Grave Marker Maintenance

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is responsible for the proper care and maintenance of all graves and grave markers that were provided and installed by the Government of Canada.

Honouring Canada’s fallen

On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cares for the graves of 110,355 Canadian men and women who died during the First and Second World Wars.
Those who died while serving the military of a Commonwealth nation during the periods listed below are considered war dead and are the responsibility of the CWGC.

First World War - August 4, 1914 to August 31, 1921
Second World War - September 3, 1939 to December 31, 1947

If you know about a war grave that needs maintenance or you require additional information please contact the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Canadian Agency at or 613-992-3224.

VAC is responsible for maintaining more than 200,000 graves of Canadian Armed Forces members who died outside of the dates listed above. If you know about a Veteran’s military grave that requires maintenance or is unmarked, or you require additional information, contact Cemetery Maintenance at or 902 626-2440.

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