Other Services

Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families

We work with Veterans, Families, service providers and researchers to bridge the divide between research and practice so Veterans and their Families can get the best possible mental health care and supports. https://atlasveterans.ca/

The Royal Canadian Legion

Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization, helping Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and their families get the care and support they deserve. http://www.legion.ca

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada’s mandate is to support the well-being of Veterans and their families, and to promote recognition and remembrance of the achievements and sacrifices of those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

Veterans Ombudsman

We work to ensure that veterans and their families are treated fairly and have access to the programs and services that contribute to their wellbeing. We also study and recommend ways to make these programs better.
If you are a serving CAF member, RCMP member, Veteran, family member or representative and you feel you have been treated unfairly by Veterans Affairs Canada, or you would like information about programs and services that may help, the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman is here to help. https://www.veterans-ombudsman.gc.ca/eng

Salute! Proudly Serving Canada’s Veteran Community

The electronic newsletter of Veterans Affairs Canada. www.veterans.gc.ca/salute

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon serves communities by mobilizing veterans to continue their service, leveraging their skills and experience to help people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. https://team-rubicon.ca

The Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS)

To unite fraternally, persons who have served in Her Majesty’s armed forces or any auxiliary force thereof or in the armed forces or any auxiliary force of any nation allied to the British Commonwealth of Nations engaged in an active combat zone and persons who support the purposes and objects of the Association, which Association shall be a non-partisan and non sectarian body for the purpose of good fellowship, mutual improvement and assistance, and patriotic endeavor and service to Canada and the British Commonwealth of Nations. http://anavets.ca/

Canadian Military Family Magazine

An Independent media source for the Canadian military community. http://cmfmag.ca/

Canadian Corps of Commissionaires

To promote the cause of Commissionaires by the creation of meaningful employment opportunities for former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians. http://www.commissionaires.ca/en/national/home

True Patriot Love Foundation

True Patriot Love is a national charity that supports military families, funds community-based programs, and contributes to the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research. Our mission is to inspire every Canadian to contribute to the resilience and well-being of our military, Veterans and their families. http://truepatriotlove.com/

National Association of Federal Retirees

The National Association of Federal Retirees (Federal Retirees) is the largest national advocacy organization representing active and retired members of the federal public service, Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and retired federally appointed judges, as well as their partners and survivors. https://www.federalretirees.ca/en

BMO: New Exclusive Offers for the Canadian Defence Community

BMO Bank of Montreal is proud to be the official bank of the Canadian Defence Community, in partnership with Canadian Defence Community Banking (CDCB). Go to this link for CDCB program benefits. https://www.bmo.com/main/personal/canadian-defence-community-banking

Project Enlist

The goal of Project Enlist is to serve as a catalyst for critical research on traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans. TBI due to improvised explosive devices (IED) and other military service-related causes is a significant problem for our active military and veteran community. https://www.projectenlist.ca/

The Military Employment Transition (MET) Program

The Military Employment Transition (MET) Program is an initiative developed to assist Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members, Reservists, Veterans and Military Spouses who are seeking to find jobs in the civilian workforce. The program serves as a bridge between the CAF and Agelic’s “Military Friendly Employer Partners”. https://Agilec.ca

Military Spouse Employment Initiative

The Military Spouse Employment Initiative (MSEI) provides military spouses and common-law partners with tools and resources to develop their skills and pursue their careers within the federal Public Service. The initiative aims to provide employment opportunities through inventories, pools, and other staffing options. https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/job-opportunities/civilian-jobs/civilian-job-opportunities/military-spouse-employment-initiative.html

NATO Veterans Organization of Canada

Our Mission: It’s quite simple and focused: To speak for all veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces in order that they receive the support they deserve from their country. http://www.natoveterans.org/

Québec Veterans Foundation

Because we believe that all the men and women who served their country should be proud of their accomplishments, and should be able, as civilians, to continue to actively contribute to their community, and to live comfortably and with dignity. http://deretourenforce.ca/en/

Prince’s Trust Canada Operation Entrepreneur

Prince’s Trust Canada Operation Entrepreneur is a national program for transitioning Canadian Armed Forces members interested in starting their own business. We offer the education, tools and resources needed to succeed as an entrepreneur. https://www.princesoperationentrepreneur.ca/

Helmets to Hardhats Canada® (H2H)

