OTTAWA, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is honoured to
announce that Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire,
(Ret'd) has agreed to become Wounded Warriors Canada first ever,
General Dallaire had a distinguished career in the Canadian military,
achieving the rank of Lieutenant-General and becoming Assistant Deputy
Minister (Human Resources) in the Department of National Defence in
1998. In 1994, General Dallaire commanded the United Nations Assistance
Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR).
As National Patron, General Dallaire will help Wounded Warriors Canada
continue to bring national awareness to the staggering impacts of PTSD
on Canadian Forces Members and their families.
General Dallaire commented, "Wounded Warriors Canada, in its fundamental
philosophy, is committed to that intimate link with the wounded
veterans and their family members and, as such, responded so well to my
belief that every veteran counts and that we must strive to achieve
100% success in assisting to make each one of them thrive in our
society with the respect due to a Wounded Warrior".
Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, commented,
"This is a very important day for our organization. General Dallaire's
preeminent reputation and depth of knowledge about the impacts of
post-traumatic stress is invaluable to Wounded Warriors Canada. It is a
distinct honour to have him join our organization as National Patron
and we look forward to building on the strengths of this partnership".
About Wounded Warriors Canada:
Founded in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization
that helps Canadian Forces members - be they full time or reservists -
who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada.
Through a wide range or programs and services, they help find solutions
where gaps have left our soldiers in need. Currently, their primary
focus is on mental health and, particularly, the staggering impact of
PTSD, perpetrated by Operational Stress Injuries. Overall, however,
their mandate is to help any Veteran in need as they transition to
SOURCE: Wounded Warriors.ca
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