Details of our funding initiative for rejuvenation of war memorials.

As the exact location and shape of the physical National Wall of Remembrance is being finalized with the City of Kingston with the aim of being completed within the next year or so, the NWORA Board of Directors has decided that a good portion of surplus funds to the initial construction as well as additional funds collected in the future will be applied to a secondary objective which complements our primary objective of commemorating our fallen heroes with both the physical memorial in Kingston and the virtual wall on line at

As such, we have decided to provide financial support to assist communities to either repair / refurbish their local community memorials or build them if they do not already exist, somewhat like the programme that Veterans Affairs Canada already has in effect and which, in eligible projects, may be used in combination.

The procedures for applying for financial support and the specifics of the funding amounts which might be made available to any community requesting funds as part of the Community Memorial Programme with NWORA are as outlined below:

  • Applications should be address to Bruce Ewing and must be received by 1 April 2022 at or by mail at 53 Chartwell Crescent, Kingston, Ontario, K7K 6P2.
  • Applications should be in the form of a letter with supporting documentation and must specify if the application is for a new memorial or restoration of an old memorial and a detailed explanation of the project being considered including estimated costs.
  • Supported projects will be confirmed by letter from NWORA and will outline how much funding NWORA will provide to the applicable community programme organizers upon completion of the project. In principle, NWORA will provide up to 25% of the funding required for a project up to a maximum of $5,000 for each project.

 Any queries should be addressed to Bruce Ewing at

Note 1. The agreed to funding will be provided from NWORA via cheque only upon the final completion of the project by the applicable community and after receipt of a copy of the appropriate invoices confirming completion of the applicable community project.

Note 2. NWORA will only work with the applicable community memorial programme organizers who initiate any application and not any third parties and will issue final funding to same community organizers.

Note 3. The NWORA Community Memorials Programme can be used in conjunction with the somewhat similar Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Programme but is an entirely separate programme.