Being a veteran and trying to shift back to a “normal” society can be challenging without adequate support. Here are some organizations to make that transition a little easier by supporting Canadian veterans.
Helmets to Hardhats (H2H)
H2H is a Canadian registered non-profit organization to support veterans. For those looking to transition themselves into a skilled trade like technicians or engineers, H2H provides resources to do so. Not only that, but they can also be converted to job opportunities and recognized with a Red Seal certification.
The Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada is a non-profit charity that support homeless and at-risk veterans with essential needs. Their team of over 1400 volunteers has helped more than 4500 veterans, with over 900 of them being safely homed since 2010.
The notion behind this organization has always been to ensure members feel safe, supported, and understood. Through therapy and clinical assistance, this organization uses innovative programs to offer better care to veterans, first responders, and their families. Volunteers can also support through fundraisers and donations to this great mental health service provider.
This Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) program provides opportunities to its members and veterans through activities. To those that are ill and injured, the organization offers resources to participate in sport, recreational, and creative activities. The goal for Soldier On is to provide a better quality of life for CAF members, making this a fundamental part of the Department of National Defence.
Support Our Troops
As another branch to support the CAF, Support Our Troops assists these members and their families with financial aid. Their grants and programs are often supported through donations, community events, and fundraising. Established in 2007, their objective has always been to show care, compassion, and support for members/veterans that serve.
For Remembrance Day, we wish to honour and thank the brave souls that fought for Canada. The team at AEG is thankful for the sacrifices made to establish peace and freedom for Canadians.