Application Form

The Vimy Pilgrimage Award recognizes the actions of young people who demonstrate a commitment to volunteer work through outstanding service, positive contributions, notable deeds, and bravery. Their acts may have served their peers, school, community, province, or country. Scholastic achievement is not a criterion for this award.

Essay Portion & Motivation Letter

For the ESSAY portion (500 words) of your application, propose a question* on the theme of Canada and the First World War, to add to the current Canadian Citizenship exam. Explain why your question and answer are important for new Canadians to know. (*The question you propose cannot be about the Battle of Vimy Ridge.)

For the MOTIVATION LETTER (500 words), describe the ways in which you demonstrate outstanding civic service (please include details of your volunteer work, positive contributions, notable deeds, etc.).

Note: Please write, edit and save your letter elsewhere before submitting it. When you are ready to submit your letter simply copy and paste it into the essay space provided. Every field is mandatory. This information will not be used for any purpose other than to administrate this contest.

If you have difficulty with the application form, please email Joel Ralph, Director of Programs.

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Language spoken at home most often*



Preferred language of communication*

Do you have or are you able to obtain a valid passport for travel to Europe in April 2018?*


Please Note: All finalists will be asked to provide proof of a valid passport or the application for a new passport within one (1) month of being selected. Canadian passports must be valid for three (3) months after the last date of the program, therefore, Canadian passports must be valid until July 11, 2018. If you are travelling on a non-Canadian passport, you may also need to apply for French and Belgian tourist visas.



The Vimy Foundation is interested in knowing more about our applicants. Please note that the following section will not impact your selection and is only for informational purposes.
Are you an Indigenous person?*

Are you a visible minority?*

Are you a Cadet?*

Is there a Currently Serving or Retired Canadian Forces Member in your immediate family?*

Have you been to Vimy Ridge before?

I have read and accept the Terms & Conditions*

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