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The Memorial Grant Program for First Responders recognizes the service and sacrifice of responders in keeping Canadians safe. Through the program, families of first responders who die as a result of their duties can receive a one-time lump sum, tax-free direct maximum payment of $300,000.

What are the eligibility criteria for the Memorial Grant?

Who is eligible?

Families of first responders who die as a result of their duties are eligible, based upon the following order of priority:

How to apply for the Memorial Grant?

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 a trained specialist, 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.

What types of information or documents need to be submitted as part of the application?

The Memorial Grant Program is tailored to recognize and respond to the needs of grieving families, with an emphasis on a sensitive, client-service approach. While individual circumstances may vary, most applications will require:

Your government and your country can't ever thank you enough for what you do in your professional lives, but we hope that you will see the new Memorial Grant as a reflection of respect and appreciation for the bravery, the service, and the sacrifice of all public safety officers.”

- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, during his remarks at the Canadian Police Association Legislative Meeting on April 16, 2018
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