Canada in Afghanistan (2001-2014)

Canada in Afghanistan (2001-2014)

Canada’s operations in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014. Timelines, images, remembrance and learning resources.


Services and information

Canada’s military role

Overview of Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan, including key facts and figures.

Six operations in Afghanistan

Timeline and summary of Canada’s six operations in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: A Glimpse of War

Exhibition of photographs and film of Canadian journalists Stephen Thorne and Garth Pritchard.

Historical timeline

Timeline of events during Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.

Fallen Canadians

Canadian Armed Forces members who died in combat or during training exercises in Afghanistan.

Educational resources

Learning resources to help teachers plan lessons on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.

Films and video

Films about Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.

What we are doing


Send an e-card to an Afghanistan Veteran

Canadian poppy on soldier’s uniform

Send an e-card to an Afghanistan veteran to show your support.

The Memory Project

Children’s drawings and notes written to Canadian soldiers

Find out how young Canadians can take part in the Grant McRae Commemorative Contest.

The Afghanistan mission (videos)

Soldier being interviewed on camera

Featuring active and retired CAF members discussing their experiences while serving in Afghanistan.

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