National Holocaust Monument - Call for Nominations

Process and Timelines

The creation of a National Holocaust Monument Development Council

On April 2, 2012, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), announced the members of the National Holocaust Monument Development Council.

Fundraising Campaign

The Development Council will spearhead a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of the planning, construction and maintenance of the Monument. The Government of Canada will match the funds - up to a capped limit - raised by the campaign.

Site Selection

On April 23, 2013, the Honourable Tim Uppal, Minister of State (Democratic Reform), on behalf of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, announced the site of Canada’s National Holocaust Monument during a National Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, which was hosted by the Canadian Society for Yad Vashem with the assistance of the Zachor Coalition.

Located at the corner of Wellington and Booth streets in Canada’s capital, the future National Holocaust Monument will be one of several commemorative sites leading to Confederation Boulevard, the ceremonial route linking major tourist attractions and historical landmarks in Ottawa. The monument will face the Canadian War Museum and command outstanding views of the Parliament buildings.

The monument is expected to be completed by 2015.

Design Competition

The design and concept for the Monument will be determined by competition.

Maintenance

Once built, the Monument will become the property of the National Capital Commission, which will in turn be responsible for its maintenance.