Home Away From Home

Honour House is a refuge, a “home away from home” for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.

These brave individuals, along with their families, sacrifice so much on a daily basis to protect our freedom and our everyday way of life. Honour House allows us the opportunity to show them that we care and how much we appreciate all that they do for us.

Located on a quiet tree-lined street in New Westminster, Honour House is a beautiful, fully renovated heritage home with 11 private bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The house has a large shared kitchen, living room, a media room, sunrooms and many other common spaces. The house is fully modernised, wheelchair accessible and is set in its own extensive and lovingly maintained grounds.

Honour House receives no direct funding and raises all of its operating costs through donations and fundraising. The house has one full time and one part time member of staff. Almost all of the work needed to keep Honour House running is carried out by our dedicated board of directors and our hard working team of volunteers, many of whom have served their country themselves.

But if we have been willing to give our lives to this enterprise, which is for the honour of our country, I appeal to our countrymen to see that those who depend on us are properly cared for.

Robert Falcon Scott

CANADIAN ARMED FORCES

Regular Force and Reservist members of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force)

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, Corrections Officers, Sheriffs, Coast Guards, Emergency Dispatchers, Search and Rescue, Border Guards, Conservation Officers

VETERANS & RETIREES

Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and retired members of the listed Emergency Services Groups

THEIR FAMILIES

The immediate family members (wives, husbands, common law partners and their dependent children)

Honour House provides a free of charge, temporary home for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and Emergency Services Personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver Area. These brave men and women, along with their families, sacrifice so much to protect our freedom and our everyday way of life, each and every day. Honour House allows us the opportunity to show our support and appreciation for their selfless sacrifice.

We are proud to support some of our bravest Canadians and their families by providing them with a comfortable place where they can recuperate and forget about the financial stresses associated with their need to leave home for treatment. Since September 2011, Honour House has saved our guests hundreds of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket accommodation fees.

Suffering from any form of serious illness is a very stressful event in anyone’s life. Consider a person who’s day-to-day job involves some of the most intense and stressful situations imaginable, and then include a serious illness for them or a member of their family. On top of all of this, they then have to leave behind their homes and the support of their friends and family as they travel to an unfamiliar city for treatment. Providing a free, safe and comfortable place of recovery for some of our bravest Canadians is the very least that we can do.

Guests at the Honour House