Providing links to services and programs for Veterans and First Responders in Canada. If you know of a program or service that would be of benefit to the men and women who have served please pass them along to our Communications Officer. If we’ve provided a link to a less than satisfactory service or program please let us know.
Honour House Society
Because sometimes even heroes need a home…
Honour House is a refuge, a “home away from home” for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.
These brave individuals, along with their families, sacrifice so much on a daily basis to protect our freedom and our everyday way of life. Honour House allows us the opportunity to show them that we care and how much we appreciate all that they do for us.
Located on a quiet tree-lined street in New Westminster, Honour House is a beautiful, fully renovated heritage home with 11 private bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The house has a large shared kitchen, living room, a media room, sunrooms and many other common spaces. The house is fully modernised, wheelchair accessible and is set in its own extensive and lovingly maintained grounds.
Honour House receives no direct funding and raises all of its operating costs through donations and fundraising. The house has one full time and one part time member of staff. Almost all of the work needed to keep Honour House running is carried out by our dedicated board of directors and our hard working team of volunteers, many of whom have served their country themselves.
The Canadian Veterans Support Forum
The Forum will guide and help disabled Canadian Veterans obtain benefits that are available for application through Veterans Affairs Canada, and from other sources that are available for application.
The Forum will also work to allow for discussions in topics that relate to Canadian Veterans in General, those exiting the Forces, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The Forum will also display a category for Benefits for Survivors. (Widows)
News will be posted to keep us up to date on the surroundings that relate to Veterans in general, and to educate us on the ongoing work that is being done to better the Veterans file.
Citadel Canine Society
Citadel Canine Society was incorporated as a non-profit Society by the British Columbia Registrar of Companies in early May, 2012. It is based in Vancouver, BC. Unlike many other service dog training schools, its sole and only mission is to train and then deliver PTSD service dogs. It is not involved in any other service or working dog programs: such as Guide, Medical Assistance, Autism, Search & Rescue etc. PTSD service dogs are all that we do. The Citadel Canine mission reach includes new military veterans, and first responders (Police, Fire, EMT, Nursing & 9-1-1 personnel). Citadel is also a registered as a Charitable Organization with Canada Revenue Agency. Although based in British Columbia, Citadel is a Canada-wide operation, with training activity from BC right across to Newfoundland-Labrador. Citadel is primarily operated by volunteers, and training is provided by highly qualified dog trainers at greatly reduced rates, or in some instances at no charge to our Society. All of our dogs and the candidate/handlers within the Citadel Canine program are trained to the new standards recently implemented by the Justice Institute, Government of BC.
The Veterans Transition Network
The Veterans Transition Network is the only Canadian charity delivering mental health services specifically for Veterans from coast to coast. The Veterans Transition Program in its current form is the direct result of the collaboration of many different people including each and every graduate of the VTP that took the time to tell us what they liked, what they hated, and how we could make it better.
Since its inception, the Veterans Transition Program has maintained the belief that soldiers are best served by other soldiers. The researchers found that many of the veterans they worked with were reluctant to participate in programs or access resources that were provided by the government or military, for fear that their information would not be kept confidential. Many veterans fear the consequences an operational-stress injury could have on their military record and future career prospects. Thus, it was important to ensure in the expansion of the VTP that this confidentiality was protected, and that though grants were sought to enable the growth of the program, the Veterans Transition Network (VTN) would remain an independent organization.
Now, the VTN is working on expanding its borders. To date, the VTP has helped over 850 veterans in 9 provinces, and continues to grow. In addition to our original program, we have provided services to RCMP officers, female Veterans, and bilingual French/English speakers. To find out more about our recent programming, check out our latest annual report.
The future looks bright at VTN, and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Métis Elders and Veterans
On behalf of the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI)’s Board of Governors, Staff and Students welcome to The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture.
GDI – in partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canadian Culture Online Program, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, the Government of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan – is proud to provide you with this systematic look at Métis history and culture. This project is the culmination of years of research gathering and resource production and is based on the Institute’s resolute desire to ensure that the Métis have their own stories told in a medium, which is user-friendly, free, and accessible to all those interested in Métis history and culture.
This website is the most comprehensive attempt to chronicle traditional Métis history and culture on the World Wide Web and contains a wealth of primary documents – oral history interviews, photographs and various archival documents – in visual, audio and video files. In addition, many of our proven resources such as Steps in Time and Gabriel Dumont: Métis Legend have also been added to this site. Finally, new material, suitable for general information and for educators, has also been commissioned for The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture.
The Memory Project
An initiative of Historica Canada, The Memory Project is a volunteer speakers bureau that arranges for veterans and Canadian Forces members to share their stories of military service at school and community events across the country. Our speakers have reached 2.5 million Canadians since 2001.
The Memory Project Archive houses more than 2,800 testimonials and over 10,000 images from veterans of the First World War, Second World War, the Korean War and peacekeeping missions. While the archive no longer accepts submissions, it remains the largest of its kind in Canada. Canadians can access the interviews, digitized artifacts and book a speaker at www.thememoryproject.com/stories.