About Veteran's Alliance


A history of healing & service for Manitoba's Veterans.

In 2017, the Veterans Alliance of Canada Inc. was born when three Winnipeg-based Veterans got together to launch a non-profit organization to assist their fellow Veterans, with the proceeds going back into Manitoba’s Veteran community.

In only a few years, we have increased our membership and have donated thousands of dollars to local and distant organizations that are dedicated to assisting the Veteran community. We aim to continue to grow our organization’s reach to include Veterans beyond our main base in Winnipeg and Brandon, and we will of course continue to support Veterans in any way we can.

Veterans Alliance Executive Team

VAC is run by a board of directors. Our executive consists of:

Mark Vandersteen


Born and raised in Manitoba Mark Joined the regular forces in 1989 as a vehicle tech and served 9 years. In 1995 he served in UNDOF (Golan heights). Throughout his time in the military. he was posted in Suffield, Calgary, and Edmonton. He voluntarily released in 1997. Mark has been with Veterans Alliance since day 1, helping establish the business to what it is today.

Dave Gooch


Dave comes to the Veterans Alliance after a total of 37 years with the RCMP. Joining the force in 1980 Dave worked in general duty policing in BC, NWT and MB. Dave served in 93/94 with the United Nations civilian police component of the UNPROFOR mission in the former Yugoslavia. Dave was medically discharged in 2006 retiring at the rank of Sgt.

Greg Gareau


Originally from Bellevue, Saskatchewan, Greg joined the Canadian Forces in the fall of 1981 as a vehicle technician (mechanic) and retired after 25 years of service. He spent four years in Germany, had deployments in Bosnia (2.5 tours), and supported the war against terrorists in Afghanistan. After spending 19 out of 25 years in Winnipeg, he now considers Winnipeg his home.

Our Team

Pamela Tomayer

Office Manager

Born and raised in northern Manitoba, Pam became involved with the mining industry and became a leader in the occupational health programs. After she met her husband, John, they decided to relocate to Winnipeg where she began working with the Veterans and learning about all the amazing uses of medical cannabis.