Special Committee on Veterans Affairs No. 43

Minutes and proceedings of the Special Committee on Veterans Affairs No. 43 of the House of Commons. The Committee worked on an act respecting loans to veterans in order to assist in their establishment in business and professionally following disarmament. It is noteworthy that the Committee also recommended the House of Commons to consider the creation of assistance, similar to that introduced for veterans, to be extended to former members of the Merchant Marine. 

The Reinstatement in Civil Employment Act

This Act from 1946 was passed by the Parliament of Canada with the purpose of providing the reinstatement in civil employment of discharged members of the Canadian forces and other individuals who mobilized during the Second World War. The Act intended to regulate the reintegration process of ex-members into civil society, in an attempt to make easier the transition of labour for a war economy into a post-conflict, peacetime economy. Social benefits and considerations like those needed for disabled veterans were also considered in the Act. 

War Veterans Allowance Act, 1952

Important Act regarding the different allowances for War Veterans and their dependants passed by Canadian Parliament in 1952. Both amendments and new considerations were included in this Act, adding a new and revised table of allowances according to various classes of recipients. 

War Veterans Allowances

This booklet provides a summary of the provisions found in several pieces of legislation affecting former and active members of the Canadian Forces. The War Veterans Allowance Act, the Civilian War Pensions and the Allowances Act are all summarized, in part or in whole in this booklet. Topics of interest to veterans and family members include eligibility, different allowances and possible rates of pay and general information. 

An Act to Amend the Pension Act

Policies and social attitudes change. This Act that was presented to Canadian Parliament on August 1946 aimed to address some amendments needed to the original Pension Act that had been enacted back in 1928, Although some of the changes that this document introduced were not substantial but rather in terms of style and writing, like for example the substitution of the term "World War I" for "Great War", some were more representative of societal changes in attitude.

War Veterans Allowances and The Assistance Fund

This booklet was published as a point of reference for veterans and others, such as widows and orphans, to determine eligibility to the War Veterans Allowance program first established by the Canadian Government in 1930. The booklet also outlines the main rules governing the payment of allowances and other generalities of the Act. 

An Act respecting Civilian War Pensions and Allowances

An Act passed by Parliament on the subject of Civilian War Pensions and Allowances, including compensations to Canadian merchant seamen, pensions for disability and death, detention allowances, and compensation for auxiliary services personnel. This Act is one of the many pieces of legislation passed in Canada to aid with the reconstruction of civilian life following the end of the Second World War. 

Employment of Canada's Disabled - Veterans and Others. Part 2: The Selective Placement Process

The second of a series, this booklet is the continuation of the efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide guidance in how to successfully integrate people with physical disabilities into the workplace, In particular, this booklet focuses on a technique developed to aid employers become more thoroughly familiarized with the physical requirements of the jobs that will be done by disabled Canadians, particularly veterans. The text explains degrees of capacity and measures that can be implemented to "open a vast new range of jobs to the disabled."

Employment of Canada's Disabled - Veterans and Others. Part 1: Basic Considerations

The first of a series, this booklet produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs with assistance from the Ministry of Labour, aimed to "foster an understanding of the question of physical disablement" as Canadian service personnel returned from overseas. Many disabled veterans faced adverse conditions when they attempted to return to civilian work.

Baker Hall Residence for War Blinded

Blinded soldiers returning home from service required specialized training and rehabilitation processes to accommodate their new circumstances. The Canadian National Institute for the Blind sought to provide these services through the establishment of training centres such as Baker Hall in Toronto. Courses in Braille and typewriting were offered as initial steps towards further education and employment.