Resources

Nobody knows you better than yourself.

Our goal is to provide a toolkit of resources that serves the community.

Select a category below

VAC Assistance Service (24/7 Crisis Line)

The VAC Assistance Service provides psychological support. It is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call toll-free: 1-800-268-7708
TDD/TTY: 1-800-567-5803

* For Veterans, RCMP Veterans, their families and caregivers provided at no cost.

 

CF Member Employee Assistance Program

Call toll-free for a confidential talk – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: 1-800-268-7708

 

Medavie Blue Cross

Health Professional Inquiries for Federal Administered Programs for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC).

Call toll-free (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time): 1-800-268-7708

https://www.medaviebc.ca/en/health-professionals/contact-1

 

Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre

Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, family programs, education and general support for the military/veteran community.

https://www.cafconnection.ca/Edmonton/Contact-Us/Military-Family-Resource-Centre.aspx

 

Suffield Military Family Resource Centre

Suffield Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) has been committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, education, family programs, and general support for the military/veteran community.

https://www.cafconnection.ca/Suffield/Home.aspx

 

DND Mental Health Services

Canadian Armed Forces members have access to a range of programs while serving in the Forces, including exceptional medical and mental health care, support for families, and comprehensive reintegration and return-to-work programs for those who are ill and injured.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-health-services/mental-health-resources.page?

 

Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group (CAF TG)

The Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group (CAF TG) provides support to all members with professional services as they transition from active duty to post-military life.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/reports-publications/transition-guide/about-the-caf-transition-group.html

 

National Morale and Welfare Services

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services deliver a variety of programs and services for the benefit of serving and former Canadian Armed Forces members, their families, and members of the extended military community.

https://www.cafconnection.ca/

 

Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP)

The Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan (PDSP) is a voluntary, contributory dental services plan established by the Government of Canada to provide eligible public service pensioners, and their eligible family members, with coverage for specific dental services and supplies that are not covered under a provincial or territorial health or dental care plan.

The PDSP covers only reasonable and customary dental treatment necessary to prevent or correct a dental disease or defect, if the treatment is consistent with generally accepted dental practices. All entitlements are based on the PDSP Rules.

https://www.sunnet.sunlife.com/signin/csi/pdsp/e/home.wca?

 

Foreign Countries Operation​

If you live outside Canada, please call Foreign Countries Operations. FCO is responsible for the provision of benefits and services available to eligible Canadian Veterans and their dependents who reside or vacation outside of Canada.

1-888-996-2242

 

Standing Committee On National Defence And Veteran Affairs​

https://www.ourcommons.ca/Content/Archives/Committee/352/defa/committee-e.html

 

Veterans Review and Appeal Board (Gov. Site)

http://www.vrab-tacra.gc.ca/Home-accueil-eng.cfm

 

Veterans Review and Appeal Board – 5 Legal Serve

https://www.5plegalservices.com/

 

RCMP Mental Health Services

http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/fam/ptsd-tspt-eng.htm

 

VAC Resources for Allied Veterans

Low-income Allied Veterans now living in Canada may qualify for the War Veterans Allowance (WVA) and its related services and benefits.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/information-for/allied-veterans

 

Library And Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada preserves the documentary heritage of Canada and is a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the advancement of Canada as a free and democratic society.

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/

 

Canadian Armed Forces Pensions

Find information about the Canadian Armed Forces Pension plans that is specific to you as an active or retired member and to your survivors/child). Learn about participating in the pension plan, retirement income sources and pension options.

https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/fac-caf/accueil-home-eng.html

 

Last Post Fund

The primary mandate is to deliver the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program which provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Canadian and Allied Veterans.

http://www.lastpostfund.ca/

 

Community War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada is committed to honouring those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace, and to keeping the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians. Community War Memorial funding supports the construction, restoration or expansion of a community war memorial.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/funding-programs/commemorative-partnership/community-war-memorial

 

Wounded Warriors Canada

Wounded Warriors Canada honours and supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

https://woundedwarriors.ca/how-we-help-veterans/

 

Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday (COPE)​

COPE programs are delivered nationally and in English and French and are open to all Canadian veterans and first responders and their spouse/partner. This group includes currently serving and retired/released veterans of the CAF as well as RCMP, Police, Fire, EMS and Corrections services. Also included are Nursing staff who work in emergency services.

https://woundedwarriors.ca/how-we-help/cope-couples-overcoming-ptsd-everyday/

 

