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Offer a $300,000 compensation benefit to families of firefighters, police officers, and paramedics killed in the line of duty.

Liberal Platform Page 59 October 5, 2015
Apr 2018

Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness April 01, 2018

When firefighters, police officers and paramedics put their safety on the line, they are acting in service to all Canadians.

In recognition of the critical role of first responders in protecting Canadians, the Memorial Grant Program for First Responders will provide a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000 to the families of first responders who have died as a result of their duties.

The Memorial Grant is a non-economic benefit and does not compensate families of first responders for monetary loss (income replacement) or serve as life insurance, but rather, is in recognition of their service and sacrifice.

Survivors of a fallen first responder who has died on or after April 1, 2018 can apply for the Memorial Grant Program.