b'The Canadian First World WarInternment Recognition FundThe Objective of the FundThe CFWWIRF is designated for the supportof projects to commemorate and recognize the experiences of ethno-cultural communities affected by the First World War Internment.Only the interest earned on the $10 millionis used to fulfill the objective of the Fund.The Endowment Councils WorkOn behalf of the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund (CFWWIRF), I am pleased to present an overview of completed and ongoing First World War internment grant projects for the fiscal year 2020-2021. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a few projects were either not able to be completed on time or were withdrawn. With our new Endowment Council representatives, we are hopeful that this year brings a renewed sense of purpose and a continuation of our important work. The Endowment Council held a total of eight formal meetings via conference/video call. As a result of these consultations, 23 grants were approved, totalling $602,111.Since the inception of the CFWWIRF, the Endowment Council has awarded $4,462,683 in grants and has approved another $1,079,739 for disbursement over the next two fiscal years, 2021-2023. The approved grants have funded various projects, including: historical exhibits, books, commemorative plaques/statues, films, internee cemeteries, historical research, artistic endeavours, virtual and augmented reality, and educational resources, among others. Over this past fiscal year (2020-2021), The National Internment Art exhibit, Pause in Plight by Winnipeg artist Kerri Parnell was opened officially by KUMF Gallery in Toronto.Showcasing this exhibition KUMF Gallery made a valuable contribution by exposing this tragedy in Canadian history to students and the Toronto Ukrainian community. Our focus moving forward is to ensure that this tragic page is accurately reflected in the Canadian mainstream narrative.Borys Sirskyj, Chair Endowment Council of the CFWWIRF ShevchenkoFoundationAnnualReport/ 27'