Veterans Affairs Canada Funding: Guide for Business Owners

This guide for business owners covers current Veterans Affairs Canada funding programs, including grants and contributions for entrepreneurs.

This is our dedicated “hub” page for Veterans Affairs Canada funding programs. We’ll continuously update this page to reflect changes in programs – so bookmark this page and check back often for updates!

Veterans Affairs Canada Mandate

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. To achieve this mandate, the Department focuses on its four main roles:

  • Provide leadership as a champion of Veterans, and administer and coordinate needed benefits and services; whether through the Government of Canada or in partnership with provincial and community programs and non-governmental organizations.
  • Help Veterans access the supports and services they need, from all levels of government and the community at large, and maintain a leadership role in the care and support of all Veterans and their families.
  • Listen to the suggestions of Veterans, their representatives and stakeholders to guide work and research, and strive to design and deliver programs that meet the modern and changing needs of Veterans and their families.
  • Engage Canadians of all ages in paying tribute to Veterans and those who died in service, ensuring that the legacy of their tremendous contributions to peace and freedom is preserved for generations to come.

Veterans Affairs Canada fulfills its mandate and role through the delivery of programs such as disability benefits, financial benefits, rehabilitation, pension advocacy, education, and training supports. The Department also works to commemorate the achievements and sacrifices of Canadians during periods of war, military conflict and peace.

Veterans Affairs Canada Priorities

The Department’s main priorities for 2022-2023 include:

  • Service Excellence,
  • Modernization, and
  • Care for their People.

You can learn about Veterans Affairs Canada’s priorities by reading its 2022-2023 Departmental Plan.

Types of Funding Veterans Affairs Canada Offers

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers grants and contributions for for-profit organizations undertaking commemorative initiatives or supporting the well-being of Veterans and their families. Funding is provided as long as the nature and intent of the activity is non-commercial, not intended to generate profit, and supports program priorities and objectives.

Veterans Affairs Canada Funding Programs

Below are links to the Department’s specific programs:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Contact

Toll-free: 1-866-522-2122
TDD/TTY: 1-833-921-0071

Click here for a list of all Veterans Affairs Canadaoffices.

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