Veteran Community Consultation / Consultation Auprès de la Communauté des Vétérans

(Le français suit)

Dear Stakeholders and Advisory Group members,

Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) has launched an online consultation to learn how we can better communicate with and reach out to former Canadian Armed Forces members and their families. The Veteran Community Consultation is geared toward Veterans who do not currently receive benefits and services from VAC.

We are requesting your help in spreading the word to your members and networks so that we can hear from as many Veterans as possible in this consultation.

It is important that all former military members are aware of the benefits and services that VAC offers, and how to access those supports, even years after release. The findings of this consultation will help us improve the way we communicate with Veterans to better meet your needs.

Please encourage Veterans in your networks to participate, by sharing the link with your membership list or including it in your next newsletter. A poster is also available that we can send you by email to post in your gathering space. If your organization is active on social media, please consider sharing our Facebook and Twitter posts about this consultation with your own networks.

The online consultation will run until the end of March. In-person discussion groups will be organized in communities across Canada this spring.

Visit www.veteranconsultation.ca to participate in the consultation.

If you have any questions, please contact vac.consultation-consultation.acc@canada.ca.

Sincerely,

Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada

vac.engagement.acc@canada.ca

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Cher(e)s intervenant(e)s et membres des groupes consultatif,

Anciens Combattants Canada (ACC) a lancé une consultation en ligne pour comprendre comment nous pourrions mieux communiquer avec les anciens membres des Forces armées canadiennes et leur famille et les sensibiliser. La consultation auprès de la communauté des vétérans s’adresse aux vétérans qui ne bénéficient actuellement d’aucune prestation ni d’aucun service d’ACC.

Nous avons besoin de votre aide pour faire passer le message auprès de vos membres et de vos réseaux, afin que nous puissions entendre le plus grand nombre possible de vétérans dans le contexte de cette consultation.

Il est important que tous les anciens militaires connaissent les prestations et les services qu’ACC leur offre, ainsi que les moyens d’y accéder, même des années après leur libération. Les constatations de cette consultation nous aideront à améliorer nos méthodes de communication avec les vétérans, pour mieux répondre à leurs besoins.

Merci d’encourager les vétérans de vos réseaux à participer, en partageant le lien avec votre liste d’adhérents ou en l’insérant dans votre prochain bulletin d’information. Nous mettons également à votre disposition une affiche, que nous pouvons vous envoyer par courriel, à mettre en valeur dans votre lieu de rassemblement. Si votre organisme est actif dans les médias sociaux, veuillez partager dans vos réseaux nos messages sur Facebook et Twitter au sujet de cette consultation.

La consultation en ligne sera ouverte jusqu’à la fin du mois de mars. Des groupes de discussion en personne auront lieu dans des collectivités de tout le Canada ce printemps.

Visitez le site www.consultationveterans.ca pour participer à la consultation.

Si vous avez des questions, communiquez avec nous à l’adresse vac.consultation-consultation.acc@canada.ca.

Cordialement,

 

L’équipe de mobilisation et de sensibilisation des intervenants

Anciens Combattants Canada

vac.engagement.acc@canada.ca

Pulling For Veterans

Pulling For Veterans

pulling for veteransWhen Dave Drumm was approached to help create an event at the Bowmanville Legion, he got right to work creating –

 

“Pulling For Veterans”  The 1st Annual Armwrestling Fundraiser

 

Bowmanville Legion Branch 178
Saturday February 22nd, 2020 – 1:00pm (Weigh in starts 10am)
Dave not only wanted create an event to help raise awareness for his local Legion but to also help homeless Veterans.  All proceeds from “Pulling For Veterans” will be donated to the Joe Sweeney Fund.  The fund was created to to ensure that at risk Veterans have suitable housing and/or the support services they require to remain permanently housed and with a stable future.
The event is not just for fun either, this is a sanctioned event by the Ontario Armwrestling Association.  There will be over 150 armwrestlers in attendance with an amatuer and pro class.  Armwrestlers from all over Ontario will be in attendance for this fundraiser.
“If there is one thing that Veterans do exceptionally well at, it’s supporting other Veterans!!” -Riad Byne, Spartan Wellness

