As Canadians, we hold a very special place in our hearts for Remembrance Day. At the Bank of Canada Museum, we put on a mini exhibition each year to honour what so many gave up for us. For this exhibition, we took a look at the cost of Canada's war efforts in WWII. The exhibition focused topics from Victory War Bonds to the Red Cross's distribution of funds to the bank notes and coins used during the time. As we get further and further away from this historic period, the younger generations have a more difficult time understanding and appreciating what exactly what going on and it's impact on Canada.
I chose to create a data visualization to succinctly communicate the hard facts of the exhibition. Bite sized pieces of data are often easier to digest than large volumes of text and images. In addition to laying out the data in an easy to read infographic, the use of historic war bond posters issued by the Canadian Government helped to emphasize the issues.