Quebec Veterans Foundation

Foundation that supports Veterans experiencing challenges in order for them to succeed with their transition to civilian life while continuing to contribute to the well-being of Veterans who reside at Ste. Anne’s Hospital.

http://deretourenforce.ca/en/

 

Renos For Heros

https://www.renosforheroes.org/

 

Honour Canadian Soldiers

http://www.honourourcanadiansoldiers.com/english.html

 

UN/NATO Veterans Group

This is a Canada-wide group formed in January 2008 and has chapters located across Canada.

https://veteransunnatohq.com

ANAVETS

The Dominion Civil Service War Veterans Association was formed in 1947 as a non-profit association of World War II Veterans who were employees of the Dominion (of Canada ) Civil Service.

http://anavets.ca/links/veteran-associations/ 

Atlantic Heroes Peer Group

The Society of Atlantic Heroes (SOAH) is a regional non-profit organization that provides veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and community first responders with a safe haven to deal with serious personal challenges that lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) as a result of Occupational Stress Injuries.   The SOAH will establish a Transition Support Centre of Excellence (Atlantic House)  that will host a framework of support services to deliver holistic care to veterans and families. 

https://atlanticheroes.org/

Canadian Association Of Veterans In United Nations Peacekeeping

An Association of retired and serving Canadian military (Regular and Reserve), RCMP and civilian personnel who have served on United Nations Peacekeeping Missions. The Association also welcomes those who have served on other peacekeeping missions in which participation was sanctioned by the Government of Canada.

http://www.cavunp.org/

 

 

Firewell (Hamilton Area)

Firewell is a health and wellness community for firefighters. Their site provides access to information and resources on workplace safety and share ideas with firefighters and researchers. 

https://firewell.ca

Guitars For Vets

A program that matches veterans and still-serving members with PTSD or other service-related disabilities with a gently used guitar and online lessons/volunteer lessons where available. Putting the healing power of music in the hands of heroes.  

https://vetscanada.org/guitars-for-vets.php  

Korea Veterans Association Of Canada Inc.

The Korea Veterans Association of Canada embodies the spirit of comradeship that was developed during the Korean War and the years that followed. 

http://www.kvacanada.com/ 

Military Minds

Military Minds Inc is an active, connected membership that does not create programs or services but instead helps connect its members to those very programs and services that fulfill their needs.

http://www.militarymindsinc.com/

Old Boots Peer Group 

Old Boots veterans group welcomes all elements of the military and RCMP, any age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and identity, and level of physical ability. Old Boots employs a structured but flexible weekly meeting format which includes members individually commenting on joys and frustrations of their previous week, guided group discussions during handcraft projects (quilting, soapstone carving, and leatherwork, as examples). The handcrafting discussions typically focus on stressors/triggers and coping mechanisms, reintegration into civilian life, and world events. 

https://oldboots.ca/

 

Project Trauma Support

The Project Trauma Support Peer Groups are weekly or biweekly gatherings open to any military members, veterans or first responders (police, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, corrections officers) with the desire to heal from the effects of trauma.

http://www.projecttraumasupport.com/

Rogue Adventure Group 

Kiteboarding camps for veterans and first responders focusing on mental health through sports and the shared experience of learning 

https://www.rogueadventuregroup.com/

RCMP Veterans Association 

https://rcmpva.org/

 

Roméo Dallaire’s Child Soldiers Initiative

 As global leaders in the fight against child soldiers, they seek to progressively ending the use of child soldiers through a security sector approach.

https://www.childsoldiers.org/en/vtecs/ 

 

Sheep Dog Lodge

Sheepdog Lodge is a rustic log cabin retreat for Combat Veterans and First Responders to reconnect and recuperate

http://www.sheepdoglodge.com/


Soldiers Helping Soldiers

Based out of Ottawa, Soldiers Helping Soldiers volunteers do everything from preparing and serving meals, massive cleaning projects, joint community service ventures such as Clean Up the Capital, packaging up food stuffs at the food bank, performing police walk along patrols, assisting at the drop in centre, attending meetings, designing leaflets and web pages, offering a listening ear and encouraging words and, most importantly, assisting in completing Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs paperwork.

https://shs-ncr.org/​

 

The Canadian Veterans Advocacy

The Canadian Veterans Advocacy Inc. is an Federal-registered not-for-profit corporation focused on improving the quality of life for Canadian Veterans. 

http://canadianveteransadvocacy.ca/

 

