Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) will be holding their third annual In Her Boots awareness event in cities across the country on 2 March 2019. In recognition of International Women’s Day, volunteer teams across the country will be Boots on the Ground; visiting women’s shelters / drop-in centres to provide donated comfort items whilst searching for female Veterans in need of VETS Canada’s emergency aid. The aim of VETS Canada: In Her Boots is to create dialogue and raise awareness regarding the issue of homelessness (and related issues) amongst female Veterans and their families; a topic too often overlooked. Read about the success of In Her Boots 2018 at https://vetscanada.org/vets- canada-boots-2018-huge- success.php.
“Even though females make up a significant proportion of the Canadian Armed Forces, the archetype of a Veteran remains male,” notes Debbie Lowther, Co-Founder/Chair of VETS Canada. “A significant percentage of the Veterans we assist are female, yet most Canadians are unaware that homelessness is a real concern amongst women who have served. We need to change public perception if we are to effectively tackle the issue.”
Please help us spread the word/join in the conversation by using the hashtag #InHerBoots2019
About VETS Canada
Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) is the largest 24/7 Canadian organization dedicated to addressing the emergency needs of homelessness and at-risk Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP. With primary funding from Veterans Affairs Canada, our hundreds of dedicated volunteers – predominantly Veterans or still serving military members – have relied on a unique model of peer support to provide lifesaving aid in response to thousands of requests for assistance since 2010.