H2H has been incorporated in Canada as a Not for Profit Organization. It is similar to its sister H2H program in the United States, but is designed to provide an opportunity in Canada for anyone who has served (or is currently serving and looking to transition to a civilian career) in either the Regular or Reserve Force Components of the Canadian Forces. The program offers the required apprenticeship training to achieve journey person status in any of the applicable trades within the building and construction industry. http://www.helmetstohardhats.ca/en/home.htm

Caregivers’ Brigade

The Caregivers’ Brigade™ is made up of spouses of ill and injured Serving Military Members and Veterans who have located resources to assist and benefit other families. We are consultants for Caregivers of RCMP and CAF members, whether serving or released. We work with existing departments and organizations for the benefit of families of the ill and injured. Our volunteers would be happy to assist you in finding the appropriate resources for your family. http://canadianfamilies.wixsite.com/caregivers-brigade

Honour House

Honour House Society is a refuge, a “home away from home” for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area. https://honourhouse.ca/

Landing Strong

Landing Strong is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting military members, veterans and first responders who are experiencing the effects of operational stress injuries. https://landingstrong.com/

Valour Place

Valour Place is a temporary home away from home for all Canadian Forces members, RCMP, Families of the Fallen, Veterans and First Responders along with their families who require medical treatment in Edmonton and live outside the city/area. http://valourplace.ca/

Homes for Heroes Foundation

The Homes for Heroes Foundation is a program that will assist with the re-integration of military veterans into civilian life. Homes for Heroes has been designed to help those who were willing to give their all to protect us and maintain our freedoms, get back to a place where they feel supported and engaged in their community. https://homesforheroesfoundation.ca/

Veterans Emergency Transition Services

Working within the community, VETS Canada members attempt to move veterans from the streets or shelters into affordable housing (if available). They also connect the veterans with needed health care, help them access benefits and services from other organizations, and support them in finding suitable employment. http://vetscanada.org/

VeteranVoice.info – Veterans’ Access to Information

VeteranVoice.info (VVi) exists to help keep all veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members, soldiers, sailors, air personnel, and their families informed. Veterans, current and future, should not rely solely on the word of official institutions, including the federal government. Veterans, serving members and their families must be forewarned of any such actions that may jeopardize the hard-earned rights of veterans and to allow for appropriate counter-steps and initiatives to safe guard and enhance those rights. http://www.veteranvoice.info/

Soldiers Helping Soldiers

Soldiers Helping Soldiers (SHS) is a volunteer activity, developed through the initiative of serving personnel, which seeks to connect homeless veterans and/or veterans or serving members not yet, but on a trajectory to be, homeless with the services and benefits to which they are entitled. http://shs-ncr.org/

Veterans Food Drive

Since 2007, the Canadian Legacy Project has presented the Annual Veterans Food Drive in support of the Veterans Food Bank and the Calgary Poppy Fund. The support we’ve received from the Calgary community has been amazing and we’ve successfully filled two warehouses with food at the Calgary Veterans Food Bank annually, which equates to roughly $300,000 in food donations. As a part of this fundraising initiative we also receive cash donations which are used to purchase Calgary Co-Op food cards which veterans can use to purchase fresh produce, meats, and pharmaceutical products. https://veteransassociationfoodbank.ca/

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem, experiencing the worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. Just like physical first aid is provided until medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate support is found or until the crisis is resolved. http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/en

Wounded Warriors Canada

Mission – To honour and support Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. https://woundedwarriors.ca/

Guitars for Vets

A program that matches guitar instructors with veterans with PTSD or other disabilities who want to learn to play the guitar. Putting the healing power of music in the hands of heroes. http://vetscanada.org/guitars-for-vets.php

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada: Helping military veterans heal through fly fishing, fly tying and fellowship

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Canada seeks to bring a high-quality fly fishing and fly-tying program to Veteran members of the Canadian Military Services. These veterans are clearly in need of rehabilitation and healing as a result of their service. Our Programs are available as well to First Responder personnel across the Canadian Police and Health Care systems. https://projecthealingwaters.org/

Soldier On

Soldier On is a Canadian Armed Forces program that supports serving and retired members to overcome mental health or physical illness or injury through sport and physical activity by re-introducing members to an active lifestyle and provides them with opportunities to develop new skills, build confidence in their abilities and meet peers with similar challenges. https://www.soldieron.ca/

