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Final Report Summary

Recipient: Légion Royale Canadienne filiale 10 (Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10)
Project: Développement physique et mental pour Vétérans
Province: Quebec
Period: Fiscal year 2018-2019
Funding: $16,763.36


Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. They offer support and services to help improve the lives of Veterans. The main goal of this initiative was to get Veterans out of isolation and to give them a chance to get back into good physical condition.

Project Goals:

The organization’s goals for this project were to:

  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of Veteran and family well-being using the determinants of health model.
  • Reinforce the non-profit sector’s ability to assist with issues specific to Veterans and their families, such as homelessness, careers and employment, and transition to life after service.
  • Encourage coordination of multiple players including agencies, institutions, associations and other levels of government.
  • Support new ideas to adapt existing programs or form new programs and services to meet the treatment and care needs of ill and injured Veterans.

The organization aimed to retain 70% of their participants throughout the life of the project.

Project Activities:

During the project, the group met three days a week. The Veterans were able to socialize during the sessions and also had the opportunity to discuss their daily challenges and worries.

Project Results:

The organization was able to retain over 70% of the 50 participants who had registered at the beginning of the program. In the end, the program was more popular than expected.

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