Committed from day one.

VETS Canada began in 2010 as a grassroots movement when Jim Lowther, a veteran himself, realized that there were veterans slipping through the cracks. These veterans had lost their families, were living in the streets in high risk situations. Jim and his wife, Debbie, formed a small team in Halifax, Nova Scotia to seek out and help homeless and at-risk veterans with a view to helping reintegrate them into civilian life.

Help from coast to coast to coast.

This movement has grown into a federally registered non-profit charity with hundreds of dedicated volunteers across the country, most of who are ex-military/RCMP.

VETS Canada has evolved from mostly assisting homeless veterans to also providing support to those facing difficulties of any kind. That could mean the inability to afford groceries or a power bill, or an emotional or mental health crisis, VETS Canada provides much needed support to veterans across the country.

"I wouldn’t be the man I am today without the assistance of programs such as VETS Canada."

— Paul, 44 (Canadian Armed Forces)

Success stories: changing lives, one chapter at a time.

These are the reasons we do what we do. We provide veterans with the resources needed to give them a new start, and that's what we call a success story.

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VETS CANADA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Debbie Lowther

CHAIR & CEO 
CO-FOUNDER

Jim Lowther

Master Seaman (Ret'd)
NAT'L DIRECTOR / CO-FOUNDER

Chris Moore

Capt (N) (Ret'd)
NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Eric Payne

Master Seaman (Ret'd)
NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Lynn G. Mason

Vice Admiral (Ret'd)
NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Shawn Hambley

Lieutenant (Navy)
TREASURER

Kelly Williamson

Commander (Navy)
NATIONAL DIRECTOR

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