The Veterans Bill of Rights

Canada is a great country, due in no small part to the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve in the Canadian Forces.

The Veterans Bill of Rights is an expression of the rights Veterans have long identified as important. It is a comprehensive declaration of rights for all war-service Veterans, Veterans and serving members of the Canadian Forces (Regular and Reserve), members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, spouses, common-law partners, survivors and primary caregivers, other eligible dependents and family members, and other eligible clients.

The Veterans Bill of Rights was developed in consultation with Veterans’ organizations to strengthen our ability to respond quickly and fairly to the concerns of Veterans. It sets out the rights of Veterans and clients in accessing Veterans Affairs’ programs and services. It is a clear and concise statement that Veterans Affairs will continue to make sure every one of its clients is treated with respect, with dignity and with fairness.

Remembrance Day Events

We have added some interesting reading of the history of Passchendaele (facts sheet) and another one on Passchendaele 100 Years Later. Here

This Remembrance Week marks 100 years since this important battle (26 October – 10 November 1917), the Vimy Foundation would like to ensure Remembrance events include a special mention of Passchendaele.


Birth of a Nation, Vimy Ridge

Congrats!

Comrade Jack Magilton received his MSM – Meritorious Service Medal at Branch 137’s Honours and Awards and the picture can be viewed here

Remembrance Project

Our Branch was honoured to be included in a Remembrance Project in reference to World War I veterans who died giving the total sacrifice for our country. You can find the videos produced here 

Their web site states: Every year, Family and Children’s Services remembers a soldier from our community on Remembrance Day who fought and died for Canada. Our current project, Soldier of the Great War, commemorates soldiers who fought in the First World War. Please take a moment to remember these soldiers on November 11th. We encourage you to share this online so that the memory of who they were can live on.