Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 17, 2009 15:52 ET

Government of Canada Helps Groups in Southwestern Ontario Honour Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2009) - - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, announced today federal government support for 10 projects in Southwestern Ontario honouring 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 blessed 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 as they honour their local military heroes."

"Various organizations and community groups in Southwestern Ontario are dedicated to promoting the proud and heroic legacy of our Canadian Veterans, a legacy which all Canadians should be proud of," said Minister Finley. "Our Veterans will tell you they were ordinary Canadians, but we know that they accomplished extraordinary things."

The Government of Canada is providing $733,070 in funding to 50 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 www.vac-acc.gc.ca for a backgrounder on the projects in Southwestern Ontario. Also visit the Web site or call 1-866-522-2122 to learn more about the Community Engagement Partnership Fund or to apply for funding.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Heather MacDonald
    A/Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7428
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649