Tag Archives: National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

WE CHALLENGE OUR GOVERNMENT’S POSITION ON MEFLQOUINE


Getting help for veterans and citizens suffering from the adverse effects of mefloquine or Lariam is the government’s responsibility to right the suffering its mandatory position has caused. Continue reading

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Two Poems in tribute to HOMELESS VETS — May we never forget what they have done for us!


Formerly with the Royal Signals, British veteran John Quinn, contributed these two poignant poems he discovered about homeless vets. BONNIE   Through My Eyes By Brian Chenier You don’t know me or what I’ve done You don’t care where I’m from … Continue reading

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Veterans need public support to help homeless vets. And that means YOU.


To make up the gap left by bureaucratic ditherings, caring veterans and advocates are forming charitable foundations to appeal to the public for direct help. Perhaps the fastest growing organization is V.E.T.S. — Veterans Emergency Transition Services — established in 2011.  … Continue reading

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V.E.T.S. prepare for surge in homeless vets


Today we are repeating a CTV interview with Jim Lowther, founder of V.E.T.S. (Veterans Emergency Transition Services), and his partner Roland Lawless. They are the leaders  in the growing story covering homeless vets.  A new Western University study has focused on 54 … Continue reading

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The World recognizes our veterans as heroes. Why can’t we?


Gary Zwicker of Halifax wrote the following article, which appeared in the Chronicle Herald August 10, 2011. It reminds us that our veterans are heroes, not burdens. Gary is the leader of the Halifax protest for the second annual Canadian … Continue reading

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Raising funds to save homeless vets challenges Halifax VETS


It’s an ugly, shameful truth. Homeless vets roam the streets of Canadian cities. How could this happen in Canada? It’s the result of locked-in DENIAL. Public DENIAL. Government DENIAL. Veterans’ DENIAL. Part of the public’s apathy is unawareness and an … Continue reading

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Legacy of Homeless Vets now Canada’s Albatross – Pennies for Veterans Campaign to help the Homeless


Do you remember when we used to look across the border to the United States and shake our heads at their social disgrace of Viet Nam vets abandoned and homeless on city streets? Well, that smug attitude has now come … Continue reading

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Canadian Veterans Advocacy is galloping ahead with projects and website


My home computer has been unstable for most of this week and I am behind in posting Mike’s update for the Canadian Veterans Advocacy, but he et al deserve tremendous kudos for the strides they’ve made towards the group’s progress. … Continue reading

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Vets screwed under New Veterans Charter


When is the Conservative government going to understand that our veterans are not stupid? They can add and subtract. They get it. The feds are using monies in the Veterans Affairs budget that should go to support homeless vets to finance … Continue reading

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