The Canadian Virtual Hospice is receiving funding over three year period
WINNIPEG, May 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence visited the headquarters of The Canadian Virtual Hospice in Winnipeg on Tuesday.
The Canadian Virtual Hospice provides support and information about palliative and end-of-life care to a variety of stakeholders in Canada, including patients, their families, health professionals, researchers and educators via their web-based platform. The Canadian Virtual Hospice is working with Veterans Affairs Canada, grief experts, Veterans and their families to develop a series of online learning modules in both official languages that are tailored to the unique grief experience of Canadian Veterans (CAF and RCMP) and their families.
The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund provides grants and contributions to private, public or academic organizations to conduct research and implement initiatives and projects that support the well-being of Veterans and their families. The Canadian Virtual Hospice was amongst the first cohort of recipients.
Learn more about the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund at veterans.gc.ca/VFWB.
"The grief process is difficult for all Canadians, but can be a unique experience for Veterans and their Families. This is why it is so important to have services custom-made for them. I am impressed with the work the Canadian Virtual Hospice will do to help Veterans and their families navigate this sensitive period in their lives."
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
"We commend Veterans Affairs for making this innovative investment in the wellbeing of Veterans and their families. The loss of comrades, exposure to casualties, and transitioning to civilian life, are common situations that trigger grief reactions. The Canadian Virtual Hospice will translate this funding into accessible digital tools tailored to the grief-related needs of former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP and their families."
Shelly Cory, Executive Director, Canadian Virtual Hospice
- The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund supports research projects and innovative initiatives tailored to improve the well-being of Veterans and their families.
- In 2017, the Government of Canada announced an investment in the Veteran and Family Well‑Being Fund and Veterans Affairs Canada awarded $3 Million to recipients in 2018-2019.
- A second call for applications occurred from February 28th to March 29th, 2019. Veterans Affairs Canada is currently in the review process.
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
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