September 19, 2017
11:30 am to 12:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Making A Difference: VETS Canada and Guitars for Vets Canada
About the Session:
Join us to learn about VETS Canada and our program Guitars for Vets. VETS Canada is a national volunteer-driven charity and service provider of Veterans Affairs Canada, has provided emergency aid and peer support for 1600+ homeless & in-crisis veterans since 2010. We believe that those who served to protect our homes should never be without one.
Guitars for Vets is a proud program of VETS Canada, has connected hundreds of veterans with PTSD or other service-related injuries with a guitar and lessons; putting the healing powers of music into the hands of heroes.
Making a Difference in the lives of our Veterans.
Jim Lowther, CEO and Co-Founder of VETS Canada & Guitars for Vets President is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces who was medically released after a 15-year career and a diagnosis of PTSD/ other service-related disabilities. As a result of a chance encounter with a homeless veteran with whom he had served, Jim and his wife Debbie formed VETS Canada in 2010.
Debbie Lowther, Chair and Co-Founder of VETS Canada has represented the organization at numerous national venues, including Veterans Affairs Canada Stakeholder Summits, the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. Debbie received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 and the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation in 2016.