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100 Years of Assistance to Veterans in Need 1915 - 2015 (PDF, 3MB) - This information was posted under a previous government.

The Soldiers' Aid Commission provides financial assistance to eligible Veterans and their families who have exhausted all other support resources.

The Commission is governed by the Soldiers’ Aid Commission Act and reports directly to the Minister of Community and Social Services.

Eligible Veterans

A Veteran eligible for Soldiers' Aid Commission financial assistance must live in Ontario and have served with the Canadian Armed Forces in World War I, World War II or the Korean War.

Veterans who served in the Merchant Navy during World War II are also eligible for assistance.

Financial assistance may also be extended to spouses or children of Veterans.


The Commission accepts applications made by Veterans or their families via the:

  • Royal Canadian Legion
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Army, Royal Air Force and Navy Benevolent Funds

Officials in Veterans' Affairs Canada offices screen the applications and refer those they feel are appropriate to the Commission.

Financial Assistance

The Commission provides funds for the following:

  • health-related items, like hearing aids, glasses, prescription drugs and dental needs
  • home-related items, like rent, repairs, moving costs, furniture, repair/replacement of roof and furnace
  • specialized equipment, like assistive devices, wheelchairs and prosthetics
  • personal items, like clothing and specialized support services

The Commission may share the costs of special items and services with other Veterans' organizations, if costs exceed the maximum amounts that can be granted.

If you have any questions about the Soldiers’ Aid Commission, please call 416-327-4674.