On November 11, Canadians will pause at 11:00 o’clock to remember the fallen men and women who lost their lives in wars dating back to the First World War. Remembrance Day is a time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for all Canadians to continue to enjoy the freedoms we value.
As we all remember the heroic service of our fallen military, let us reflect on the ongoing support many of our veterans and their families need today.
This is also a time to give.
The organizations listed below represent a number of ways you and your family can support veterans and their families. By visiting the websites you can learn about the tremendous work being done across Canada and how you can be a part of this special support network.
The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. Our more than 300,000 members in over 1400 Branches across Canada make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, provide essential services within our communities, and Remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.
Wounded Warriors Canada – To honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.
Vets Canada is committed to helping homeless and at-risk veterans reintegrate into civilian life.
Canadian Legacy Project was created because many of our Canadian veterans are living in poverty and do not have the basic necessities in food, clothing and shelter. The Canadian Legacy Project was developed to be an organization that advocates for our veterans and support them by creating programs and events to help improve their everyday lives.
True Patriot Love is a national fundraising organization. Part of this effort entails working with the constellation of other charitable organizations that provide philanthropic services to our military men and women. While many of these charities excel at program delivery; we, in turn excel at fundraising. Rather than granting funds to individuals or families, we are an umbrella organization that directs funds to the military charities that have the infrastructure and expertise to deliver focused programming.
Veterans Transition Network mission is to make sure no Canadian Veteran is left suffering in isolation. VTN focuses on delivery of transition courses in the areas of career, family, PTSD and learning about accessible, available resources.
* The organization descriptions are sourced from the respective charity websites. For more information please click the links above.
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