This grant is available to the families of first responders who have died as a result of their duties on or after April 1, 2018. Please share with any family who may be eligible so they may apply if they haven’t already.
“The Memorial Grant Program for First Responders recognizes the service and sacrifice of responders in keeping Canadians safe. Through the program, families of first responders who die as a result of their duties can receive a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000. “
- The date of death must be on or after April 1, 2018.
- The deceased first responder must have been employed or formally engaged to carry out the duties of a police officer, firefighter or a paramedic. This includes all volunteers, auxiliary and reservists.
- The death of the first responder must have been attributable to, and resulting from, the performance of official duties in the following circumstances:
- a fatal injury while actively engaged in the duties of a first responder in Canada;
- an occupational illness primarily resulting from employment as a first responder; or
- a psychological impairment or occupational stress injury (e.g., post-traumatic stress injuries) resulting in suicide.
For more information follow this link – Awareness Brochure