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Soldiers' Aid Commission

Ministry
Children, Community and Social Services
URL
https://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/
Address
315 Front Street, 4th Floor
TORONTO
M7A0B8
Phone
(416) 327-4674
Fax
(416) 327-4379
Background
Soldiers’ Aid Commission Act, 2020 (opens a new window)
Function

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.The Commission is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.  The Commission may provide eligible applicants with up to $2,000 over a 12-month period per household for eligible expenses.

Membership

The board of directors of the Commission shall consist of at least three members and no more than 11 members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.  The majority of the members of the board of directors shall consist of veterans or individuals who are either the parent, spouse, child or sibling of a veteran.

Term

A member of the board of directors may be appointed to hold office for a term of up to three years at the pleasure of the Lieutenant Governor in Council and may be reappointed.

Meetings
The Commission shall meet regularly throughout the year and in any event no less than four times a year.
Remuneration

Appointees are eligible to receive eligible expenses as outlined in Ontario Public Service’s Travel, Meal and Hospitality Directive.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) COLIN ROWE
18-Dec-2002 - N/A
bowmanville
2. Member (Part-Time) HOMER BROOKS
09-Jul-2008 - N/A
oshawa
3. Member (Part-Time) JOHN GREENFIELD
04-Nov-2015 - N/A
bowmanville
4. Member (Part-Time) JOHN STAPLETON
14-May-2003 - N/A
scarborough
5. Member (Part-Time) KEN OSBORNE
15-Nov-2017 - N/A
niagara falls
6. Member (Part-Time) ROSEMARIE MCGUIRE
21-Oct-2015 - N/A
caesarea
7. Member (Part-Time) SUSAN BEHARRIELL
21-Oct-2015 - N/A
nobleton
8. Member (Part-Time) WILLIAM EARLE THOMAS
25-Jun-2008 - N/A
scarborough
9. Member (Part-Time) FRANCIS COLTON
13-May-2021 - 12-May-2024
demorestville