Veteran Family Program Coordinators are ready to support medically-releasing CAF members and Veterans and their families at all 32 locations across Canada
OTTAWA, April 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Families are an integral part of Veterans' well-being and this is why we are enhancing and expanding programs and services that focus on not only the Veterans, but their families too. Supporting families is supporting Veterans. The Veteran Family Program will offer that support when a Veteran transitions to post-military life.
When Canadian Armed Forces members are medically-released from the military, they must adjust to a new way of life and so must their families. The Veteran Family Program was piloted in seven communities. The success of these pilots is why we have expanded the Veteran Family Program from seven to 32 Military Family Resource Centres across Canada. We are proud to provide a program that is available in the communities where Veterans live and is making a difference in the lives of the families that access it.
The Veteran Family Program is a suite of transition support services designed to help medically releasing CAF members and Veterans transition from military to post-service life by guiding them and their families to information and resources in their communities.
Medically-releasing from the military is a big change and support in the community can help.
With unlimited access to this Program, medically-releasing Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families can now receive support and services to help ease transition into post-military life.
Drop by to talk to a Veteran Family Program Coordinator today, or call or visit their website."
The Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
- Veterans Affairs Canada is committing $147 million over six years for this expansion.
- The Veteran Family Program offers transition services, referrals, family care plans, financial planning workshops, and Mental Health First Aid for the Veteran Community.
- Medically releasing CAF members and medically released Veterans and their families are eligible for the Veteran Family Program.
- For online information go to www.cafconnection.ca or call the 24/7 Family Information Line (1-800-866-4546).
SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, [email protected]; Alex Wellstead, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649