The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today announced that Robert Malo will join the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, which provides Veterans, Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) members, and their families, with an independent avenue of appeal for disability benefit decisions made by Veterans Affairs Canada.
On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans, today honoured the brave Canadians who fought in the Battle of Hong Kong, during a wreath laying ceremony at the "C" Force Memorial Wall in Ottawa.
On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans will attend a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong.
The Government will open a new operational stress injury clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the fall of 2015. In addition, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is expanding satellite services in nine locations throughout the country. There will be an investment of $18.1 million over six years, and the remainder will be provided over the life of the program.
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Canadian Veterans of the Italian Campaign took part in a live video chat from Rimini, Italy, with students at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Montréal.
The Government of Canada is investing $970K* over six years, and $150K ongoing annually, to develop and implement a Canadian Veteran-specific version of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training across the country for Veterans and their families.
The Government of Canada will invest $15.8 million in a four-year pilot project to provide medically releasing Veterans and their families with access to the Military Family Support Program (MFSP). Up to 1,200 medically releasing Veterans and their families may take part in the pilot.