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Home to the Land

Home to the Land

| 21 min

This documentary from 1945 explains The Veteran's Land Act, which provided for low-cost loans to veterans who wished to purchase properties and re-establish themselves in Canada after the war. The loans were for properties ranging from town lots to full-scale farms. The Act also provided aid in purchasing farm machinery, fishing boats, building materials and livestock. Produced by the NFB for the Canadian Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • director
    Stanley Jackson
  • producer
    Graham McInnes
  • camera
    Edgar Loew
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • editing
    Helen Lewis
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn


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Ages 14 to 17

Geography - Human Geography
History - World War II
Social Studies - Social Policies and Programs

Discuss the benefits to and responsibilities of the many recipients of The Veterans’ Land Act of 1944. Why was such a program necessary for Canadian soldiers? Are there comparable programs available to war veterans in Canada today? Research this topic.

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