Veterans Affairs Canada

  1. The largest domestic military deployment in Canadian history was launched 25 years ago today when Canadian Armed Forces members began deploying in eastern Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick in the wake of a devastating ice storm that pummelled the region.
  2. Plan identifies accessibility barriers and lays out actions to prevent and remove them
  3. Remembrance Day is a time for all Canadians to solemnly reflect on the sacrifices that our service members have made to defend peace, freedom, democracy and human rights all over the world.
  4. On Indigenous Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, and all year long, we honour the service and sacrifice of First Nations, Inuit and Métis who have served Canada in uniform over the years.
  5. Veterans Affairs Canada will host an event for Indigenous Veterans Day with Veterans and students from Mary Honeywell Elementary School.
  6. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Their sacrifice has helped us enjoy the lives we live today. Recognizing these contributions, many Canadians are dedicated to commemorate Veterans and their service. This support is particularly evident during Veterans’ Week, when countless people volunteer their time and efforts to honour Canada’s Veterans.
  7. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  8. Anita Vandenbeld, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, on behalf of Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of Defence, along with Dr. Dean Oliver, Interim Vice President and Director General at 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.
  9. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will present the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to individuals from Nova Scotia during a ceremony in Halifax to recognize their efforts in improving Veterans’ well‑being, as well as their exemplary work commemorating Veterans’ sacrifices and achievements.
  10. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced $43 million in funding over three years to maintain frontline staffing levels, including the Case Manager to Veteran ratio, and upgrade the tools Case Managers use – freeing up more time for them to work directly with Veterans.
  11. On 6 June 1944, Canadians landed on Juno Beach as part of the D-Day invasion that marked a turning point for Allied forces during the Second World War. Since then, The Juno Beach Centre has become a place of remembrance and emotion for Veterans, their families, Canadians and French citizens. This iconic site must be preserved and respected, as it commemorates the Canadians who served their country and helped liberate France.
  12. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will make an important announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s commitment to protect the Juno Beach site in France.
  13. War memorials and monuments help us better understand our shared heritage and history. They provide places for reflection where we can mourn and remember.
  14. When the Allies crossed the English Channel to attack the town of Dieppe, France, on 19 August 1942, nearly 5,000 of the 6,100 Allied troops taking part in the operation were Canadians.
  15. It has been 80 years since the Dieppe Raid, a particularly devastating part of the Second World War for the Canadian military.
  16. The Korean War started in June 1950, when North Korean troops invaded South Korea. In the eyes of the recently formed United Nations, it was an open act of aggression that required global intervention.
  17. Advisory Groups add 33 new voices to replace those who have stepped down in the last five years.
  18. Veterans Affairs Canada is organizing an official Government of Canada delegation to Dieppe, France from August 17-20, 2022, to mark the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. The delegation will include Veterans, representatives from Indigenous and Veterans organizations, parliamentarians and youth.
  19. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have served our country with bravery, honour and dignity—some making the ultimate sacrifice.
  20. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  21. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today in response to the Office of the Auditor General report on processing disability benefits for Veterans
  22. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced that the Veterans Transition Network (VTN) will receive funding through the Veteran and Family Well Being Fund (VFWF).
  23. Last month, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, announced Canada as host nation for the first-ever winter hybrid Invictus Games. Today, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia committed $15 million each, in support of the Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025.
  24. Today, at the Invictus Games closing ceremonies in The Hague, Netherlands, Harry, Duke of Sussex, announced that the Invictus Games 2025 will be held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia.
  25. April 14, 2022 – Paris, France – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, met this morning with Mrs. Geneviève Darrieussecq, Minister Delegate for Remembrance and Veterans, attached to the Minister for the Armed Forces.
  26. St. Julien, Belgium – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, along with Alain Gendron, Ambassador of Canada to Belgium, and Dominique Cool, Mayor of Langemark-Poelkapelle, will tour the newly restored site of the St. Julien Canadian Memorial and lay a wreath on behalf of the Government of Canada.
  27. Ottawa, ON – In the early stages of the First World War, Germany captured Vimy Ridge in northern France and turned it into a strong defensive position.
  28. Ottawa, ON – The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board will join Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, and Mr. Whit Fraser, and Algonquin Elder Albert Dumont, in a ceremony to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
  29. Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will participate in a ceremony to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France.
  30. It’s been 105 years since the momentous Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge. While the living memory of the historic battle has passed, we continue to recognize the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.
  31. Veterans applying for a disability benefit for certain mental health conditions will now receive immediate mental health coverage.
  32. Ottawa, ON – Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark the Month of the Military Child:
  33. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Their sacrifice has helped us enjoy the lives we live today.
  34. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Their sacrifice has helped us enjoy the lives we live today.
  35. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  36. Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  37. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark the International Women’s Day.
  38. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Their sacrifice has helped us enjoy the lives we live today. They’ve helped establish and maintain peace around the world.
  39. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced funding of $139.6 million over two years to extend temporary positions as part of action to reduce processing times for disability benefit applications at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).
  40. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  41. Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark Bell Let’s Talk Day.
  42. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  43. Darrell Samson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis and Anju Dhillon, Member of Parliament for Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle, will announce new recipients from Montreal who have been selected to receive funding under the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  44. Veterans Affairs Canada provide support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  45. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, will announce new recipients from Alberta who have been selected to receive funding under the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  46. Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
  47. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, along with Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre and the Hon. David J. McGuinty, Member of Parliament for Ottawa South, will announce new recipients from Ottawa who have been selected to receive funding under the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  48. Serene View Ranch, Lest We Forget Community Veterans Committee each receive $400,000 from Veterans Affairs Canada
  49. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Edgmont, will announce new recipients from Prince Edward Island who have been selected to receive funding under the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  50. Canadians have many reasons to show gratitude to our Veterans. Whether for the freedoms and peace that we enjoy at home today, or for the peace they helped establish and maintain around the world.