Sponsoring Partners

These remarkable organizations and individuals covered the costs involved in bringing life-changing results to Veterans Transition Program and Transition Skills Course graduates. Without these major supporters, our programs simply could not run.

The Royal Canadian Legion – British Columbia/Yukon Command, in partnership with the Vancouver Poppy Fund, funded our very first group of veterans who gathered for counselling in 1997 and offered dedicated support ever since. They remain our longest-running donors, supporting the development of our robust Veterans Transition Program and its expansion across Canada, our new Transition Skills Course, and VTN’s journey to become a leading national mental health service for veterans.

The Royal Canadian Legion – Ontario Command has supported our Veterans Transition Program and Transition Skills Course delivery in Ontario since 2016. Thanks to this support, Veterans in Ontario are able to attend our programs and overcome barriers in the way of a successful transition to civilian life.

True Patriot Love Foundation is one of the VTN’s longest standing and most generous supporters. Since 2012, TPL has been instrumental in the VTN’s expansion into Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. In addition, TPL has also helped fund the specialized training of VTP clinicians to help grow our network, and make veterans-specific counselling available across Canada.

Since 2016, Boeing Vancouver and Boeing Ottawa, a leader in the Canadian aerospace industry, has supported the VTN by providing the funds needed to equip VTP Clinicians with skills to assist Canadian Vets through transition into more meaningful civilian lives. In addition, funds to provide care to Veterans in Ontario were generously provided. This has brought change and hope into the lives of Veterans across Canada. Thank you Boeing!

Thanks to generous funding from the Royal Canadian Legion Manitoba and Northwest Ontario Command, we expanded our Veterans Transition Program to reach Manitoba and NW Ontario Veterans. Since 2016, their ongoing contributions have allowed us to deliver thousands of hours in group counselling to struggling Veterans from Manitoba and North-Western Ontario.


Trevor and Sarah Street and Trevor Street Personal Real Estate Corporation’s ongoing generous contributions have provided much needed counselling to Veterans across Canada. Donors like the Streets help make our programs available to those who do not receive funding from other sources and often need it the most. ‘Cpl. (Ret’d) Trevor Street served in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2009/10 with the Seaforth Highlanders.

Vietnam War Veteran Terry Salman knows the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life. He founded the Essential Needs Foundation with his wife and daughters to give back to veterans who are struggling. They have been donating to the VTN since 2014 to help veterans living with PTSD receive the support and treatment they need. Thank you to the Salman family and the Essential Needs Foundation for their ongoing support.

The Quebec Veterans Foundation supported three Quebec Veterans to attend the Veterans Transition Program in 2018, and have continued to help fund Quebec Veterans not covered by Government funding. Thanks to their support, Canadian Veterans can successfully transition and return to more productive and meaningful civilian lives.

Viola Betts‘ contribution single-handedly funded a combined 600 hours of group therapy for Veterans, leaving a lasting impact on their lives by providing them with hope for a better future. May Viola’s legacy live on in the lives of the Veterans she has so generously helped to heal.

Gertraud Whitbeck’s contribution provides Canadian Veterans with connection and hope for a better future. Gertraud’s kindness will live on through the Veterans who’ve experienced lasting changes in their lives.

The Hewitt Foundation is actively involved in creating significant and sustainable change that improves Canadians’ lives with a strong emphasis on Health and Education.

The Dominion Civil Service War Veterans Association was founded on 19 July, 1947. For nearly seventy years, they served the needs of Canadian Veterans. In late 2015, the remaining board members decided to disband the organization, leaving their legacy with the Veterans Transition Network. They gifted us with $135,000 to continue our work with Canadian Veterans. We are very grateful for their generosity and for their years of service to the Veteran community in Canada.


La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso has generously supported both VTN’s evacuation of Afghan Interpreters campaign and VTN’s transition programs for Canada’s veterans. We are deeply grateful for Ms. Gattuso’s contributions that made these efforts possible, and for her important support of our veterans in the greatest need of counselling.

The two main interests of Montreal-based Écho Foundation are mental health and the environment. By funding the Veterans Transition Program and Transition Skills Course, the Foundation ensures that Veterans from Toronto and Montreal receive our mental health services catered specifically to Veterans.

Shaw Communications Inc. has played a major role in spreading awareness about our mental health programs. They aired our Public Service Announcements to television viewers across Canada. Their generous donation of ad space has ensured that word of the program reaches Veterans in rural areas who may otherwise not know that help is available.

London Drugs has provided ongoing support to help Veterans in Alberta attend the Veterans Transition Program and Transition Skills Course. Thanks to their funding, Alberta Veterans can access the support they need as they transition into a more meaningful civilian life.

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