The Singing Soldiers

Singing Soldiers provide informative public seminars on natural methods of trauma healing, songwriting and more. This allows for public and service members to receive a message of natural coping strategies which bring hope to those who serve and suffer.

 https://singingsoldiers.com

Veterans Canada

http://www.veteransofcanada.ca/

Veteran’s Emergency Transition Services

VETS Canada is a national, volunteer-driven, nonprofit corporation. As service providers of Veterans Affairs Canada, that provide aid and comfort to Canadian veterans that are in-crisis.

https://vetscanada.org/

 

Warrior Adventures Canada

Adventure based peer support involving camping and whitewater canoeing. 

https://warrioradventures.ca/ 

 

 

 

Operational Stress Injury Support System (OSISS)

The OSISS network is coordinated by screened, trained peers who bring firsthand experience and practical knowledge of what it is like to struggle with an OSI or to live with someone with an OSI.

https://www.cfmws.com/en/AboutUs/DCSM/OSISS/Contact/Pages/default.aspx

Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors Canada honours and supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, first responders and their families.

https://woundedwarriors.ca/how-we-help-veterans/

Buddy Check Coffee

A veteran only program of the Royal Canadian Legion OSI Special Section where veterans can gather at a designated place and time and enjoy peer support across Canada at Legion Branches or Coffee shops.

https://www.facebook.com/opvetbuild/

 

Legion Service Officers Across Canada

For information on Royal Canadian Legion services including representation and advocacy services with Veterans Affairs Canada, benevolent assistance through the Poppy Fund, Legion Housing, and assisting homeless and at-risk Veterans, please contact a Legion Service Officer in your province.

http://www.legion.ca/support-for-veterans/contact-a-service-officer

 

Operation VetBuild

Helping veterans heal through hobby and social support.

https://www.facebook.com/opvetbuild/

 

Royal Canadian Legion: Operation Leave The Streets Behind

The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to helping Veterans and their families in need find homes. There are national and provincial programs that offer financial assistance and support for homeless Veterans and those at-risk of homelessness.

Phone: 613-591-3335 or
Toll-free: 1-877-534-4666
veteransservices@legion.ca
Contact a Command Service Officer in your area

Email: rclontariocommand@legion.ca

 

 

Family Information Line

The Family Information is a confidential, personal, bilingual and free service offering information, support, referrals, reassurance and crisis management to the military community. They serve Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families- immediate and extended.

https://www.cafconnection.ca/National/Stay-Connected/Family-Information-Line/Connect-With-Us.aspx

Phoenix Centre (Pembroke)

A family centre that supports all children and families in the achievement of optimal mental health and well-being.

https://phoenixctr.com/

Roots of Empathy

The focus of Roots of Empathy in the long term is to build capacity of the next generation for responsible citizenship and responsive parenting. In the short term, Roots of Empathy focuses on raising levels of empathy, resulting in more respectful and caring relationships and reduced levels of bullying and aggression.

https://rootsofempathy.org/roots-of-empathy/

Disability Benefit

Includes disability pensions and children’s benefits, savings plans and a gasoline tax refund program.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/disability.html

Warrior Adventures Canada

Warrior Adventures Canada provides therapeutic adventure programs to veterans and first responders suffering from PTSD and other mental health disorders.

https://warrioradventures.ca/

Epic Pass

Great season pass deals in providing better access to hit the slopes.

Military Epic Passes provide unlimited, unrestricted access to all of our Owned & Operated resorts including:
Vail, Beaver Creek, Whistler Blackcomb, Breckenridge, Park City, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Crested Butte, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Stevens Pass, Wilmot, Afton Alps, and Mt. Brighton for the 2018-19 season, as well as Perisher in Australia

https://www.epicpass.com/pass-results/military.aspx  

Soldier On

The Soldier On program, and the complementary Soldier On Fund, provides resources and opportunities for ill and injured CF personnel and former personnel to attain and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle through physical fitness, recreation and sport.

https://www.soldieron.ca/Get-Support/Activities-and-Events

Dream Casters Society

A non-profit organization compassionately dedicated to improving the lives of those less-privileged by taking them fishing for a day! CAST a few smiles, CATCH a few fish, RELEASE their troubles, and ENJOY a day on the water

http://dreamcasterssociety.com/

Invictus Games Canada

Invictus Games is a multi-national para-sport event for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans.

https://invictusgamesfoundation.org/

Outward Bound

Outward Bound Canada’s Veterans’ Program is designed to help Canadian Armed Forces veterans face the challenges they often encounter post-deployment, through inspiring journeys of healing and self-discovery in the Canadian wilderness.

http://outwardbound.ca/course_index.asp?Category=110

Vet Fit GoodLife Fitness

Yearly membership discount facilitated by The Canadian Legacy Project.

http://www.canadianlegacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/VET-FIT-Membership-Application-Form-final-v.1-1.pdf

Network of OSI Clinics Canada

Each operational stress injury clinic provides assessment, treatment, prevention and support to serving CAF members, Veterans and RCMP members and former members.

