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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:

News 

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.

Commemoration 

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.

Engagement 

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.

View the latest issues of Salute! online.

 

Sincerely,

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada

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Veterans Affairs Canada releases 2022-2025 Accessibility Action Plan

This item from Veterans Affairs Canada may be of interest to our ordinary or veteran members.


Everyone has a role to play in removing barriers to accessibility for all Canadians.

After consulting with Veterans and employees, we are releasing our first Accessibility Action Plan. It identifies accessibility barriers and the actions we can take to prevent and/or remove them.

Visit our website to read the plan, provide feedback or request it in alternate formats: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-vac/what-we-do/accessibility

Sincerely,

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada

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Salute! December 2022

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


December 2022

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In this edition:

Programs and services

Veterans’ stories

  • He proudly served – and still protects
    After retiring from a 36-year military career, working with the Corps of Commissionaires and beating cancer, Lt. Colonel (Ret’d) James Ostler is ready to slow things down.

Commemoration 

Engagement 

Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund

Season’s Greetings from VAC


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.

View the latest issues of Salute! online.

 

Sincerely,

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada

 

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Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation – Nominate Someone Today!

This opportunity may be of interest to members.


Earlier this month during Veterans’ Week, Canadians from coast to coast to coast honoured the service and sacrifice of Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces members and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Every year, countless Canadians volunteer their time and resources to help, honour and commemorate our Veterans. These volunteers are crucial to making Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day a success in communities across the country.

Do you know someone who volunteers to support Canadian Veterans?

Whether it’s someone from your own organization or in your hometown, we encourage you to nominate them for the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation.

A diverse range of work performed in contribution to the care and well-being of Veterans, or to the remembrance of their achievements and sacrifices, is recognized through the MVA Commendation.

The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2023. Please share this message with your colleagues, and nominate someone for their volunteer work serving Veterans.

Learn more and nominate someone today.

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team
Veterans Affairs Canada

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Bonjour,

Plus tôt ce mois-ci, pendant la Semaine des vétérans, les Canadiens d’un océan à l’autre ont rendu hommage au service et au sacrifice des vétérans ainsi que des membres des Forces armées canadiennes et de la Gendarmerie royale du Canada.

Chaque année, d’innombrables Canadiens donnent de leur temps et de leurs ressources pour aider nos vétérans et leur rendre hommage. Ces bénévoles sont essentiels au succès de la Semaine des vétérans et du jour du Souvenir dans les collectivités de tout le pays.

Connaissez-vous quelqu’un qui fait du bénévolat pour soutenir les vétérans canadiens?

Qu’il s’agisse d’une personne de votre propre organisation ou de votre ville natale, nous vous encourageons à proposer sa candidature pour la Mention élogieuse du ministre des Anciens Combattants.

La Mention élogieuse du ministre des Anciens Combattants reconnaît un large éventail de travaux accomplis en contribution aux soins et au bien-être des vétérans, ou au souvenir de leurs réalisations et de leurs sacrifices.

La date limite pour proposer une candidature est le 31 janvier 2023. Veuillez partager ce message avec vos collègues, et n’hésitez pas à proposer quelqu’un pour son travail bénévole au service des vétérans.

Apprenez-en plus et proposez une candidature dès aujourd’hui.

 

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Salute! November 2022 Special Edition

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


November 2022 Special Edition

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In this edition:

Just the Facts: Updates to the Rehabilitation Service and Vocational Assistance Program


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.

View the latest issues of Salute! online.

 

Sincerely,

 

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada

You’re receiving this email because you are a registered participant on Let’s Talk Veterans.