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VETS Canada

Site: National Office

Contact Information
Office Phone 1-888-228-3871 ext 121
Crisis Phone 1-888-228-3871
Fax 902-701-0484
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Agency Information
Established 2010
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Volunteer-led organization aiming to provide aid and comfort to Canadian veterans

Services include assistance with:
  • accessing benefits the Veteran or family are entitled to and or may not be aware of
  • short term emergency housing
  • maintaining or accessing safe housing (security deposit, first month rent, power being cut off, assisting a transition to a suitable retirement home as appropriate etc.)
  • grocery cards
  • basic needs for an apartment
  • securing suitable employment
  • peer support
Guitars for VETS Canada (GFV Canada):
  • clients are given a donated, gently used guitar or provided with a rental guitar
  • volunteer guitar instructors provide ten lessons 
  • lessons are also available online
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Canada
  • Canadian Veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless
  • their family members
  • Volunteers: still serving members and Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • GFV Canada: veterans living with physical disabilities or mental health concerns such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Self-refer: call or visit website
  • Referrals from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), shelters and agencies
  • service number required (VAC can assist in recuperating this number)
  • response time is 24-48 hours
Languages English; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Dartmouth
Address & Map
73 Tacoma Dr
Suite 302
Dartmouth, NS
Canada B2W 3Y6
Mailing Address c/o VETS Canada; PO Box 214, 53 Queen St 
Dartmouth, NS 
Canada B2Y 3Y6
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Food ; Income Programs
HCSD Sub Heading Assistance Programs ; Food Banks
Service Categories Food Vouchers ; Musical Instruments ~ Veterans ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Veterans ; Rent Payment Assistance ~ Veterans ; Rental Deposit Assistance ~ Veterans ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ~ Veterans ; Veteran Benefits Assistance ; Veteran Employment Programs

Agency Overview

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