was established as non-profit society in 2012 to provide leadership and support to maximize public awareness and involvement in remembering, honouring and learning
during the Great War Centenary 2014 – 2019.
We accomplish our purpose by:
initiating collaborative projects and
providing leadership, management, and support development services
to the broad commemoration community
Constituency and Clients
The success of commemoration initiatives will be measured by the overall impact they have on the awareness and understanding of Canadians and friends of Canada—especially youth. CEF100’s direct clients are the organizations, companies and individuals that deliver, support and fund commemorative initiatives directed to this constituency.
The Need for Leadership and Collaborative Services
Interest in the Great War centenary will lead to a large volume of project proposals from a wide variety of organizations competing for limited funds. Many of the current funding models place an undue burden on project proponents that results in underfunding, unnecessary competition and sub-optimal results.
CEF100’s services and processes will lead to higher-quality, better-funded commemoration initiatives resulting in greater public engagement and awareness.
Key themes that guide CEF100’s operations and way of working include:
- Maximizing commemoration effectiveness through collaborative programs and projects
- Recognizing the Great War’s Legacy and Its Continuing Relevance: The history impacts our lives today.
- Engaging and Inspiring Youth: Personal stories inspire and guide the unfolding lives of our youth.
- Operating with high integrity, effectiveness, openness and in the spirit of outreach and engagement
- Understanding the “Primacy of Ops” for Project Success: The essential work doesn’t get done by itself.