 

The categories include

Right & Left Mens

  • 0-165 lbs
  • 166-198 lbs
  • 199-232 lbs
  • 233 lbs+

Womens

  • 0-154 lbs
  • 155 lbs+

There will also be a First Responders class, also a Men’s & Women’s open right handed classes going on as well.  There will be tropies for the amatuer class, cash prizes, cash prizes, giveaways, 50/50 draws and every entry gets a ticket for one of six $100 gift cards!!

Entry fees are due at the door and they are as follows:

  • Amatuer $25 per arm
  • Open Class $40 per arm
  • First Responders $20

Spartan Wellness believes in helping Veterans and their community initiatives which is why we are proud to be collaborating with and sponsoring this amazing event.

LP Compassionate / Disability Pricing Requirements

Choosing a licenced Producer of cannabis can be difficult, there are hundreds of them, all making different products, growing different strains, and can be especially hard if you are on a low income or on disability.  We here at Spartan Wellness care about your choices and we are here to help you with all of the information we have.

We asked LP’s in Canada what types of programs they had for people on low income and what is required to be on such program.

If you are interested in becoming a medical cannabis patient or want more information on these programs please visit Spartan Wellness to fill out the interest form.

Below for a detailed breakdown of the discount programs offered by some of Canada’s most well established LPs.

 

Aurora Cannabis

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $30k/year

  • Documents Required:

Notice of Assessment from CRA or proof of low income

  • Compassionate Rate:

30% off your order

 

Aphria

  • Eligibility:

Anyone that has an income lower than 30K

  • Documents Required:

Aphria Compassionate Pricing Application form, available at aphria.ca and can be submitted to Aphria via email or fax

  • Compassionate Rate:

10% off on all products except for accessories and growers blend

 

Canna Farms

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $28k/year

  • Documents Required:

Proof of financial status, via CRA Notice of Assessment

  • Compassionate Rate:

Low Income = 25% off your order

 

CanniMed

  • Eligibility:

Government Assistance/Disability

  • Documents Required:

Proof of Federal or Provincial assistance program

  • Compassionate Rate:

25% off your order

 

Delta 9

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $30k/year

  • Documents Required:

Notice of Assessment from CRA or proof of low income

  • Compassionate Rate:

$5.75/gram or less

 

Emblem Cannabis

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $30k/year

Government Assistance/Disability

  • Documents Required:

Notice of Assessment from CRA or proof of low income

Proof of Federal or Provincial assistance program

  • Compassionate Rate:

20% off your order

 

Medreleaf

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $24k/year

Government Assistance/Disability

  • Documents Required:

Notice of Assessment from CRA or proof of low income

Proof of Federal or Provincial assistance program

  • Compassionate Rate:

25% off your order

 

Organigram

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $35k/year

Government Assistance/Disability

  • Documents Required:

Proof of financial status, via CRA Notice of Assessment

Proof of Federal or Provincial assistance program

  • Compassionate Rate:

30% off your order

 

Tilray

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $32,500/year

  • Documents Required:

Proof of financial status, via CRA Notice of Assessment

  • Compassionate Rate:

25% off your order

 

Spectrum Therapeutics

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $29k/year

Government Assistance/Disability

  • Documents Required:

Proof of financial status, via CRA Notice of Assessment

Proof of Federal or Provincial assistance program

  • Compassionate Rate:

20% off your order

 

WeedMD

  • Eligibility:

Individuals making less than $28k/year

Government Assistance/Disability

  • Documents Required:

Proof of financial status, via CRA Notice of Assessment

Proof of Federal or Provincial assistance program

  • Compassionate Rate:

20% off your order