Welcome to BuyVeteranCA!



FIND A BUSINESS

To find a business you can filter by province and/or industry sector. They are also searchable by company name.



REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS

The Directory exists to help you grow your personal and professional networks. Listing businesses in the BuyVeteranCA Directory is free and open to all current or former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families.

About BuyVeteranCA

BuyVeteranCA is another way we support Veteran entrepreneurship. BuyVeteranCA is Canada’s premiere online directory dedicated to promoting businesses owned by members of the military and Veteran communities.


The directory is the civilian-facing arm of our work with Veterans. We know Canadians are looking for ways to support and thank our military. When you buy from one of these businesses, you are not only receiving a great product or service, you’re supporting a Veteran in their new life mission.

- Sharon Broughton, CEO of Prince’s Trust Canada


The BuyVeteranCA Directory lists more than 600 businesses and has become the rallying place for the #BuyVeteranCA movement in Canada. To find a business you can filter by province and/or industry sector. You can also search by company name. This makes it easy to find products and services in local communities and online. From bakeries in British Columbia, to home inspectors in Ontario, to B & B’s in Newfoundland, we’re helping Canadians to Buy Veteran.

  

In addition, the Prince’s Trust Canada’s annual #BuyVeteranCA campaign celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of Canada’s soldiers, sailors, aviators, and the families who stand behind them. Every year during Remembrance Week (November 1st to 11th), the campaign reaches millions of Canadians at home and abroad through radio, print, television and social media advertising.


MENTOR A VETERAN

For Veteran entrepreneurs, having a mentor and continuously making connections is vital, and it’s central to all of our Operation Entrepreneur programs.

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Prince's Trust Canada Helps Veteran-Owned Business Realize its Growth Potential

2021

Meet Kevin

Kevin joined the military at 18 as a combat engineer. Fourteen years later in 2016, he was diagnosed with PTSD from a 2008 tour in Afghanistan. “I transitioned out in 2016 and decided to do the one thing I could never do in the military: grow a beard.”

Beards only became acceptable as part of military dress protocol in September 2018, so Kevin had never experienced the troubles that come with growing one.

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Canadian Veteran Finds her New Mission with the Help of Prince's Trust Canada's Entrepreneurship Program

2021

Meet Moira

After 36 years of travelling the world with the Royal Canadian Airforce, Moira McKenzie decided to leave the military to start something new.

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Prince's Trust Canada Entrepreneurship Program Helps Veteran-Owned Business Change the Game of Fighting Wildfires

2021

Meet Cole

Cole Rosentreter taught people how to jump out of planes in the dark. In December 2014, a random, extremely serious parachuting accident left him on a long road to recovery. Cole was 32. The idea for his business, Pegasus Imagery, came to him in 2016 – “to build a company that focuses on disasters.”

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Father-Son Team Lean on Prince's Trust Canada to Help Launch Their Dream of Starting a Brewing Company

2021

Meet Richard & Brady

Richard McNish and Brady McNish started brewing in their basement as a hobby; now, they are the co-founders of Dog House Brewing Company. With a shared passion for fine craft beer, the father-son duo had tossed around the idea of starting a business for years with no avail. That is, until Richard’s wife, Tina Parker McNish, finally set the idea in motion with encouragement and a necessary push to “just do it or shut up.”

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Sustainable Leather Company Gains Support with Prince's Trust Canada's BuyVeteranCA Campaign

2021

Meet Jeremy

Attention to detail is a skill Jeremy Mitchell honed through years of military service. Now, it is a skill he uses to design leather goods, some embossed with finely crafted details that pay homage to his past.

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Meet Christina - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2020

Meet Christina

Victoria B.C.- based entrepreneur Christina Connelly and her husband Danyal Beale have over 50 years of combined military experience.

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Meet Matthew - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2020

Meet Matthew

Matthew van Erp served 25 years in the military. He’s now using his personal experiences and the skills he learned in the Forces on his new mission – helping people lead a healthy, wholesome life

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Meet Nicole - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2020

Meet Nicole

The past few months for Nicole Schur have been a whirlwind. After serving 26 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and retiring from the military in January 2020, she started Nicole Schur Yoga. The COVID-19 pandemic hit, and she was forced to close her studio.

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Meet Rene - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2020

Meet Rene

When Rene Doucet was preparing to retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 23 years of service, he decided he wanted to start a second career in entrepreneurship. He had already dabbled in business ownership and had run a renovation company for four years while still serving.

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Meet Ryan - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2020

Meet Ryan

After serving for 15 years in the Canadian Armed Forces and sustaining an injury in Afghanistan, Ryan Pagnacco decided to go back to school to study mechanical engineering.

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Meet Frédéric - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate and mentee

2019

Meet Frédéric

Frédéric Verville discovered the importance of business networking while attending our seven-day boot camp at Laval University. He realized that he didn’t have to do it all alone and how asking for help could make a huge difference to his business

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Meet Kristin - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate and mentee

2019

Meet Kristin

From suffering a concussion and being medically released from the Canadian Armed Forces to starting a successful business she’s excited and passionate about, Kristin Topping’s journey through recovery, transition and entrepreneurship has been remarkable.

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Meet Justin - Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2019

Meet Justin

Justin learned the fundamentals of leadership and team-building during his time in the military and wanted to share his knowledge with others.

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Meet Patrick – Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2019

Meet Patrick

Patrick Lamothe began looking for a way to link his passion for climbing to a business venture. While leading a course, he got an idea about how to build an indoor climbing facility that would better replicate the outdoors. 

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Meet J.R. – Operation Entrepreneur boot camp graduate

2019

Meet J.R.

It took J.R. Smith several years after leaving the military to find his place. Now, with his own woodworking business thriving, he’s committed to helping other veterans land on their feet.

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