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/health/mental-health/understanding-mental-health/clinics

Royal OSI Clinic

The Royal’s OSI Clinic is part of the Anxiety Disorders Program. The clinic also belongs to a national network of OSI clinics funded by Veterans Affairs Canada.

http://www.theroyal.ca/

Homewood Guelph

Located in Guelph, Ontario, the Homewood Health Centre is one of the largest mental health and addiction facilities in Canada and is unique in Canadian healthcare serving as a specialized provincial and national resource as well as providing essential regional services for residents of Guelph and Wellington County.

https://homewoodhealth.com/corporate

Homewood Vancouver

At The Homewood Clinic in Vancouver you have immediate access to private, physician-supported outpatient treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, addiction and co-occurring conditions.

Call:  604-265-1174 or 866-986-2165

https://homewoodhealth.com/clinics/depression-anxiety-addiction-ptsd-treatment-vancouver

Veterans Transition Network

The Veterans Transition Network is the only Canadian charity affiliated with the University of British Columbia delivers a mental health transition course specifically for Veterans from coast to coast.

https://vtncanada.org/

Hospitals, Health and Formal Social Services

Canadian Resources for the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

http://www.trauma-ptsd.com/en/ressources

Canadian Institute for Military & Veteran Health Research – CIMVHR

To enhance the lives of Canadian military personnel, Veterans and their families by harnessing the national capacity for research.

Connex Ontario (Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Services)

ConnexOntario operates a helpline that provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, mental health or gambling

http://www.connexontario.ca/

University of Athabasca

http://www.athabascau.ca/aboutau/military/

 

University of Manitoba

https://umextended.ca/military-support/

 

Legion Military Skills Conversion Program BCIT

The Legion Military Skills Conversion Program is designed to help accelerate and advance the civilian careers of former and current Reserve Force and Regular Force Canadian military members. Through the three pronged program, participants can choose to follow: Fast track your education with a credential at BCIT, Become an entrepreneur, or finding a job and get working.

https://www.bcit.ca/legion/

 

Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur

Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur is a national program for transitioning Canadian Armed Forces members interested in starting their own business. We offer the education, tools and resources needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.

https://www.princesoperationentrepreneur.ca/

 

Northern Alberta Institute Of Technology (NAIT)

http://www.nait.ca/canadian-forces-program.htm

 

Royal Roads University

http://www.royalroads.ca/prospective-students/canadian-armed-forces-and-dnd-students

 

On Transfer

The Transfer Guide includes information on established routes or pathways that enable students to transfer credits among Ontario’s colleges and universities. Currently, the majority of pathways are from college to university; however there are increasing numbers of pathways from college to college and some from university to college and university to university. Students can search the Transfer Guide for program and course-to-course transfer options.

https://www.ontransfer.ca

 

Canada Company Scholarship Fund

The Canada Company Scholarship Fund was created in recognition of the selfless sacrifice that Canada’s brave military personnel make in the service of their country and in tribute to the children they have left behind.

https://www.canadacompany.ca/en/initiatives/scholarships/index.html

 

Dominion Civil Service War Veterans’ Association Scholarship

The purpose of the trust is to award scholarships to support, encourage, and promote the education of former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Regular or Reserve.

http://anavets.ca/dominion-civil-service-war-veterans-association-scholarship/

 

Support Our Troops National Scholarship Program

Support Our Troops launched the National Scholarship Program to address the increasing need for scholarship opportunities for military family members. The goal is to assist more youth in military families to pursue their continuing and post-secondary education.

https://www.supportourtroops.ca/Give-Support/National-Scholarship-Program

Habitat For Humanity

Valour Place (Edmonton, A.B.)

Honour House (New Westminister, B.C.)

