Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and MP Anita Vandenbeld announce funding for The Vanier Institute of the Family 

News release

February 7, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario

Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean, toured the Vanier Institute of the Family and announced $58,525 in funding from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.

The Vanier Institute of the Family was selected as one of 21 organizations across the country to receive funding in 2018 from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund. The funding will help support the Institute’s Early Childhood Educators program, which works to increase military literacy amongst Early Learning and Child Care professionals so they are able to better support Veterans and their families.

Quotes

“Our Government’s top priority is the well-being of Canada’s Veterans and their families. The important work being done by The Vanier Institute of the Family in their Early Childhood Educators program is exactly what the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund is all about: fostering new and innovative ideas to better support Veterans and their families.”

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

“I am pleased to see such great work coming from local organizations in helping to serve Veterans and their families. Veterans in Ottawa West—Nepean, and across the country, will be better served by our Government’s support for initiatives like this, and we will continue to ensure Veterans get the care and support they deserve.”

Anita Vandenbeld, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—West Nepean

Quick facts

  • The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund is part of the new supports and benefits in Budget 2017 that are focused on improving the well-being of Veterans and their families.

  • The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund will distribute $3 million annually to organizations across Canada.

  • The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund is a resource for organizations focusing or working on research, or initiatives and projects tailored to improve the well-being of Veterans and their families. 

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Contacts

Alex Wellstead
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
Alex.Wellstead@Canada.ca

Media Relations
Veterans Affairs Canada
613-992-7468
vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca


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