Funding available for No. 2 Construction Battalion

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Ottawa – Overcoming racism, members of No.2 Construction Battalion made a significant contribution to Canada’s First World War effort; their service must be recognized and honoured. To increase awareness and to educate Canadians of the invaluable history of No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canada’s only all-Black battalion-sized formation, the Government of Canada is launching a call for applications through Veteran Affairs …

National Defence mark 80th anniversary of Battle of Ortona

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Ottawa – Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona. “Today marks 80 years since the start of one of the most difficult battles that Canadians were involved in during the Second World War. For …

Canada invests in services for Veterans

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Charlottetown – VAC works to serve Veterans and their families by offering targeted services and benefits to improve their well-being. The Minister of Veterans Affairs, Ginette Petitpas Taylor met with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) employees in Charlottetown and across the country to outline a new investment that will result in more effective and timely service to Veterans and their families. …

Applications called for Sexual Misconduct Survivors Grant Program

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Ottawa – Improving access to support services across Canada for those who have been affected by sexual misconduct within the wider Defence community is a top priority for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre (SMSRC) launched its 2023-24 call for applications for the Community Support for Sexual …

Canada honours Indigenous soldiers in the Netherlands

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Ottawa – The full story of Canada’s long military history includes many contributions from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. They sacrificed so much to safeguard our peace and freedom—we owe it to them to ensure they get the recognition they deserve. Earlier this year, a group of Canadian, Indigenous and Dutch individuals created the Indigenous Legacy Project, a research and remembrance …

Funding Moncton community orgs to address systemic barriers faced by women

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Moncton – Gender equality depends on all people having the opportunity to participate fully in Canada’s economic, social, and political life. Removing the systemic barriers impeding women’s progress and advancement, while recognizing and addressing the diverse experiences of gender inequality across the country will ensure a better future for all Canadians. Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and …

Vandalism of Canadian National Vimy Memorial condemned

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Ottawa-Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement: “I was appalled to hear of the vandalism that took place at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. “As all Canadians know, this is a sacred place commemorating the sacrifice of the 60,000 Canadians who gave their lives in order to protect the freedoms …

Moncton to benefit from upgrades to deepen community connections

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Riverview – Canadian communities flourish when they have safe, welcoming public spaces where people can come together to connect, engage, and participate in recreational programs and activities. By investing in our infrastructure, we not only stimulate economies and create jobs – we build communities that attract people and businesses and make them want to stay. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of …

Over 110,000 repairs made to Veteran grave markers in Canada

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Vancouver – Canadian Veterans have served our country with bravery, honour and dignity. One of the important ways we honour them is by maintaining their gravesites in perpetuity. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced the successful completion of a five-year project to address needed repairs to Veteran grave markers maintained by Veterans …

5 Vancouver organizations receive support from Veterans Affairs Canada

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Minister Petitpas Taylor visits five Vancouver Veteran and Family Well-being Fund recipients Vancouver – Five organizations in the greater Vancouver area will receive a combined $1.45 million in support from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) to support mental health and wellness projects for Veterans and their families. Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and …