Accomplishments

Accomplishments

VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA
SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED US

Budget 2016

Reopening offices

  • 9 Veterans Affairs offices
  • +1 New office in Surrey, BC
  • Outreach to Veterans in northern communities

Hired > 400

  • new frontline and support employees

Broad Consultation

Since April 2016

  • 6 Stakeholder Advisory Groups
  • Ongoing stakeholder summits
  • Online "have your say" feedback tool

More money in Veterans’ pockets

  • $5.6 B additional financial benefits including:
  • Disability Award increase to $360,000
  • Earnings Loss Benefit increase from 75% to 90% of pre-release salary

Mental Health

Funding for new Nova Scotia MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC to help Veterans and their families cope with PTSD

  • 11 operational stress injury (OSI) clinics across the country and
  • online support
  • +1 PTSD Coach Canada
  • +1 OSI Connect

Commemoration

  • Easier access to funds for dignified funeral and burial
  • Funds for new community war memorials
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