The Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society (CCMMS) was founded in 1998. Our mandate has been to collect, preserve, document and commemorate the role of Chinese Canadians in service to Canada’s military with a focus on the role these “unwanted soldiers” played in the community’s efforts to achieve full equal rights in Canada.
In recent years, we have expanded our work beyond purely military stories. We recognize our veterans were part of a larger community that faced and overcame challenges on every front. So today, our projects take a broader view: we find and share “lesser-known stories” of everyday Chinese Canadians as revealed through their experiences, records and artifacts. Our hope is to engage and educate new generations on the sacrifices and remarkable endurance of earlier generations on whose shoulders we stand today.