Wounded Warriors Canada donates $100,000 to the Veterans Transition Network - Donation funds the Ontario provision of the VTN

KINGSTON, ON, April 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) is proud to continue their partnership with the Veterans Transition Network (VTN), announcing a $100,000 donation to the program for 2015. The funding is earmarked to support the program's Ontario provision and is made possible by Bruce Power's – the largest nuclear power station in North America – continued support of Wounded Warriors Canada.

The VTN is a 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 "unfinished business".

Oliver Thorne, Veterans Transition Network Operations Director, commented, "The generosity of organizations such as Wounded Warriors Canada and Bruce Power is the reason our programs can grow and thrive, and this donation has made a remarkable impact on our program delivery. We are working hard to give veterans in Ontario and across Canada the assistance they need and with this support our goals become a reality and our mission has meaning and purpose. The support of Wounded Warriors Canada will allow us to continue our work helping Ontario veterans to reconnect with their loved ones, learn new skills and successfully navigate their transition into civilian life." 

Phil Ralph, Wounded Warriors Canada National Program Director, commented, "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."

For more information on Wounded Warriors Canada please visit: www.woundedwarriors.ca

For more information on the Veterans Transition Network visit: https://vtncanada.org


SOURCE Wounded Warriors Canada

Image with caption: "Veterans Transition Network (CNW Group/Wounded Warriors Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150416_C7981_PHOTO_EN_14359.jpg

For further information: Media Contact: Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada, 1-888-706-4808 ext 5, scott@woundedwarriors.ca


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