The story of the No. 2 Construction Battalion may never have come to light were it not for a little serendipity. A hundred years later more people are learning of the unit’s valuable military service and its impact on the African Canadian community.
Discover the unit’s history →
Join us to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the departure of Canada’s first and only all-Black Canadian Army unit, from Halifax Harbour towards the battle fields in France.
What if you were to become an immigrant, and left Canada for good? What material items would you pack in your actual suitcase? What non-material culture would come with you in your heart and mind? Read Laura's blog about living in Italy >
In 2017, Canada will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation. This is your celebration!
Find out how you can join Canadians taking part from coast to coast to coast.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th, our curators and exhibition teams have created a special version of this travelling exhibit that is larger, features eight art pieces and includes compelling objects such as a Syrian Welcome kit, a Head tax certificate, War Bride correspondence and more.