Government of Canada commends Target Canada for providing service men and women with meaningful employment
OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans, today at a roundtable organized by Target Canada, reinforced the Government of Canada's commitment to helping Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel find meaningful employment once their time in uniform is complete.
At the roundtable, Target Canada highlighted the company's dedication to providing Veterans with career opportunities through Canada Company's Military Employment Transition Program. MP Galipeau had the opportunity to hear firsthand from Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces personnel who have successfully started new careers at Target Canada thanks to the employment program.
- The Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces are working together to maximize private sector opportunities for transitioning military personnel and Veterans. Through the Government of Canada's Hire a Veteran initiative, and Canada Company's Military Employment Transition Program, more than 200 private sector employers have committed to hiring Veterans.
- Canada Company is a charitable, non-partisan organization that serves to build the bridge between business and community leaders and the Canadian Military. Its goal is to ensure that the men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) receive the widest support, care and recognition that they deserve.
- The Canada Company Military Employment Transition (MET) Program is an initiative developed to assist Canadian Armed Forces members, reservists and Veterans who are seeking to find jobs in the civilian workforce. The program serves as a bridge between the CAF and Canada Company's "Military Friendly Employer Partners."
"Our Government recognizes that Canada's Veterans are accomplished individuals with the skills, leadership and experience required to excel in private sector careers. I commend Target Canada for its dedication and commitment to providing our brave men and women with the career opportunities they need to successfully transition to civilian life."
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs
"I was honoured to meet with members of Target's team who have served in uniform to discuss the important role meaningful employment plays in a successful transition to civilian life. The Government is committed to ensuring that when Veterans leave military service, they have the supports they need and deserve."
Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa–Orléans
"At Target Canada, we value those who have served their country and are proud to employ Veterans, reservists and military families. It is an honour to work alongside the Government of Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces and Canada Company to achieve this goal."
Tiffany Monroe, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Target Canada
"To establish a successful military/Veteran transition program in any company, employees at every level need to embrace change. Target has been an exemplary Canada Company Military Employment Transition partner, and is leading the way in establishing Veteran hiring best practices within their company and across Canada. Our hats go off to the Target team for helping influence Corporate Canada in becoming a military/Veteran-friendly nation."
Angela Mondou, President, Canada Company
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Barbara Mottram, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468