The Invictus Games Foundation

The Invictus Games Foundation has been established to pursue and develop the legacy of the Invictus Games, Prince Harry’s sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/

The Last Post Fund

The Last Post Fund’s mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at time of death. https://www.lastpostfund.ca/

Quilts of Valour – Canada Society

Our mission as a Society is to ensure that all Canadian military members, past and present who are ill or injured as a result of their service and sacrifice to our country, are recognized and honoured with a Quilt of Valour. https://www.quiltsofvalour.ca/

Healing Rhythms for Veterans

Our mission is to provide group support and peer-mentoring through music instruction for Military Veterans (Regular and Reserve; All branches), First Responders (Fire, Police, EMT/Medical) and their families living with mental wellness issues. https://www.healingrhythms4vets.com/index.html

Rob Cosman’s Purple Heart Project Mission

Our mission is to share the joy and peace obtained through the craftmanship of hand tool woodworking with the world. We do this my designing and making fine hand tools, delivering quality instruction and encouraging excellence. https://robcosman.com/

Coding for Veterans

Coding for Veterans helps Canada’s military veterans to retrain and reskill for jobs in Canada’s tech sector. If there is a “secret sauce,” it’s our personal approach. We help Canada’s war heroes to retrain in one of two programs: 1) Software Development; and 2) Cyber Security. https://www.codingforveterans.com/

Veterans Transition Network

The Veterans Transition Network is the only Canadian charity delivering mental health services specifically for Veterans from coast to coast.  Since its inception, the Veterans Transition Program (VTP) has maintained the belief that soldiers are best served by other soldiers.  Many veterans fear the consequences an operational-stress injury could have on their military record and future career prospects.  Thus, it was important to ensure in the expansion of the VTP that this confidentiality was protected, and that though grants were sought to enable the growth of the program. https://vtncanada.org/

Veterans Legal Assistance Foundation

Our  mission is to provide financial support to Canadian veterans, so they can pursue disability claims and other legal cases that will broadly benefit fellow veterans nationally. https://veteranslegalassistance.ca/


Are you a Canadian Armed Forces Veteran who misses the action?  Keen to keep serving your country using new skills?  The Canadian Government has tasked Ernst & Young and WithYouWithMe (WYWM) to support it’s internal cyber capability.
WYWM is providing Canadian Military Veterans free transition, training and support to start a career in technology post military service.  The program will validate the demand for Canadian military members to start technology careers and to roll them into Government tech roles. https://www.withyouwithme.com/canada/rise-for-canada

Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS)

We provide a national peer support network for Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families who are experiencing an Operational Stress Injury (OSI). Our services can be a complement to other mental health and family support services. https://www.cafconnection.ca/National/Programs-Services/Mental-Health/Operational-Stress-Injury-Social-Support.aspx

Warrior Adventures Canada

Warrior Adventures Canada provides therapeutic adventure programs to veterans and first responders suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health disorders. Outdoor adventures including activities in white water canoeing, rock climbing, and backpacking. https://warrioradventures.ca/


THE PEPPER POD Inc. is a retreat centre for women veterans in the heart of Old Chelsea, Quebec, 15 minutes from Ottawa. It is committed to developing a strong network for women veterans, soon-to-be veterans, and spouses of military members as well as the RCMP. https://pepperpod.ca/en/


211 is Canada’s primary source of information for government and community-based, non-clinical health and social services. The free and confidential service can be accessed 24 hours a day, in more than 150 languages, by phone, chat, text, and web. 211 helps connect people to the right information and services, making their pathway to care and resources a guided and trusted one. 211 is available by phone, chat, website, and text in different regions – dial 2-1-1 to connect to community services. https://211.ca/#/

Veteran’s House Canada: Helping Homeless Veterans

Veterans’ House Canada has launched the $25M Helping Homeless Veterans Campaign. Our goal is to build 4 more permanent residences, with supportive programs, to assist a significant proportion of the 3,000 – 5,000 homeless veterans in need across Canada. The first building opened on February 1st, 2021 in Ottawa. Based on need and local support, cities under consideration include Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.  https://www.veteranshousecanada.ca/

Together We Stand

Together We Stand is a non-for-profit, foundation that offers unique programming, services, and support to Canada’s brave and resilient military families.  https://twsfoundation.ca/