Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

November 14, 2008 17:29 ET

Canada's Government Helps Canadians Honour Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2008) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, announced today federal government support for community-led remembrance projects honouring Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Our Government is proud to support organizations that recognize the importance of bringing people together in the name of remembrance, not just during Veterans' Week, but throughout the year," said Minister Thompson. "By leading remembrance ceremonies and events, our communities are making sure the memory of our Veterans and brave men and women of the Canadian Forces will live on for future generations."

From August 1 to November 14, 2008, Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund provided more than $115,000 in total funding to 27 groups across Canada-including Veterans' organizations and community groups. The remembrance projects ranged from the creation of a Virtual War Memorial to the performance of a one-woman show recounting a Veteran's experience overseas told from the perspective of a child who meets a Veteran. A complete list of these projects is available at www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Applications to the Community Engagement Partnership Fund are accepted throughout the year. Non-profit groups, educational institutions and other organizations delivering remembrance activities and events may be eligible for funding.

To learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund or to apply for funding, call 1-877-604-8489 or visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649