Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 25, 2009 16:08 ET

Government of Canada Helps Groups in Central Ontario Honour Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable James Flaherty, Minister of Finance, announced today federal government support for two projects in Central Ontario to honour Veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

"Our Veterans unite all Canadians as a source of pride. They help us remember why we are proud to be Canadian and the values that Canada stands for: peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law," said Minister Thompson. "This is why our Government continues to support communities and organizations so they can honour their local military heroes."

"Through local remembrance activities, communities in Ontario continue to show their respect and gratitude towards those who have served our country, and those who still serve Canada today," said Minister Flaherty. "I am pleased that our Government is supporting these initiatives."

The Government of Canada is providing funding to 11 community-led remembrance projects across the country through Veterans Affairs Canada's Community Engagement Partnership Fund. 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.

Please visit for a backgrounder on the projects in Central Ontario. Also visit the Web site or call 1-877-604-8489 to learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund or to apply for funding.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications