Since 2001, Canada’s role in Afghanistan has changed.
Canada originally entered the war to help the United States fight the Taliban and find Osama Bin Laden, according to CBC News.
But in 2009 the Harper government changed Canada’s mission. Instead of combating militants and insurgents, the Canadian Armed Forces would help stabilize and develop Kandahar for the future.
The timeline below highlights Canadian involvement.
Now Canada’s mission in Afghanistan is over and the soldiers are returning home as heroes.
But the impact Canada had in Afghanistan has been greeted with much controversy from Canadian journalists, soldiers, government officials and the public.
The infographic below demonstrates some of the cost and rewards of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.