“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.
Memorial Grant Program for
First Responders — MemorialGrant.ca
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