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Changes in Canada Due to World War One. Group Brainstorm. Think of 3 ways Canadian society & national culture changed in WW1. The War at Home. TOTAL WAR : means that all citizens (military, civilian, young, old...) are actively contributing to the war effort.

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Changes in canada due to world war one

Changes in Canada Due to World War One


Group brainstorm

Group Brainstorm

Think of 3 ways Canadian society & national culture changed in WW1


The war at home

The War at Home

TOTAL WAR: means that all citizens (military, civilian, young, old...) are actively contributing to the war effort.

  • In 1916, 1 in 4 Canadian families had at least one member overseas.

  • Canadian civilians were far away from the conflict in Europe but government interventions and rules affected everyone. How?


Changes in canada due to world war one

  • Government intervened in people’s lives with Propagandacampaigns for all the themes we discussed in class.

  • Economic changes:

    • Raising funds through the sale of Victory Bonds and War Stamps.

    • Introduced new taxes on goodslike tea, coffee, alcohol and tobacco = more money for war effort.

    • Income Tax – introduced to generate funds

    • Imperial Munitions Board – changed labour - removed corruption and war profiteering from industry, promoted naval construction, trained women for industrial work, monitored work hours and salaries.

  • Daylight Savings Time– introduced in 1917 to conserve electricity.

  • Racism - hostility towards German and Austrian-Canadians, internment of Ukrainian-Canadians, loss of vote to recent immigrants

  • Rights for women:

    • Vote for women – (1917) given to women aged 21+ with family members overseas. Vote was to be revoked after the war. Was it?

    • Women in the workforce – after the war women were expected to leave the workforce so men could have their jobs back. Did they?


And other long term impacts

And other long term impacts…

  • French and English divided over Conscription

  • Halifax destroyed – physically and emotionally

  • Women have a stronger voice

  • Disillusioned about the whole point of war

  • Canada more respected internationally and more national pride at home

    • Had a seat at Peace Conference

    • Gained seat in League of Nations


Ms howie s final question

Ms Howie’s final question

Was WWI and the sacrifices it required “worth it” for Canada?

  • In groups of four discuss the gains made by Canada vs the costs for Canada.

    What has your group decided?


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