Donation funds the Ontario provision of the VTN
OTTAWA, May 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is very pleased to
continue their partnership with the Veterans Transition Network (VTN),
announcing a $100,000 donation to the program for 2014. The funding is
earmarked to support the program's Ontario provision.
In addition, Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) is also proud to announce
that Bruce Power - the largest nuclear power station in North America
and longtime supporter of Wounded Warriors Canada - will once again
sponsor the charity's program commitment.
The VTN is the first group-based program for veterans transitioning from
military to civilian life. For 3 months, participants in each program
spend 80 hours over 3 weekends living with and helping each other
identify and potentially remove barriers that hinder their transition.
Sessions take place in a completely confidential environment
facilitated by clinicians and paraprofessionals - focusing on the
transition process, the effects of trauma on the person, building
skills for self-regulation, communication skills, and completing
Tim Laider, Executive Director of the Veterans Transition Network,
commented, "The VTN was a major part of my transition home after
serving in Afghanistan and it has been my personal mission to make this
program available to as many Veterans as possible. The generous
contribution from Wounded Warriors Canada continues to make this
program possible in Ontario."
Phil Ralph, Wounded Warriors Canada National Program Director, commented
that, "The Veterans Transition Network is a state of the art program
that we are proud to support. Not only does the VTN help enable
soldiers to work through Operational Stress Injuries, it helps
transition a soldier's vast military skills into civilian skills -
helping them to be successful and productive in their transition to
civilian life. Our funding will continue to ensure this great program
is available in Ontario and we owe a great deal of gratitude to Bruce
Power, one of our long-standing corporate partners."
Harry Hall, Vice-President of Supply Chain for Bruce Power commented,
"It takes courage and strength to do what these soldiers do for our
country. We are extremely grateful for the sacrifices they've made and
hope this donation will make it a little easier for our wounded
soldiers to transition back to civilian life."
About Wounded Warriors Canada:
Founded in 2006, Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization
that helps Canadian Armed Forces members - be they regular force,
reservists or retired - 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
Image with caption: "(L-R): Phil Ralph, Wounded Warriors Canada National Program Director; Tim Laidler, Veterans Transition Network Executive Director; Scott Maxwell, Wounded Warriors Canada Executive Director; Chris Linford, Wounded Warriors Canada National Ambassador (CNW Group/Wounded Warriors Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140507_C7161_PHOTO_EN_40079.jpg
SOURCE: Wounded Warriors Canada
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