Centre for International and Defence Policy

Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy

Veteran's Affairs Canada provides funding for the Queen’s-Servicewomen’s Salute Canada Portal Project

On 10 July 2019 the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, MP, visited Queen’s Kingston to announce a grant of $25 million over ten years to the Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR). He also recognized the Queen’s-Servicewomen’s Salute Canada Portal Project to provide needed online resources for Canadian servicewomen transitioning to civilian life and female veterans, which is being conducted in collaboration with CIMVHR. This project has received $210, 000 over five years and involves six Queen’s historians: Allan English (Principal Investigator), Claire Cookson-Hills (PhD 2013), Sonia Dussault (PhD Candidate), Charlotte Duval-Lantoine (MA Candidate), Wendi Winter (MA Candidate),and Kim Bell (MA Candidate and Services Co-ordinator, Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections, Douglas Library).

SWS Portal Project at VAC announcement
from left to right: Linna Tam-Seto, Allan English, Sonia Dussault, Minister MacAulay, Lieutenant-Commander (retired) Rosemary Park, Charlotte Duval-Lantoine, Kim Bell, and Wendi Winter

As Dr. Allan English, Associate Professor in Queen's Department of History described,

"A robust and customized research and community resource of information, research, support, and engagement for Canadian military women would help servicewomen navigate their transitions more easily."

Read more about the announcement here.