The Veterans Gardening Guide is pleased to provide the following links to companies and organizations that support our honoured veterans and first responders. Many of these organization depend on private funding, and I encourage you to help when you can.

Bravery Park Orangeville – Its mission is to create a living testament to Canadian soldiers

Canadian Veterans Advocacy – A non-for-profit organization run by volunteers focused on improving the quality of life for Canadian veterans

Gardens for Heroes – Annapolis MD non-profit organization helping to fund and create therapeutic gardens for veterans with emotional and physical trauma

K9s for Warriors – Is a Florida organization dedicated to providing service canines to our Warriors

Legion Magazine – Offers a blend of military heritage and Canadian history with articles by noted historians and journalists

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides – A national charitable foundation created by the Lions of Canada to match service dogs to assist Canadians with a medical condition

Mission Butterfly – This organization helps personnel of the military, EMS and firefighters deal with PTSD

National Service Dogs – Is a Canadian organization offering service dogs for veterans and first responders in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta suffering from PTSD

National Association of American Veterans (NAAV) – Established in 2005 to help those veterans who are wounded, disabled, or single parents, by offering a network of support

National Center for PTSD – This organization is dedicated to research, education and outreach programs for those experiencing trauma and PTSD

Patriot PAWS – Trains and provides service dogs to disabled American veterans with mobile disabilities and PTSD at no cost

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Is a government-run military veterans benefit system with Cabinet-level status

Veterans Affairs Canada – Is the department within the Government of Canada with responsibility for pensions, benefits and services for war veterans, retired and still-serving members of the Canadian Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their families, as well as some civilians

Veterans Transition Network – A charity that delivers programs to struggling veterans across Canada, helping them lead healthy, productive lives reunited with those who care about them

Women Warriors’ Healing Garden – Peer support, counseling, and education for female veterans and first responders living with PTSD

Wounded Warriors (Canada)Wounded Warriors (United States) – Delivers programs to veterans across the country


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