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A Candlelight Tribute to Our Veterans

A Candlelight Tribute to Our Veterans

The year 2020 was challenging in many ways, but virtual ceremonies like this Candlelight Tribute to Our Veterans was a safe way to show we will remember.

Launch of the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans

Launch of the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans

This non-profit organization will lead Canada in Veteran-first chronic pain research.

Research on Second World War fallen Arthur Malcom Jones

Research on Second World War fallen Arthur Malcom Jones

Research project on Arthur Malcom Jones, by a former student guide at Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel, filmed to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Research on Second World War fallen Arthur Joseph Martin

Research on Second World War fallen Arthur Joseph Martin

Research project on Arthur Joseph Martin, by a former student guide at Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel, filmed to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Research on Second World War fallen James Walter Walford

Research on Second World War fallen James Walter Walford

Research project on James Walter Walford, by a former student guide at Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel, filmed to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

From the early days of Canada’s Nursing Sisters serving during the South African War and First World War, Canadian women have been serving in Canada’s military with pride for more than a century. Their impressive achievements still echo today and inspire those who continue the pursuit for gender equality. #becauseofyou #IWD2020 http://ow.ly/avIo50yEGBu

The new Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans

The new Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans

Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced the Office of Women and LGBTQ2 Veterans at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). The idea for the Office stems from discussions held during the first ever annual Women’s Veterans Forum held in Charlottetown last year. Since then, the Department has had numerous conversations with Veterans and stakeholders to identify barriers specific to women and LGBTQ2 Veterans and their families. We know from these discussions that the specific needs of women and LGBTQ2 Veterans have not been properly addressed, and that more needs to be done to understand and support these individuals. Veterans have diverse lived experiences and different service-related needs. The office aims to identify these needs and work with Veteran communities, partners and other federal departments and agencies to help ensure fair access to treatment and services based on these needs. We are committed to ongoing dialogue with various stakeholder groups to share, learn and work collaboratively to address barriers for Veterans, regardless of their biological sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or other identity factors. We will continue to help influence research, develop ideas and solutions to challenges, and promote strong collaboration among Veterans and stakeholder groups. Women and LGBTQ2 service members have represented Canada in uniform for more than a century. This office will help the Department fulfill its responsibility to provide all Veterans the care and support they deserve. There is much to be done, but the work of the new office and discussions with women and LGBTQ2 Veterans will help to positively shape the future of our Department. The second Women Veterans Forum will be held during the spring of 2020 and details will be released shortly.

Remembrance Day 2019

Remembrance Day 2019

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. How will you remember those who have served and died for our country? #CanadaRemembers Remembrance Day is a special time to stop and remember those who have served and died for our country over the years. The nation pauses at 11:00 a.m. for two solemn minutes of silence to honour those who gave their all. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first Remembrance Day (originally called Armistice Day) in the aftermath of the First World War. Are you going to attend a local ceremony or event today? Learn more: http://ow.ly/tjSZ30pRs4e

That’s a wrap on our Journey Across Canada!

That’s a wrap on our Journey Across Canada!

That’s a wrap on our Journey Across Canada! The combat boots began their train journey in Vancouver and travelled over 5000 km to 17 different communities from coast to coast ending in Halifax, where many soldiers sailed across the Atlantic to join our Allies bravely fighting for freedom in Europe. Thank you to everyone who joined us along the way and helped commemorate the Canadians who sacrificed so much to defend peace and freedom during the Second World War. Canadian Armed Forces Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites Union Station VIA Rail Canada The North Shore New Brunswick Regiment Canadian War Museum Jasper National Park Halifax Citadel VIA Rail-Halifax Via Rail - Winnipeg. Gare du Palais Queen Charlotte Armoury Jefferson Armoury Railway Society of Newfoundland Museum VIA Rail Pacific Central Station Via Rail - Kingston Point Pleasant Park WillowPark Parks Canada Canadian Armed Forces Operations

Family Means Everything

Family Means Everything

Family means everything to Rob, hear what his wife and son have to say about him and his Warrior Games journey. #DODwarriorgames2019 #SoldierOn #AdaptOvercome Soldier On / Sans Limites

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is celebrated each year on 21 June. Indigenous people in Canada have reason to be proud of their long tradition of military service and today, we celebrate their unique heritage and diverse cultures across the country. Learn more: Indigenous Veterans

Mr. Bill Anderson - Normandy

Mr. Bill Anderson - Normandy

Bill Anderson landed in Normandy in June 1944 as part of the 4th Canadian (Armoured) Division. In June, Mr. Anderson returned to @JunoBeachCentre as part of our #DDay75 delegation and he reflects on what it was like to be back in France 75 years later. #CanadaRemembers.

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