MP Sheehan Commends Veterans Affairs Canada announcement of $20 million to support Veterans Organizations

Poppy Day 2020

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced $20 million in new funding to create a temporary Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund. This will provide financial support to Veterans organizations who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who are in need of immediate support.

The global pandemic has had an impact on Veterans, their families, and the organizations that serve them. Many of these organizations are experiencing financial hardship and find themselves at risk of closure, which has complicated their ability to provide services to Veterans.

The $20 million will be provided in the form of grants to non-profit and charitable Veterans organizations, including The Royal Canadian Legion ($14 million), ANAVETS ($1 million), True Patriot Love ($1.5 million) and VETS Canada ($850,000) to cover a portion of their operating expenditures. These payments will all be made before the end of the year.

Additionally, an application process is now open for the remainder of this fund so that additional Veterans organizations affected by COVID-19 may access support.


  1. This Gov’t doesn’t care about our veterans at all, or old stock canadians, or young Male canadians of old stock canadians, patriotic canadians, or anyone who doesn’t go with the narrative the MSM is pushing that they pay for!!!!!!

  2. “Emergency Support Fund”???
    Just review our damn cases! Stop nickle & diming us, we know you don’t care!
    Since Trudeau took over the backlog of cases has grown to tens of thousands of cases behind.
    You reduced veteran disability awards by 18.4%
    You reduced career transition services by 89.3%
    You’ve played games of semantics adjusting and redefining pensions so no veterans even know what’s happening anymore.
    Trudeau was even so callous as to tell a veteran who lost both his legs in battle that he’s asking for more than the government can give.

    Putting on a poppy and covering your heart is nothing more than a hollow attempt at a photo op, your government turned their back on us.

    You may have forgotten what we’ve done but we won’t forget what you’ve done.

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