Welcome to the World War 1 Mccord Museum. In this museum you will discover three main reasons people volunteered for the war. Firstly, as result of unemployment for Canadians, it led to the motivation of helping their personal tie allies Great Britain. In fact for participation in world war one Canada relied on a voluntary system for the first two years of the war. Additionally, further reasons Canadians volunteered for the war include, patriotism, Nationalism, adventurism and heroism which was mainly caused by unemployment for Canadians.