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Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund

If you are an organization that works to create new and innovative ways to improve the well-being of Canadian Veterans and their families, the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund may offer the support you need to get started. The 2021 call for applications will run until 8 February.

About this program

The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund provides grants and contributions to private, public or academic organizations to conduct research and implement initiatives and projects that support the well-being of Veterans and their families.

  • Grants: up to $250,000 per fiscal year
  • Contributions: up to $1 million per fiscal year

If your research, project or initiative will have a positive and lasting impact on the Veteran community, apply now. The fund could support a wide range of projects, such as suicide prevention research, an initiative that helps homeless Veterans find housing, or any innovative projects that contribute to the well-being of Veterans and their families. Whatever it may be, we encourage you to share your idea and submit an online application to the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.


Do you qualify?

To qualify, you must be a:

  • Non-profit organization; or
  • For-profit organization (provided that the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives);
  • Research organizations/institute;
  • Educational institution;
  • Public health and social services institution; or
  • Indigenous organization.

Please read the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund Guidelines before submitting your application.


How to apply

Apply online

The 2021 call for applications for the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund is open until 8 February 2021. You can find the application here.

Please note: This program supports initiatives that support the well-being of Veterans as defined by Veterans Affairs Canada. Visit our website for the full definition of a Veteran.

If you have any questions about the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund, please contact: vac.veteraninnovation.acc@canada.ca.


Funding Recipients

Meet the organizations that received funding from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund in 2019.


Additional information

Related programs

OSSIS family support - A peer support network for CAF members, Veterans and their families experiencing an operational stress injury (OSI).

Military Family Resource Centre


Frequently asked questions

Is this a benefit Veterans can apply for?

No. This fund is intended for organizations, not individuals.

How much funding can an organization apply for?

Veterans Affairs Canada may award grants up to a maximum of $250,000 per fiscal year, and contributions up to a maximum of $1 million per fiscal year, for a maximum of five years. However, Veterans Affairs Canada encourages organizations to apply for the amount of funding that their research, project or initiative requires, and not the maximum amount available.


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