Ontario Soldiers' Aid Commission

The Soldiers’ Aid Commission provides financial assistance to Ontario’s eligible Veterans and their families in financial need. The commission supplements support offered by the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada, up to a maximum of $2,000 over a 12-month period, per household.

 

If both spouses in a household are Veterans, each spouse is eligible for up to $2,000 in a 12-month period. However, each Veteran cannot make an application for the same expense.  The commission will consider applications to support eligible recipients with financial assistance for essential expenses in the following categories:

 

  • housing-related items;

  • modifications or repairs that support mobility, accessibility or health and safety;

  • assistance to secure or maintain housing;

  • specialized equipment and assistive devices to support mobility, accessibility or health and safety;

  • health-related items and services to support physical and mental health;

  • personal items, services, and expenses to support basic needs; or

  • employment-related supports to remove barriers to employment or improve employability.

 

Additional information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the commission’s webpage:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/soldiers-aid-commission#section-2

 

Application may be made through the Royal Canadian Legion - Ontario Command, directly, or via the Branch Veterans Services Officer (Mr. Bryan Mack – 613-440-1484), who will direct the application to Ontario Command, for attention.

 

Contact information is as follows:

 

Branch VSO        :               e-mail:                  bdmack441@gmail.com

Branch Phone:                  613-692-4008

VSO Phone:                        613-440-1484

 

Ontario Command:         e-mail:                                  info@on.legion.ca

Phone:                                 1-888-207-0939

 

Please contact them and ask a service officer to help you apply:

 

    Toll-free: 1-888-207-0939

    email: info@on.legion.ca

 

Veterans Affairs Canada

 

To apply through Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), please contact them to request service and benefits:

 

    Toll-free: 1-866-522-2122

    email: vac.information.acc@canada.ca

 

If you already have a VAC account, you can log in to your profile and follow the steps under “service and benefits.”

Contact Information (for questions and general information):

 

    E-mail:  sac@ontario.ca

    Phone:  416-327-4674(Toronto area)