Homes for Heroes
Apr 07, 2021
Cameron Diggon
Homes for Heroes

Homes for Heroes's mission is to integrate all our homeless military veterans into the community through the provision of housing and support services across Canada by:

  • Building unique and affordable urban villages in major cities across Canada where homeless veterans will be able to successfully integrate back into civilian life
  • Providing the resources, services and training they will need to achieve the goal of living independently in the long term

The villages for veterans consist of 15 to 25 individual “tiny homes” arranged in a park-like setting.  All homes face inward to facilitate peer-to-peer support: 

  • Each home is less than 300 square feet in size, but fully equipped with all the features of a larger home
  • Each village also incorporates a central resource centre, counselling office, community garden and other amenities

Our guest speaker is Captain (Ret’d) Cameron Diggon who has served in many leadership roles in the Canadian Arctic, Cyprus, West Germany and other Canadian assignments, receiving numerous decorations. After his retirement from the military, Cameron entered the oil and gas business, eventually founding his own private oil and gas production and development company.

He continued to serve, however, in senior leadership positions with a variety of Canadian, military-focussed charities, eventually assuming the role of Director of Funds Development with the Homes for Heroes Foundation.