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Above & Beyond

On June 6th 1944, known as D-Day, 14,000 Canadians landed on Juno Beach in Normandy as part of one of the largest military operations in history.

90,000 Canadians would eventually take part in the ensuing Battle of Normandy, with countless other Canadians in support roles at home and overseas. How do we remember their sacrifices and their service?


History is

Defining Moments Canada is a heritage organisation that equips Canadian students, teachers, and communities with the educational tools they need to tell the stories that matter to them.


Veteran Interviews

Discover some of the fascinating stories to come out of D-Day, the Battle of Normandy, and the war as a whole – in the words of the people who were there.


Our partners

Learn more about the organisations and government agencies that support Defining Moments Canada here.


Do YOU have a D-Day story to tell?

Learn to curate your sources and craft your story in a compelling way here!

Story structure

2018 project

The Spanish Flu

100 hundred years ago, the Spanish Flu Pandemic killed as many as 100 million people worldwide. The impact on Canada was catastrophic. Delve deeper into this fascinating chapter in Canadian history with our extensive, interdisciplinary resources.


Inquiry-based learning

Help your students delve into the history of this remarkable event and share untold stories from unheard voices.

Lesson plans