$25 Million national campaign

It is unacceptable that any veteran should find themselves homeless. As Canadians, we all have a duty of care to look after our veterans. In 2022, Veterans’ House Canada will be launching the Helping Homeless Veterans Campaign to raise $25 million to help build the next 4 Veterans’ House residences. Based on need and local support, cities under consideration include Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.

  • Veterans’ House Residence
  • Cities under consideration

$25 Million National Campaign

The campaign will raise funds towards the construction of the buildings as well as the support programs that will be put in place. In each home, we will be offering the following:

Dedications, Naming Opportunities and Sponsorships

We are currently developing many meaningful fundraising initiatives. There will be approximately 40 suites in each home, as well as indoor/outdoor common and community areas. We will be offering dedication and naming opportunities for each of these spaces.

More information coming soon


Veterans’ Park
Naming Opportunities

THE ANDY CARSWELL BUILDING, OTTAWA

In addition to the indoor communal spaces, Veterans’ House has built Veterans’ Park. This park offers outdoor spaces where veterans can enjoy community activities that are proven to benefit their mental health and help with their transition. Dedicated areas include a covered BBQ area, a community garden, a service dog park and a meditative garden.

Each dedication listed below will be recognized with a plaque in the park and on the interior DONOR RECOGNITION WALL.

Veterans’ Park

$250,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on plaque in Veterans’ Park, and near entrance to the park.

Veterans’ Park

$250,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on plaque in Veterans’ Park, and near entrance to the park.

Barbecue Area

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and in the Barbecue area.

Barbecue Area

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and in the Barbecue area.

Meditative Garden

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and in the Meditative Garden area

Meditative Garden

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and in the Meditative Garden area

Service Dog Park

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and in the Dog Park area

Service Dog Park

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and in the Dog Park area

Community Planting Garden

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on entrance to the park.

Community Planting Garden

$50,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on entrance to the park.

Garden Benches

$25,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on individual bench

Garden Benches

$25,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on individual bench

Community Planter Boxes

$15,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on individual planter box

Community Planter Boxes

$15,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on individual planter box

Garden Trees

$10,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Veterans’ Park

Garden Trees

$10,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Veterans’ Park

Garden Chairs

$10,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and a plaque on chair

Garden Chairs

$10,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and a plaque on chair

Picnic Tables

$10,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on individual picnic table

Picnic Tables

$10,000

Naming recognition will be on Sponsor Recognition plaque in Foyer, and on individual picnic table


Mental Health and Transition Support Program Sponsorships

THE ANDY CARSWELL BUILDING, OTTAWA

46%+ of homeless veterans are living with one or more mental health issues, addiction issues, and medical conditions – some, all at the same time.

Mental Health and Transition Program

The exceptional roles and responsibilities veterans undertook while in service can lead to many mental health challenges. Many veterans struggle with successfully transitioning back to civilian life. Some struggle with symptoms of mental illness including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, loneliness and anxiety. Many struggling veterans suffer the side effects of using substances as a means of coping with those symptoms, including broken relationships with family and loved ones, financial insecurity, housing loss, loneliness and loss of identity. The journey back to stability can be a difficult one with lots of challenges along the way.

Veterans’ House offers a mental health and transition program with a multifaceted approach to supporting veterans in transitioning to civilian life, focusing on the whole individual and offering a program tailored to each veteran’s needs. As a resident of Veterans’ House, our veterans can work at their pace in identifying and overcoming barriers to their success, find support and encouragement to help them conquer challenges, learn to manage and control depression and PTSD symptoms, gain control over their addictions, and celebrate successes along the way.

As a partner of Veterans’ House, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) provides a case support worker for each veteran resident to help address the clinical aspects of their mental illness and overall health. In addition to the support from VAC, the following wraparound support services are currently being offered at Veterans’ House Ottawa, which are proven to rejuvenate, reconnect and discover the next chapter in their journey into their future.

We would like to thank BMO for sponsoring many of our Programs for 2022.

The following programs are currently being developed and are available for sponsorship:

We will continue to assess these programs as well as develop new ones depending on the need as identified by the veterans themselves.

Please contact us if you’re interested in supporting one or multiple programs at Veterans’ House Ottawa.


Support a Veteran’s Residence

Help Veterans’ House Canada keep our veterans in a safe and supportive community.

Now that a veteran has found a home at Veterans’ House, we want to ensure that their bachelor unit remains affordable. Each month, Veterans’ House Canada provides a $500 subsidy to each veteran tenant. With 40 veterans, we provide $240,000 in subsidies each year.

Assist Veterans’ House Canada with these subsidies. The cost is $6,000 per year ($500/month). Sponsorships are being offered for either monthly or yearly amounts. Please contact us to discuss options of giving.


Grassroots Fundraising

We will be launching exciting national grassroots campaigns starting with:

  • Go Fund Me Coming Soon
  • Brick-By-Brick Coming Soon