Veterans Affairs Canada

  1. As Canadians, we are called to remember and honour the sacrifice of those who have served our country in times of war, military conflict and peace.
  2. 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.
  3. A call for applications for the Veteran and Family Well Being Fund is also being launched to support organizations that improve the well-being of Veterans and their families
  4. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will announce new funding recipients under the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund and the launch of the 2021 call for applications.
  5. 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.
  6. Preserving the legacy and honouring the courage and sacrifices of Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served.
  7. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will present the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation to two individuals during a ceremony in Souris to recognize their efforts to improve Veterans’ well‑being, as well as their exemplary work commemorating Veterans’ sacrifices and achievements.
  8. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, will announce a project to conserve and manage forests at the Canadian First World War memorials at Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel.
  9. It is important that Canadians understand and appreciate the contributions and sacrifices made by all those who have served their country in uniform.
  10. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, accompanied by Jenica Atwin, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will make an important announcement regarding support through the Commemorative Partnership Program for The Gregg Centre at the University of New Brunswick to conduct a research and education project.
  11. $40,000 from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund supports Fredericton Homeless Shelters’ From Crisis to Home project
  12. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will make an important announcement regarding support for the Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc. through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  13. Every Canadian should have an opportunity to learn about Canada’s military history to honour the achievements and sacrifices of our Veterans.
  14. The Governments of Canada, Prince Edward Island (PEI) and New Brunswick (NB) want to ensure the best possible mental health supports are available to Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and their families.
  15. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and the Honourable Dennis King, Premier of Prince Edward Island will participate in the opening of the new Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Satellite Service Site in Stratford, Prince Edward Island.
  16. An important chapter of the largest deployment of Canadian military personnel since the Second World War came to an end ten years ago this month. After the terrorist attacks in the United States by al-Qaeda on 11 September 2001, Canada pledged its full support and contributed forces to the international fight against terrorism initially as part of the United States led Operation Enduring Freedom.
  17. The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund will provide over $1 million to study mental health effects of exposure to child soldiers.
  18. $500,000 from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund supports VETS Canada’s Guitars for Vets.
  19. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will make an important announcement regarding support to the Romeo Dallaire Institute through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.
  20. On the morning of 1 July 1916, Allied troops began their advance toward German positions to open one of the First World War’s most significant campaigns, the Battle of the Somme.
  21. In partnership with the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a new rehabilitation services contract for Veterans and their families.