That Never Happened: Canada’s First National Internment Operations

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2017 | 12:30PM

That Never Happened reveals the story of Canada's first national internment operations between 1914 – 1920. Over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it.

Film Information

Release Year: 2017
Runtime:  75 minutes
NGO: Ukrainian Civil Liberties Federation (UCCLF)

Curriculum Connection

Social 10 and 30

Cast & Credits

Director: Ryan Boyko

UN Goal


Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels