Financial support to three organizations:
A call for applications for the Canadian Veteran and Family Well‑Being Fund is also being launched to support organizations that improve the well-being of Veterans and their families
Recently, the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of VA and Associate Minister of National Defense, announced financial support to three organizations. These are working to improve the lives of Veterans and their families. Therefore, this support is made possible through additional funds provided to the Veteran and Family Well‑Being Fund in Budget 2021.
The organizations are:
- The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 was awarded $122,850 for its Veterans’ Wives Support Group, which provides support and coaching to Veteran caregivers and women Veterans.
- The Canadian Virtual Hospice, a division of the International Centre for Dignity and Palliative Care, was awarded $211,100 to expand online support options for grieving Veterans and their families. This includes creating greater accessibility for Veterans with brain injuries, mental health issues or who are coping with trauma.
- The Prince’s Trust Canada was awarded $600,000 over two years for its Operation Entrepreneur: National Veteran Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Strategy. This ecosystem is a network of supports designed to help Veterans overcome barriers in their transition from military service. In this way, they become effective, successful entrepreneurs with a new civilian mission.
The Canadian Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund provides financial support to private, public, or academic organizations. Above all, the aim is to support research, initiatives, and projects that enhance the well-being of Veterans and their families.
The Fund is also now open to new applications. Applications should focus on supporting Veterans during the Post-Covid-19 recovery, including addressing homelessness, unemployment, retraining, and health challenges. In addition, consideration will be given to projects that look to support equity seeking groups. (continue reading)