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In 2003, the Juno Beach Centre was established by veterans as a permanent memorial to all the Canadians who fought in the Second World War with a vision to preserve this legacy for future generations through education. Behind this group of...

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In 2003, the Juno Beach Centre was established by veterans as a permanent memorial to all the Canadians who fought in the Second World War with a vision to preserve this legacy for future generations through education. Behind this group of Canadian veterans were friends, loved ones, widows and children of veterans--all volunteers. The ambitious project to create a Canadian museum on the D-Day beaches required tenacity and ironclad determination. The project founders, many of whom experienced the war firsthand, were already 70 years or older at the time and yet they were dedicated to moving mountains to reach their objectives. The history of the creation of the Juno Beach Centre itself is a testament to the impact of the war on the lives of thousands of Canadians for many generations.

The Centre pays homage to the nearly 45,000 Canadians who died during the Second World War, of which 5,500 lost their lives during the Battle of Normandy and 359 on D-Day. At the same time, it showcases Canada today and allows visitors from all over the world to learn more about Canadian values and culture. Since opening, we’ve welcomed over 800,000 people to the Centre; 30% of those are Canadian, 1 in 7 are students. Canadians and international supporters have purchased more than 12,000 commemorative bricks, and we’ve raised more than $18 million dollars since 1998. We’re also recognized as a site of national historical significance to Canada.

Although many of the veterans who worked tirelessly to see the Centre built are no longer with us, the Juno Beach Centre Association’s mandate is to ensure that their legacy lives on.


The Association in Canada
In addition to operating the Centre in Normandy, the Juno Beach Centre Association, a non-profit located in Burlington, Ontario, works with veteran organizations and young Canadians to promote awareness of Canadian history and the memory of Canada’s contributions in the Second World War. Programming in Canada is dedicated to realizing a mandate of educating Canadian youth about the role of Canada in preserving the freedoms we enjoy today. An annual professional development tour for history teachers, a Fellowship program for students, the digitization of Second World War records and other related programs are just a part of the on-going initiatives in Canada.

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