CFFF Courage Vol.14 NA


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F amilies who have lost one of their own in the line of duty as a Canadian firefighter will receive federal government compensation for the first time in Canadian history through the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders. The non-economic benefit provides a one-time lump sum, tax-free maximum payment of $300,000 to the families of firefighters (including volunteers), police, and paramedics who die in the line of duty on or after April 1, 2018. Public Safety Canada has contracted Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc. to manage the applications process. To reach one of their trained specialists, please contact: Toll-free: 1-833-469-0753 • TTY device: 1-888-362-5889 • Email: Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Public Safety Canada using ps.memorialgrantsubventioncommemo- or Service Canada toll free at 1-800-622-6232 or TTY at 1-800-926-9105. The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has advocated for the Memorial Grant Program, particularly through his personal time spent with families of fallen firefighters. Now through a supporting attestation, fallen firefighters recognized under the Memorial Grant Program will automatically be endorsed to be a part of the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony. 50 Families of Fallen Firefighters in Canada to Receive 'Memorial Grant' Families of Fallen Firefighters in Canada to Receive

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