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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Youth Council Launches National Campaign to Educate and Support Indigenous Youth Impacted by COVID-19

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Youth Council Launches National Campaign to Educate and Support Indigenous Youth Impacted by COVID-19
Ottawa  – Today, the National Youth Council (NYC) of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) launched a campaign geared towards educating the public and supporting Indigenous youth across the country who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. The launch included a new website, www.capyouth.ca. “Young Indigenous peoples in Canada, particularly those living off-reserve, have seen major negative impacts as a result of this... Read More

Legion responds to Office of the Veterans Ombudsman report

Legion responds to Office of the Veterans Ombudsman report
Ottawa – “The Royal Canadian Legion supports all recommendations released in the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman’s report. Of particular note, we ask Veterans Affairs Canada to push for legislative and financial changes to ensure that family members including former spouses, survivors and dependent children, can access federally funded mental health care when their illness is related to the conditions... Read More

Canadian Police Services Launch National Methamphetamine Public Awareness Campaign

Canadian Police Services Launch National Methamphetamine Public Awareness Campaign
Orillia – January is Crime Stoppers Month in Canada and the theme for 2021 is “Helping All Communities Stay Safe”. In support of this theme, Crime Stoppers Canada, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and police services across Canada are launching a national public awareness campaign over the next several months to help educate the public about the... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on the loss of a Canadian Armed Forces member

Statement by the Prime Minister on the loss of a Canadian Armed Forces member
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the loss of a Canadian Armed Forces member deployed with HMCS Winnipeg: “Today, with the call to end the search and rescue mission, all Canadians mourn the loss of Master Sailor (MS) Duane Earle in Monday’s tragic accident aboard HMCS Winnipeg. “For over 30 years, MS Earle selflessly answered the... Read More

Canada and Ontario Invest in Affordable Senior Housing in Brockville on Former BGH/St. Vincent Property

Canada and Ontario Invest in Affordable Senior Housing in Brockville on Former BGH/St. Vincent Property
BROCKVILLE – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, together announced $2 million in joint funding to help create new affordable housing in the city of Brockville. This investment will ensure more seniors... Read More

CP Holiday Train goes virtual with ‘Holiday Train at Home’ concert for 2020

CP Holiday Train goes virtual with ‘Holiday Train at Home’ concert for 2020
Serena Ryder, The Trews to headline a star-studded concert CALGARY – Serena Ryder and The Trews will headline CP‘s 2020 “Holiday Train at Home” concert, which will stream on CP‘s Facebook page on Dec. 12. The event will raise money and awareness and help local food banks collect much-needed donations. The Dec. 12 concert, scheduled for 6 p.m. MT/8 p.m. ET, will also feature... Read More

The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Veterans Affairs Canada aid package

The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Veterans Affairs Canada aid package
OTTAWA – The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to learn that a new aid package will make millions of dollars available to support struggling Branches across the country with their operational costs. The Legion will receive $14 million of a $20 million dollar total aid package for Veteran organizations. The package was approved earlier this fall through Bill C-4. “This has... Read More

Statement by the Prime Minister on Veterans’ Week

Statement by the Prime Minister on Veterans’ Week
Ottawa – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Veterans’ Week, which runs from November 5 to 11, 2020: “Today, as we mark the beginning of Veterans’ Week, we honour those who have served, and continue to serve, for our country. We thank the hundreds of thousands of Canadian veterans who have fought and risked everything to secure... Read More

Royal Canadian Legion Introduces “Pay Tribute” Tap-enabled Poppy Donation Boxes This Year

Royal Canadian Legion Introduces “Pay Tribute” Tap-enabled Poppy Donation Boxes This Year
To honour Veterans and those who sacrificed their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy today, Canadians from coast to coast will proudly wear their poppies during the run up to Remembrance Day, as they have done for decades. This year, the Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with HSBC Bank Canada to make it safe, secure, and easier than ever... Read More

Canada one-step closer to zero plastic waste by 2030

Canada one-step closer to zero plastic waste by 2030
Comprehensive plan includes banning harmful single-use plastic items like bags and straws Gatineau, Quebec – Plastic is polluting our rivers, lakes, and oceans, harming wildlife, and generating microplastics in the water we use and drink. Every year, Canadians throw away 3 million tonnes of plastic waste, only 9%of which is recycled, meaning the vast majority of plastics end up in... Read More