Remembrance Day: Looking at Veteran Support in Canada

    Remembrance day is right around the corner, and it’s important for us to take time to honour those who fought for the country we enjoy today. At Teamsters 987, we recognize the brave men and women who have risked and/or given their lives for our country, and we are eternally grateful to those individuals and their families.

    As a country, we are constantly moving towards better support for veterans. In fact, just last year, all governments across Canada made it possible for veterans to use their DDN 404 military driver’s license for commercial class equivalents. Lobbying for this change took place by Teamsters Canada and Helmets to Hardhats Canada, and the success of this campaign means veterans can more easily obtain jobs in transportation and construction.

    In addition to this more recent development, the Canadian government offers a variety of mental health services and programs for veterans and their families, disability benefits, financial support, career support, medical coverage, and other services to help transition into civilian life.

    We are proud to live in a country where the government does its part to support veterans, and we look forward to seeing more initiatives in the future that are aimed at providing a good quality of life for these individuals.

    To learn more about how our country supports veterans, click here, and to find out how you can get involved, click here.

    “I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.”

    -John Diefenbaker

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