Salute! January 2023

A regular newsletter from Veterans Affairs Canada that may be of interest to members.

January 2023

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In this edition:


Class members wishing to obtain the compensation to which they believe themselves entitled must fill out the Claim Form approved by the Court and submit it to the Claims Administrator no later than 15 January 2023.

Programs and services

If you a Veteran or family member with experience in our Rehabilitation Program, please join the third round of consultations so that together, we can continue to improve rehabilitation services.

You can now access and fill out an application form for the Veterans Review and Appeal Board’s Compassionate Award online through My VAC Account.

Applications have opened up for the one-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit, a tax-free one-time payment of $500 to help cover some of the cost of rent.

Veterans’ stories

As he began his uniformed RCMP career in 1974 on northern general duty detachment in Alberta, traumatic situations immediately began affecting RCMP Cpl. (Ret) Paul Woods.

The Canadian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards program from the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation has launched a new award recognizing Veteran entrepreneurs to celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship, within the Veteran community.


In January 1998, more than one million households were plunged into darkness when ice storms struck parts of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been our country’s national police service—and iconic Canadian institution—since 1873.

The Last Post Fund’s mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds.


On 22 December 2022, VAC released its first ever Accessibility Action Plan, which lays out our commitment to improve accessibility by identifying barriers and the actions we can take to prevent and remove them.

The 2023 Annual Forum for Women and 2SLGBTQI+ Veterans will explore how more inclusive policy, programs and services at Veterans Affairs Canada could better address the needs of women and 2SLGBTQI+ Veterans.

Let’s Talk Veterans allows more people to have their say on issues related to Veterans and their families. This consultation platform allows the Veteran community and Canadians to provide VAC with direct feedback that helps us improve our programs and services.

Do you know other Veterans, family members or others who would benefit from the information in this newsletter? Please share it with your friends and contacts.

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Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada

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