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The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) 

| Veterans Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) is an innovative organization that engages existing academic research resources and facilitates the development of new research, research capacity and effective knowledge translation.


Dieppe 75

| Veterans Affairs Canada | backgrounders

To mark the 75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, Veterans Affairs Canada invites the media to share the stories of service and sacrifice from the Dieppe Raid.


75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid - Montréal Event

| Veterans Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Dieppe Raid began before dawn on August 19, 1942. The operation was intended to test German defences, practise Allied assault techniques, force the enemy to divert military resources from the Eastern Front and acquire valuable intelligence. Supported by British and American commandos, almost 5,000 Canadian soldiers took part in the attack on the occupied French port of Dieppe. Sadly, it would prove to be the bloodiest single day of the entire Second World War for Canada and more than 3,350 of our soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner.


Invictus Games Toronto 2017

| Veterans Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Invictus Games were created by His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales (Prince Harry) after a visit to the US Warrior Games in 2013, and from personal experiences he had during the Afghanistan War.


Nova Scotia Justice Outreach Initiative

| Veterans Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative in Nova Scotia is presently focused on alternatives to traditional court proceedings, such as Mental Health Courts, where applicable. This program is modelled after a successful program that has been operating in the United States since 2009. The program incorporates the Veterans military experience into decisions regarding Veterans in conflict with the law and promotes and facilitates referrals to Mental Health Courts.


Performances

| Veterans Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The story of Canada’s experience in the First World War told through drama, musical performances and commemorative elements


Disability Award Increase

| Veterans Affairs Canada | backgrounders

The Disability Award provides injured Canadian Armed Forces members or Veterans with a one-time, tax-free payment for the pain and suffering associated with an injury or illness resulting from military service.


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