“I am pleased to see this important project moving forward. This space for reflection will honour individuals representing Canada abroad who have died or have been injured in the line of duty. It will give their families and friends a place to honour their memory. I invite our talented creators to imagine how to honour them with a fitting tribute from all Canadians.”
-The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs
“This commemoration will offer a publicly accessible place of reflection and remembrance of the many sacrifices made by those who have served on missions, and also recognize the support of their friends and family at home. The design competition is a wonderful opportunity for artists, architects and designers from Canada and beyond to partake in a project that will honour the families of those who have suffered trauma abroad and reflect the gratitude of Canadians.”
-The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
This first phase of the design competition will evaluate qualifications and select up to four teams to continue to the Request for Proposals phase, which is when the finalists will be invited to develop their design concepts.
The Request for Proposals phase will begin in 2021.
Families of those who died or were injured while serving abroad, employees from Global Affairs Canada as well as the public will be invited to a public viewing of the finalists’ design before a design is chosen.
The project is scheduled to be completed in 2024