The Canada Remembers Program endeavors to keep alive the achievements and sacrifices made by all those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace, and to promote an understanding of the significance of these efforts in Canadian life as we know it today.
The Canada Remembers Program includes:
Funeral and Burial Assistance
The Last Post Fund offers funeral, burial and grave marker assistance.
To qualify for the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program, a veteran must meet certain service-related criteria as outlined by the Veterans Burial Regulations. Once a veteran's service criteria is verified, there are two main avenues through which the veteran may be eligible for funeral and burial assistance: matter-of-right or means testing.
Information For Contributors About CPP Survivor Benefits
Survivor benefits are benefits paid to the eligible survivors or to the estate of a deceased contributor who has made enough contributions to the CPP.
There are three types of CPP survivor benefits.
The death benefit is a one-time payment to, or on behalf of, the estate of a deceased CPP contributor.
The survivor's pension is a monthly benefit paid to the surviving spouse or common-law partner of a deceased contributor.
The children's benefit is a monthly benefit for dependent children of a deceased contributor.