Support Us

Help the Friends promote, support and assist the Canadian War Museum’s work in preserving the past to enlighten present and future generations about Canada’s military heritage.


The Friends welcome donations to help fund our projects in support of the Canadian War Museum. Your donation will be made safely, with complete internet security and privacy. Following the submission of your donation, you will receive an official income tax receipt by e-mail. We do not share our donors list with anyone.

Why Donate?

Get involved and make a difference now.  Your donation to the Friends will make a broad and lasting impact in preserving Canada’s military heritage now and for generations to come.



To support the Canadian War Museum in its mission to educate, preserve and commemorate Canada’s military history, we need volunteers. The Friends are all volunteers – we invite you to join us.

Volunteering with the FCWM can take many forms. We try to utilize the talents our volunteers bring.

Volunteer Activities

Volunteering with the FCWM can take take many forms. We try to utilize the talents our volunteers bring. They labour diligently in the “tank shop” on the restoration of vehicles and other equipment. They can also be found in the Research Centre and in the archives performing painstaking historical research on behalf of the Museum. Others work on the myriad administrative duties associated with the Friends of the Canadian War Museum, as members of the Board of Directors or as Committee members; looking after the office, the FCWM web site, the book store, etc. – tasks all integral to the FCWM support of the Canadian War Museum.


Perhaps even more varied than their volunteer duties are their backgrounds. Many, but by no means all, have records of naval or military service. Others were employed as scientists, engineers, educators, public servants or in the private sector. They also reflect the rich mosaic of the Canadian population. They are men and women born both in Canada and abroad reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of Canada. Taken as a whole, they could be characterized as a “core sample” of almost a century of Canadian history.



The principle benefit of being a Friend is the satisfaction of contributing to the growth and development of a Museum devoted to the preservation of a unique and important element of Canadian social history.

Why Join?

Being a Friend of the Canadian War Museum is the satisfaction of belonging or contributing to a charity whose sole purpose is to support the Canadian War Museum. This national treasure, devoted to the preservation of unique Canadian social history, develops and delivers related educational programs for all age groups.
Keep abreast of Friend’s activities and projects and museum related events using this website.  Among other things, the website includes our newsletter – the Torch, which contains variety of items of interest. 
Become a Friend.  Complete one of the application forms below and contribute with your annual membership donation.  Your membership donation and all other donations are fully tax deductible.

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Be a Donor

Help the Friends support the Museum by becoming a donor today.

Why Volunteer?

The Friends is an all-volunteer organization and needs interested people willing to provide time, knowledge and skills to support our mission.

Why be a Member?

If you have an interest in furthering the Friends purposes a membership may be for you.