Veterans Affairs Canada

  1. During March 5-8, Minister Petitpas Taylor will host two events in Montreal, the National Stakeholder Summit and the Women Veterans Forum.
  2. On Thursday, 1 February 2024, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence and Randeep Sarai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will unveil an exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
  3. Veterans have helped establish, protect and maintain the Canada we see today.
  4. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona.
  5. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to United Nations Peacekeeping Forces on 10 December 1988 to recognize the important contributions that peacekeepers made towards the pursuit of one of the UN’s most fundamental obligations: to maintain international peace and security.
  6. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence; and the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs, issued the following statement.
  7. The Minister will attend the Operation Remembrance breakfast with Canadian Youth at the Fairmont Château Laurier.
  8. Ottawa, Ontario - 11:00 EST - The Minister will participate in the Turn to Busan commemorative ceremony at Ottawa City Hall.
  9. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of Veterans.
  10. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, along with the Honourable Robert Oliphant, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, will announce funding from the Veteran and Family Well Being Fund for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
  11. Toronto, Ontario - 09:30 EST - The Minister will make an announcement at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre alongside the Honourable Rob Oliphant, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West.
  12. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence; the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; and the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, issued the following statement:
  13. Winnipeg, Manitoba - 09:00 CST - The Minister will lay a wreath at Brookside Cemetery.
  14. The Government of Canada is committed to modernizing its workplaces so that public servants are better able to provide critical services to Canadians.
  15. The Minister will visit the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Oromocto, NB.
  16. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, along with Caroline Dromaguet, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian War Museum, will host the annual Candlelight Tribute to honour our country’s fallen heroes and Veterans, and pass the torch of remembrance from Veterans to youth.
  17. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a number of events, meetings and activities during Veterans’ Week, which runs from November 6 to 11, 2023.
  18. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will visit the Veteran Affairs Canada area office in Oromocto, New Brunswick.
  19. Funding will support the retention of service delivery employees for an additional two years
  20. I was delighted to learn of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision to inscribe the Funerary and memory sites of the First World War (Western Front) on the World Heritage List
  21. The Invictus Games are a powerful reminder of the extraordinary courage and perseverance of all those who have been injured or become ill through their time in the military.
  22. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will attend the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023.
  23. Earlier this year, The Royal Canadian Legion Liberation of the Netherlands’ Branch 005 and the Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones (AVA) created the Indigenous Legacy Project
  24. The full story of Canada’s long military history includes many contributions from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.
  25. The Government of Canada will participate in a commemorative ceremony at the National Peacekeeping Monument to mark the 30th anniversary of the Battle of Medak Pocket.
  26. On Saturday, September 2, 2023, Minister Petitpas Taylor and the delegation will participate in a candlelight tribute at the Bayswater Memorial to honour and remember the 229 passengers and crew who perished 25 years ago.
  27. As all Canadians know, this is a sacred place commemorating the sacrifice of the 60,000 Canadians who gave their lives in order to protect the freedoms of the citizens of France and Belgium over 100 years ago during the First World War. The Memorial bears the names of those who died in France with no known grave and stands as a tribute to all Canadians who served during the First World War. It should inspire us to work toward lasting peace, for which those commemorated here gave their lives.
  28. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a commemorative event at the National Peacekeeping Monument (The Reconciliation) to mark National Peacekeepers’ Day.
  29. Canadian Veterans have served our country with bravery, honour and dignity. One of the important ways we honour them is by maintaining their gravesites in perpetuity.
  30. Five organizations in the greater Vancouver area will receive a combined $1.45 million in support from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) to support mental health and wellness projects for Veterans and their families.
  31. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will make an important announcement regarding support for five Veterans’ organizations.
  32. On National Peacekeepers’ Day, we reflect on the countless sacrifices that members of our military, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and over 30 Canadian partner police agencies have made while contributing to international peace and security.
  33. The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in the 31st annual Peacekeepers Memorial Day event at Memorial Park in Esquimalt, BC, to unveil the 2023 Veterans’ Week poster.
  34. Seventy years ago today, an armistice was signed to end active fighting in the Korean peninsula. The armistice marked the end of three years of bitter conflict that claimed the lives of 516 Canadians. We will always remember their bravery, service, and dedication.
  35. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a commemorative ceremony at the Ambassador of Peace Monument in Central Park, Burnaby, BC.
  36. More than 26,000 Canadians served in the Korean War, bravely fighting for peace. Long seen as a “forgotten war,” it is an important chapter in Canada’s proud military history.
  37. Minister MacAulay visits two Mississauga Veteran and Family Well-being Fund recipients
  38. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence will make an important announcement regarding support for two Veterans’ organizations.
  39. Minister MacAulay visits PEI Veteran and Family Well-being Fund recipient
  40. The Government of Canada will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War with events in Ottawa that will feature a delegation of Korean War Veterans.
  41. In 2001, Canada pledged its support to the international fight against terrorism and deployed military forces to Afghanistan.
  42. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce the selected design for the National Monument to Canada’s Mission in Afghanistan.
  43. Veterans Affairs Canada has made it a priority to provide the services and benefits Veterans need where they are needed as we acknowledge their service and the support provided by their families.
  44. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce the recipients of the 2022-23 Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  45. Today the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay met with the IBEW in Calgary to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in sustainable jobs and a clean economy.
  46. Today the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, visited Bedford Basin Farmers Market to highlight Budget 2023’s investments and affordability measures like the new Grocery Rebate, addressing junk fees and a new First-Time-Home-Buyer Savings Account to help Canadians with the rising cost of living.
  47. Today the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, met with Aztek Solar to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in A Made-in-Canada Plan to ensure that Canadian workers and companies are able to provide the resources and technologies that the world needs.
  48. Today the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, along with Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton met with Potential Motors to highlight Budget 2023’s investments in a Made-in-Canada plan to ensure that Canadian workers and companies are able to provide the resources and technologies that the world needs.
  49. Veterans Affairs Canada honours those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace, and helps keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.
  50. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement on the release of a Veterans Affairs Canada report into inappropriate conversations with Veterans about medical assistance in dying.