Ronald McDonald House Canada

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada

Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
https://www.teamrubicon.ca/

VAC Career Transition Services

The Career Transition Services Program can help you find a career that is best suited for you. Our qualified career counsellors, understand the challenges of career transition. They provide one-on-one career counselling, help with resume writing, interview preparation, job-finding assistance and in some cases job-placement. 
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/transition/career-transition-services

Helmets To Hardhats

The program is focused on career opportunities in Canada for anyone who has served (or is currently serving and looking to transition to a civilian career) in either the Regular or Reserve Force Components of the Canadian Forces. The program offers apprenticeship opportunities to achieve a journey person qualification in the building and construction trade of one’s choice, as well as potential opportunities in other management positions within this industry, all leading to a promising new career.
http://www.helmetstohardhats.ca/en/home.htm

Forces @ Work by Prospect

Un Cheval Pour Mieux Vivre [Equine Therapy]

Psychoeducation and osteopathy facilitated by the horse

http://www.unchevalpourmieuxvivre.com/?fbclid=IwAR1IO77YpTYAdSXT__WIEKnfVzT6kKm6W3mg8pGG_aQoIVZB8rCb_4qGWeA

Equinox Therapeutic

A place of healing, self-discovery, and growth. Our Edmonton psychologists specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction, and relationships.
https://equinoxtherapeutic.com/services/equine-assisted-mental-health-therapy/

Equine Assisted Therapy Institute

The Equine Assisted Therapy Institute will be recognized as a pioneer and a leader in the use of Mindfulness-Based Equine Assisted Therapy.
http://equine-ati.com/about.html

CanPraxis

Uses horses to help soldiers recover from it and regain their family relationships.
https://canpraxis.com/

MSAR (Winnipeg)

MSAR is an independent Non-Government Organization (NGO) that has main offices in Winnipeg and is the only agency directed by aboriginal elders, advisors and First Nation leadership. We partner with like-minded agencies to deliver and operate program and services.

https://msarservicedogs.com/

 

Canadian Legacy Project Dog Pantry

https://www.canadianlegacy.org/food-for-service-dogs/

Courageous Companions Canada

Citadel Canine Society

Trains Medical Service dogs for Veterans, Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Nurses, and 9-1-1 personnel who are diagnosed with PTSD or Occupational Stress Injury.

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society

https://pads.ca/

Wounded Warriors Canada PTSD Service Dog Program

Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) has made significant investments, as a leading funder of PTSD Service Dogs. The preliminary results of the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) funded efficacy study has reinforced and provided early clinical evidence which we know to be imperially true: Properly trained PTSD Service Dogs can and do change and save lives. Wounded Warriors does not provide funding for service dogs, but has established a trusted directory of Wounded Warriors Certified Service Dog Providers.

https://woundedwarriors.ca/our-programs/ptsd-service-dog-program/

 

 

 

Business Grants and Financing

Grants, loans, private and public sector financing and leveraging personal assets.

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/business/grants.html

 

Futurpreneur

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39.

https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/

Summer Company

If you are 15-29 years old, you could be eligible to to get money and advice to run a summer business in Ontario.

Deal Hack 8

The Dealhack Canadian Military and Veteran Discounts List is the result of our quarterly survey of brands that offer discounts to all members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

www.dealhack.ca

Veterans Emergency Fund

The Veterans Emergency Fund (VEF) provides emergency financial support to Veterans, their families and survivors whose well-being is at risk due to an urgent and unexpected situation. The emergency fund will provide short-term relief while we work with you to identify any long-term needs and possible solutions.
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/services/financial/veterans-emergency-fund

SISIP Financial

Providing tailored advice and product solutions that enhance the financial health and security of the members of the CAF Community, veterans, and their families.
https://www.sisip.com/en/Policies/Small-Preventive-Loan-Program

Poppy Trust Funds

The Legion Poppy Fund, the Legion provides financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need.
http://www.legion.ca/remembrance/donate-to-the-poppy-fund/use-of-the-poppy-funds

Bank of Montreal Defence Community Banking

To better serve the banking needs of members of the RCMP Veterans’ Association, BMO has services such as free banking with the performance plan, BMO employee pricing with mortgage options, and more.
https://www.bmo.com/main/personal/canadian-defence-community-banking/RCMP/

Broadmead Care

The Veterans Health Centre is a partnership between Broadmead Care and Veterans Affairs Canada. The Centre provides health, social, and recreational services for veterans living in the community. https:

https://www.broadmeadcare.com/adult-day-programs/veterans-programs-and-services/

Canada House Clinics

Veteran Rehab (Victoria)

https://veteranrehabandperform.com/

Physi-Yogi (Edmonton)

