Last month Veteran Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) was awarded $840,000 from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund to support its operations.
The funds will be used to support the A Beacon of Hope program, which aids homeless veterans.
“This funding will provide a significant boost to our efforts to change the lives of Veterans in crisis. VETS Canada is dedicated to Veterans and their families. They are the reason we do what we do,” said Debbie and Jim Lowther, VETS Canada in a joint statement.
The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund supports research projects and innovative initiatives that benefit the veteran community.
In the 2018-2019 year, Veterans Affairs Canada awarded $3 million to recipients.
“Our government is proud to support VETS Canada and their A Beacon of Hope program, which connects homeless Veterans with fellow Veterans and helps them get back on their feet. This is exactly what our Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund is all about: innovative projects that help to make life better for Canada’s Veterans,” said Lawrence MacAulay, minister of veterans affairs and associate minister of national defence.