Last Post Fund | Fonds du Souvenir
|Record #: HDC1155||Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020||Last Full Update: 06 Jul 2020|
|Office Phone||In Canada: 1-800-465-7113
Outside of Canada: 1-800-465-7113
|Toll Free Phone||1-800-465-7113|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/lastpostfund/
|Primary Contact||Edouard Pahud, Executive Director, Last Post Fund; Phone: 800-465-7113 ext 221; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Volunteer Coordinator||LCdr (Ret'd) Owen Parkhouse, President, New Brunswick & PEI Branch; Phone: (902) 213-9764; Email: email@example.com|
|Mailing Address||H2Z 1Y7|
|Description & Services|
|Description of service(s)||The Last Post Fund’s mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at time of death.
Its primary mandate is to deliver the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program which provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Canadian and Allied Veterans.
In addition to delivering the Funeral and Burial Program, The Unmarked Grave Program provides military markers for unmarked Veterans’ graves. Introduced in March of 2019, the Indigenous Veterans Initiative aims to identify and mark unmarked Indigenous Veterans graves as well as adding Indigenous Veterans' traditional name to new and existing markers.
the Last Post Fund supports other initiatives designed to honour the memory of Canadian and Allied Veterans, and owns and manages its own military cemetery, the National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire, QC.
The early work of the Fund was exclusively supported by private donations. Then in 1921, it was federally incorporated and began receiving regular financial support from the Canadian Government. Public support allowed the Last Post Fund to expand its operations coast to coast. In 1998, the Last Post Fund became the sole administrator of the Veterans Affairs’ Funeral & Burial program.
A national non-profit organization, the Last Post Fund’s operations are based in four (4) distinct regions, that is, Atlantic, Québec, Ontario and Western. Its head office is located in Montreal.
The Last Post Fund is supported financially by Veterans Affairs Canada and by private donations.
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4 PM (EST)|
|Areas Served||Atlantic Canada ; Canada ; New Brunswick ; Prince Edward Island|
|Eligibility||Anyone who served in the Canadian or Allied forces may be eligible. Financial eligibility is based on an assessment, at the time of death, of the financial resources of the Veteran and any surviving spouse.|
|Application||At the death of the Veteran, the next-of-kin or other responsible person should contact the LPF office as soon as possible to establish eligibility. This also ensures that the applicant is provided accurate up-to-date information about the application process. There are two options for receiving LPF assistance, depending on circumstances and family preference.
Can apply online, by mail or over the phone.
|Languages||English ; French|
|Located In Community||Canada|
|Address & Map||
505 Rene-Levesque Blvd W, Office 401
Canada H2Z 1Y7
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|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit|
|Print Material||Annual Activity Report available on the website.|
|Designated Day/Week/Month/ Events||Once a year on the first Sunday of June, commemorative ceremonies are held at the Last Post Fund National Field of Honour at Pointe-Claire, Quebec to pay tribute to the Veterans buried at the Field.|
|Service Categories||Veteran Burial Benefits|