As millions of Syrians continue to be displaced due to conflict in their home country, the Government of Canada will work with Canadians, including private sponsors, non-governmental organizations, provincial, territorial and municipal governments to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees. Learn more.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:
“Today, let us remember and honour the many Canadians who have fought so bravely in defence of our country throughout our history, so that we might enjoy peace, freedom and democracy.
“Our Canadian Armed Forces have earned tremendous respect for their remarkable contributions to promoting international peace and security. From coast to coast to coast, we pay special tribute to those who have given their lives in service. We also honour those Canadians who have worked to prevent the tragedies of war in international peacekeeping operations around the globe.
“Members of our Armed Forces – past and present – routinely put their lives on the line for our country. They represent the very best of what it means to be Canadian.
“We have an obligation to our country’s women and men in uniform, our veterans, and their families. As a government, we will honour this social covenant with the respect and gratitude it deserves.
“I call on Canadians to join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have worked and fought so courageously to keep us safe. Today, and every day, we remain committed to ensuring they have nothing less than the care and support of a grateful nation.
Celebrate Canada's birthday with “Canada Day Across America”! We're featuring an interactive map of Canada Day gatherings throughout the U.S. on our special CDAA site. If you're hosting an event and would like to welcome fellow friends of Canada to join in the festivities, you can submit your event here. Please note events identified as “private” or do not include a complete address will not be posted on the map. C2C party supplies are available on a first-come-first-serve basis to C2C members hosting open events that appear on the map. Stay up to date on all things Canada Day 2015 on our site, Facebook page, and Twitter (#CanadaDayUSA)! To learn more, visit canadadayacrossamerica.com.