The King & Empire Foundation is where Canadians can learn about their country’s history and the role played by Canadians in world history. It provides a hub for grassroots historical groups to promote their activities and events that explore Canadian history by providing workshops, lectures, seminars, walking tours, and digital resources to educational institutions and the general public.
The King & Empire Foundation raises funds for its educational initiatives with the support of our contributors. Contributors can receive a tax benefit, since the Foundation is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act. We are able to issue tax receipts for any donation over $10. The federal government has eliminated capital gains tax when contributors donate publicly listed securities to official charities like The King & Empire Foundation.
Author and historian, has written twenty-four books of the roles played by Canadians in the First and Second World Wars. He has hosted and written several historical documentary series including King & Empire, In Korea, The Great War Tour, and King & Country.
From 1990 to 1993 he was Chief Records Officer of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission in the UK and France. He is Canada’s leading expert on the battlefields and cemeteries of the two World Wars.
Television producer and director, has made over 200 TV programs documenting Canadian history including For King & Empire, Greatest Tank Battles, It seems Like Yesterday, and Searching For Vimy’s Lost Soldiers.
In 1985, he co-founded Breakthrough Entertainment to produce Canadian television programs such as L. M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. He has won twelve Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television awards.
Writer and broadcaster, has had his work published in The Globe and Mail, Times Literary Supplement, and many other publications, in English, Italian, and French. He is a writer, presenter for CBC IDEAS of programs such as Gilbert Reid’s Italy, Gilbert Reid’s France, and has written TV series such as The Empire of the Bay, East Meets West, and Life & Times of Robertson Davies.
For eleven years, he directed the Canadian Cultural Centre in Italy.