We are an independent charity that is entirely run by volunteers. We believe every WWII Canadian veteran in the UK in need should be supported financially and emotionally with funds raised by the MLT. We also believe that our scholarships will allow outstanding students to dream big, expand their horizons and exceed expectations through life-changing opportunities.
The list of veterans supported by the Veterans’ Support Committee (VSC) is a dynamic one given that there are age related factors affecting the needs and numbers of veterans and their dependents including their wives. We currently support about 40 veterans with monetary assistance and friendly regular correspondence by post with best wishes sent for July 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays. The VSC is in liaison with the Department of Veteran Affairs at the High Commission where all veterans and their needs are vetted to ensure that only those in true need are supported.
The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) has awarded over 400 scholarships since 1967 when the fund was created with the proceeds of the Centennial Maple Leaf Ball. The selection process of the committee is comprehensive and intense with personal interviews of the final candidates. In recent years the committee has awarded an average of 16 scholarships each academic year.