Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

On December 21st, 2020 a planned expansion to include the families of correctional, parole and probation officers was announced. Eligible families will be able to begin applying in early 2021. More information will be available soon.

The Government of Canada continues to work in collaboration with the public safety community to assess the need to expand this program to other public safety personnel. In the coming months, the Government of Canada will move forward with a targeted consultation to consider the scope of this program.

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.

Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Consulting Inc. has been contracted by Public Safety Canada to administer the Memorial Grant Program application process.

For detailed information, visit

To reach one of their trained specialists, please contact:
Toll-free: 1-833-469-0753
TTY device: 1-888-362-5889

By mail:
Memorial Grant Program for First Responders
116 Albert St., Suite #1000
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5G3

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Public Safety Canada: or contact Service Canada toll free at 1-800-622-6232 or TTY at 1-800-926-9105.


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