Memorial Grant Program for First Responders

When firefighters, police officers, paramedics, correctional, parole or probation officers 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 beneficiaries of first responders who have died as a result of their duties.

The Memorial Grant is a non-economic benefit and does not compensate beneficiaries of first responders for monetary loss (income replacement) or serve as life insurance, but rather, is in recognition of their service and sacrifice.

OXARO 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: or contact Service Canada toll free at 1-800-622-6232 or TTY at 1-800-926-9105.


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