Veterans Affairs Canada provides support through the Veterans and Family Well-Being Fund
MONTREAL, January 24, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Darrell SamsonParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside Francois ScarpaleggiaMNA for Lac-Saint-Louis, and Anju DhillonMember of Parliament for Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle, announced that Clinemetrica Inc., the Quebec Veterans Foundation and Morrow Consulting and Training Inc. have obtained funding through the Veterans and Family Well-Being Fund.
Clinemetrica Inc. will receive $500,000 to their Push Past the Pandemic Recovery program, an online health promotion program that supports the physical and mental health of female veterans and their family members.
The Quebec Veterans Foundation will receive $200,000 for the Veterans Program: a program that aims to reduce the rate of isolation and suicide among female Veterans by engaging various agencies to provide resources tailored to their unique needs.
Situated in DorvalMorrow Consulting and Training Inc. will receive $80,000 towards the ATHENA program which aims to improve the health and well-being of female veterans. Through personalized online coaching, each participant will learn how to alleviate long-term health issues. The program also provides accessible and affordable health and fitness training through Canada.
These recipients will use this funding for initiatives that improve the well-being of female Veterans and their families. This year, selected organizations are tackling issues affecting veterans and their families during the post-COVID-19 recovery period, such as homelessness, retraining, employment and health issues, while supporting veterans. equity-seeking groups such as women and LGBTQ2 veterans. This support is made possible through additional investments in the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund in Budget 2021.
Since 2018, the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund has provided financial support to private, public and academic organizations that strive to improve the lives of Veterans and their families through projects, initiatives and innovative research.
“The well-being of many veterans and their families has been profoundly affected by the pandemic. But thanks to the innovative initiatives of our community partners, veterans and their families are getting the support they need. We are proud to recognize the exceptional efforts of these organizations to support women veterans and provide them with the resources they need to undertake this vital work. »
Darrell SamsonParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense
“The government of Canada is committed to strengthening support for veterans. The Veterans and Family Well-Being Fund is an excellent example of this commitment. I am so happy that we can support these organizations that do so much to improve the lives of veterans and their families. »
Francois ScarpaleggiaMNA for Lac-Saint-Louis
“from Canada Veterans have proudly served our country, and we are honored to recognize their dedication by providing them with the support they need. Organizations in Montreal like Clinemetrica Inc., the Quebec Veterans Foundation and Morrow Consulting and Training Inc. will continue to play an important role in this work through the Veterans and Family Well-Being Fund. I’m glad they can help us, help the veterans. »
Anju DhillonMNA for Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle
“To date, the MissionVAV online health promotion program has proven to be very effective in encouraging Canadian veterans and their family members to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Participants improved their physical condition, lost weight, slept better and reduced stress. This new funding will allow us to develop a program specifically for female Veterans and their family members.
dr. Steven GroverPresident of Clinemetrica
“The main objective of our initiative is to recognise, identify and respond to the distinctive needs of female veterans so that they have access to an effective support system to allow them to live with dignity. Since the inauguration of the program in 2020, we have helped to raise awareness of several organizations that are committed to providing quality services and activities dedicated to veteran women. The support of Veterans Affairs Canada consolidates our achievements and will allow us to continue the development of the program throughout Quebec.”
Anne HurtubiseActing Executive Director, Quebec Veterans Foundation
“The Veteran and Family Wellbeing Fund grant will enable Dave Morrow PT to provide personalized, world-class fitness and health training to female CAF Veterans. Our mission is to fundamentally change the paradigm of veteran health. This grant will allow us to improve the health of over 100 CAF Veterans over the next 3 years.”
Audree Dufresnehead coach and creator of the ATHENA program, member of the CAF and athletic therapist
- The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund was first introduced in Budget 2017 and provides, at a minimum, $3 million annually.
- Since 2018, the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund has donated more than $25 million to help 66 organizations across the country improve the lives of veterans and their families.
- With new funding in Budget 2021, the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund will provide, at a minimum, $8 million one year until fiscal year 2023-24. These ongoing projects support veterans during the post-COVID 19 recovery period, including addressing issues of homelessness, retraining, employment, and health, as well as supporting women and LGBTQ2 veterans.
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, [email protected];Cameron McNeill, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, [email protected]