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Canada's World: Historic Timeline


To fulfill the project’s goal to create a new story for Canada’s role in the world that reflected historical experiences, Canada’s World included an historic timeline exercise in many of its dialogue events, including the national dialogue. This exercise invited participants to document moments in Canada’s history that have contributed to the story of its role in the world.

Below are some major initiatives and events that participants included in their timeline activities that have affected Canadian foreign policy and Canada's role in the world from 1931 to 2009.

Browse the timeline by historical period:

Canada's World compiled a timeline with citizens that profiled the individuals, events, and initiatives that helped shape their perspectives of Canada's role in the world. To view or contribute to the citizen's timeline, please visit here.