Veterans Affairs

Government of Canada launches service excellence plan for Veterans

April 13, 2015

Veterans Affairs Canada to hire new case managers to enhance one-on-one support The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Veterans Affairs Canada is taking immediate action to improve how it serves Veterans and their families. The service excellence plan will boost Veterans’ access to case managers. The Minister was joined by […]


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Government of Canada announces new benefits and services for Veterans and families

March 17, 2015

Improvements respond to recommendations from Standing Committee, Veterans and stakeholders The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today unveiled two new initiatives to improve benefits and services for Canada’s Veterans and their families. He announced a plan to enhance support for seriously injured Veterans by ensuring more Veterans will be eligible for a key […]


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Enhanced lifetime support for injured Veterans and their families

March 9, 2015

New monthly benefit addresses significant gap for Canada’s moderately to severely disabled Veterans and survivors March 9, 2015 – Toronto – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, unveiled a proposed new financial benefit today aimed at providing financial stability to Veterans who are moderately to severely disabled and their families. […]


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Minister O’Toole empowers Veteran-centric Communications Task Force

March 6, 2015

The Minister instructs Department to re-design all correspondence with Veterans and their families to focus on wellness March 6, 2015 – Ottawa – Veterans Affairs Canada The Honourable Erin O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, has instructed the Department to assemble a “Veteran-centric Communications Task Force” to improve how Veterans Affairs Canada communicates with Veterans—and he’s […]


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Online “Tribute to Veterans” Launched

October 29, 2014

NEWS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 29, 2014 Online “Tribute to Veterans” Launched by MP David Anderson Ottawa, ON – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, today announced the launch of an online Remembrance Day tour of Centre Block as a tribute to Cypress Hills–Grasslands veterans. The tour, at www.DavidAnderson.ca/tribute, highlights the many war memorials in […]


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Do you know a living Canadian Veteran of WWII?

October 6, 2014

Early in September, our Government announced a new national tribute to mark the 75th anniversary of Canada’s engagement in the Second World War. The Second World War marked the first time Canada declared war of its own accord. Though Britain and France declared war on September 3, 1939, King George VI would not announce Canada’s entry […]


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Canada Remembers the Capture of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France

April 9, 2014

Veterans Affairs Canada  News Release  For Immediate Release  Canada Remembers the Capture of Vimy Ridge at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in FranceMinister Fantino pays tribute to Canadians who fought during the First World War April 9, 2014 – Vimy, France – Veterans Affairs Canada On the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the Battle […]


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Veterans Travel Assistance for D-Day and Normandy Commemoration

March 6, 2014

To commemorate the historic 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, representatives from the Government of Canada, and Veterans and delegates from participating countries will gather in France for a special week of events, from June 5 – 8, 2014. On June 6, the Government of Canada signature ceremony will be held at […]


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Taking Care of Veterans

February 1, 2014

Overview 590,000 veterans in Canada95,000 in Canadian Forces now that will be vets in the future 130,000 veterans have a case file with VAC 7,500 veterans have an assigned Case manager (more complex cases) How they presently access care each year: Average of 730,000 Calls made to the VAC 1-800 line 8,309 active users of […]


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MP Anderson Hosts Minister of Veterans Affairs and Legion Members For Roundtable Discussion on New Veterans Charter

January 23, 2013

Swift Current, SK – On Wednesday, January 23, David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands hosted the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs and representatives from local Royal Canadian Legions at a downtown luncheon. The minister has been travelling across the country gathering veteran’s comments and insights as a way to help ensure the New […]


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Government to Support Construction of New War Memorials

November 16, 2010

New program launched to help communities commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans’ Ottawa – David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills-Grasslands and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for The Canadian Wheat Board, is pleased to announce a new program to help communities commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans, […]


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