineau.

Ongoing projects

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.