We Build the Future, Informed by the Past
Our foundation works to preserve and promote Canada’s ongoing legacy of leadership through:
Both domestic and overseas, the Vimy Foundation's programs aim at engaging students across Canada in their country's unique legacy and First World War history.
The Foundation helps spread awareness and promote greater recognition of the battle of Vimy Ridge and the First World War as important milestones in Canadian history.
The Vimy Foundation creates, curates and shares with the public historical resources and modern perspectives on Canada's participation in the First World War.
Vimy Inspires Tomorrow
History education meets leadership education. Vimy Inspires Tomorrow encourages youth between 13 and 17 years old to develop and utilize their leadership skills.
Beaverbrook Vimy Prize
The Beaverbrook Vimy Prize (BVP) is a unique learning experience in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands, awarded to outstanding youth between 15-17 years of age.
Vimy Pilgrimage Award
The Vimy Foundation created the Vimy Pilgrimage Award (VPA) to recognize the actions of young people, ages 14-17, who are dedicated to the betterment of society.
Explore & Learn
Explore our educational resources and learn how the battle of Vimy Ridge became a turning point in Canadian History.
"The Beaverbrook Vimy Program changed my outlook on the way we perceive and discuss historical events. I had incredible discussions with my peers and learned to question and think about why it is that we emphasize certain historical events over others. Most of all I had so much fun connecting with people with similar interest as myself and having the opportunity to get physically immersed in places with a rich history."