National Peacekeepers' Day

Every year on August 9, Canada marks National Peacekeepers' Day to honour and remember the significant service and sacrifices of all Canadian peacekeepers.

Today, there are 87 Canadian police officers serving in Colombia, Haiti, Ukraine, West Bank and Iraq. These police officers come from municipal and provincial police agencies, as well as the RCMP. They work with partners locally to rebuild and strengthen police services in countries experiencing conflict or upheaval. They support local police in building their capacity through training and mentoring. Canadian police officers have also supported efforts to prevent, investigate and prosecute Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

National Peacekeepers' Day affords Canadians the opportunity to express their pride in Canadian peacekeepers who have supported and continue to support international and domestic peace and security operations.

Ceremonies will be held across Canada, including a national ceremony at the Peacekeeping Monument in Ottawa, on Sunday, August 13.

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