The Vimy Foundation, founded in 2006, is a Canadian charity with directors and members across the country. The mission of the Vimy Foundation is to preserve and promote Canada’s First World War legacy as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, a milestone where Canada came of age and was then recognized on the world stage.

The Foundation carries out its mission by:

• spreading awareness through its educational programs, both domestic and overseas;

• spreading awareness through distributing souvenir items such as Vimy pins and Pilgrimage medals;

• spreading awareness through promoting greater recognition of April 9th as Vimy Day;

• spreading awareness through planning events for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle in 2017.

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At the Vimy Foundation we are dedicated to creating opportunities for young Canadians to learn about our First World War legacy, as symbolized with the victory at Vimy Ridge nearly 100 years ago.

That’s why we develop education programs to send youth from across the country to visit battlegrounds and memorials in France and Belgium and why we are spearheading the building of the new Education Centre at the site of the Vimy Memorial in France.

Upcoming Events

April 2 2016

Le Souper Vimy 2016 | The 2016 Toronto Gala Dinner :

Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que le Souper Vimy 2016 se déroulera le 2 avril 2016, au Centre Allstream de Toronto. Les fonds recueillis contribueront aux célébrations du centenaire, et serviront également à couvrir les coûts de construction du nouveau Centre d’accueil et d’éducation de Vimy.

Pour plus d’information sur comment devenir un commanditaire de l’évènement, la vente des tables, ou tout autre information sur les billets, veuillez s’il-vous-plait contacter Karen Miller au 416.224.9990 ou envoyer un courriel à kim.inc@kimfundraising.com

We are very excited to announce that the 2016 Vimy Foundation Dinner will take place on Saturday April 2, 2016 at the Allstream Centre, Toronto. The proceeds of the dinner will go towards the Vimy Centennial activities, including the design and construction of the Vimy Visitor Education Centre.

For information on Event Sponsorship, Table sales, and all other ticket information, please contact Karen Miller at 416.224.9990 or email kim.inc@kimfundraising.com


Vimy 100

The Vimy Foundation is leading the charge to commemorate the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge – the First World War battle that paved the way to an Allied victory, and solidified Canada as a sovereign nation. We are spearheading a featured project, together with the government of Canada: the design and construction of the new Vimy Visitor Education Centre in France, which will open on the 100th anniversary of this important battle, on April 9, 2017.

The Vimy Foundation, founded in 2006, is a Canadian charity with directors and members across the country.


The message of Vimy Ridge is one of bravery and sacrifice. The battle, which took place on April 9, 1917, is commonly highlighted as a turning point in Canadian history, where the four Canadian divisions fought together as a unified fighting force for the first time. While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation.