Veterans Programs

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. 

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. 

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. 

Getting a head-start on peace

Long before the Second World War was won, Canadians in uniform could take advantage of educational courses that might point them towards postwar employment.

Summer courses.pdf (26.45 MB)

To all who served

Part of the Veterans Charter that emerged from the Second World War was low-cost life insurance for veterans and their families - as explained in this short booklet.

What's Ahead.pdf (45.09 MB)

A tailor looks for work

To assist ex-soldiers in finding work, the federal government provided introduction cards to be given to prospective employers. Henry Royle of Vancouver was interested in resuming his prewar trade: tailoring.

Returned Soldier's Handbook

This booklet told soldiers what to expect as they returned home to Canada, including what travel arrangements and services were available to veterans.

Vocational Training on Civvy Street

The Canadian government provided grants, training classes, and apprenticeships to help returning soldiers get a job in civilian life. Pamphlets like this one told veterans of all of the opportunities available.

To Civvy Street: The Common-Sense of Re-Establishment

Canada's Re-Establishment Program offered many programs to help returning soldiers reintegrate into civilian life, through grants, vocational training, education, and help starting a new job.