Ontario has expanded the Soldiers’ Aid Commission so Ontario Veterans of all ages and their families can access financial assistance if they are in need.
The Soldiers’ Aid Commission provides financial assistance to Ontario’s eligible Veterans and their families in financial need. The commission supplements support offered by the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada.
The commission reports to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services and is governed by the Soldiers’ Aid Commission Act, 2020 and regulations made under the act . The Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints the members of the commission. The Public Appointments Secretariat lists the appointed and vacant positions.
To be eligible to receive financial assistance from the Soldiers’ Aid Commission, you must:
- be a Veteran or their eligible family member
- be in financial need
- live in Ontario
A Veteran is a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces who has completed basic training and was released from service.
The following people are also Veterans:
- Any person who served in any armed force of Canada or any Allied Force during World War I or World War II.
- Any person who served in any armed force of Canada during World War II and who was stationed in Canada or the United States.
- Any person who served in the Merchant Navy in a theatre of war during World War II.
- Any person who served in any armed force of Canada or any Allied Force and who served in a theatre of operations during the Korean War.
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