Physio Works (Vancouver)

Parley Rideau

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is an innovative Seniors Village with 450 long-term care beds and 139 independent-living apartments. Veterans enjoy priority access to 250 of the long-term care beds and to the apartments. A growing number of clinical, therapeutic and recreational services are available on-site.

https://perleyrideaufoundation.ca/

Bureau of Pensions Advocates

If you choose to review or appeal a disability benefits decision made by Veterans Affairs Canada, the Bureau of Pensions Advocates (BPA)–a nation-wide organization of lawyers within Veterans Affairs Canada–can provide you with free legal advice and representation.

https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/veterans-rights/how-to-appeal/bureau-pensions-advocates

Michel Drapeau Law Office

Michel Drapeau Law Office provides legal advice focused on federal law with emphasis on Military Law (including grievances, as well as trials and appeals under the Code of Service Discipline), Veterans Law, Freedom of Information (access) Law and Privacy Law, Human Rights Law (including complaints of harassment and discrimination),Employment Law in the public sector, Estates Law (including Wills and appointments as Power of Attorney). Typical clientele is drawn principally from the Canadian military across Canada (Regular and Reserves including RMC cadets), veterans, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and federal public servants.

http://www.mdlo.ca

Military Grievances External Review Committee

The Military Grievances External Review Committee is an independent administrative tribunal. The Committee reviews military grievances and provides findings and recommendations to the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Canadian Armed Forces member who submitted the grievance.

http://mgerc-ceegm.gc.ca/

 

Valour Law

Valour Law aims to make legal issues simple and straightforward by helping you get things less complicated so you can move on with your new life. Main areas of practice include: Family Law, Deployment and Estate Needs for Military Personnel, VAC Disability Claims, and Real Estate. 

http://valourlaw.com

Alpha House (Calgary)

Calgary Alpha House Society is a non-profit= charitable agency that provides safe and caring environment for individuals whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drug dependancies. 

https://alphahousecalgary.com

 

Cockrell House (Victoria)

https://www.colwood.ca/discover-colwood/faces-places/cockrell-house-provides-home-veterans-transition

Honour House (New Westminister, BC)

Honour House is a refuge, a “home away from home” for members of our Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans, Emergency Services Personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.

https://www.honourhouse.ca

Homes For Heroes (Calgary)

The Homes For Heroes Foundation was developed in response to the growing number of military veterans who are facing crisis as they return to civilian life and find themselves on the path to homelessness.  As many as 5,000 veterans are homeless and living on the streets in Canada.  These veterans put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and now they need, and deserve, our support.  With your help Homes For Heroes will provide them with housing along with the resources, services and training that will enable them to successfully transition back into civilian life.

https://homesforheroesfoundation.ca 

Legion Manor (Victoria)

https://www.legionmanorvictoria.ca/

Legacy Place Society (Edmonton)

https://legacyplacesociety.com

Veteran’s Memorial Lodge (Victoria)

https://www.broadmeadcare.com/care-programs/veterans-memorial-lodge

 

Veteran Health Center (Victoria)

https://www.broadmeadcare.com/care-and-programs/veterans-health-centre

 

Valour Place (Victoria)

Valour Place is a temporary home away from home for all Canadian Forces members, RCMP, Families of the Fallen, Veterans and First Responders along with their families who require medical treatment in Edmonton,

https://www.valourplace.ca

 

Whole Way House (Vancouver)

Whole Way House Society provides community building programs and tenant support services for 133 vulnerable seniors and veterans in the Downtown Eastside living at the Veterans Manor in partnership with BC Housing.

https://wholewayhouse.ca/  

RESPECT Forum

Semi-annual General Meeting for NGOs relating to veterans and first-responders that occurs in various cities nationwide.

http://respectcanada.org/

Atlantic Heroes Peer Group

https://atlanticheroes.org/ 

Buddy Check Coffee

A veteran only program of the Royal Canadian Legion OSI Special Section where veterans can gather at a designated place and time and enjoy peer support across Canada at Legion Branches or Coffee shops.

https://www.facebook.com/opvetbuild/

 

Old Boots Peer Group 

https://oldboots.ca/  

Post Traumatic Growth Association 

The Post Traumatic Growth Association (PTGA) is a not-for-profit that facilitates positive and healthy peer groups, activities, and events predominantly in Western Canada. Main efforts  have included: nutrition workshops, trauma informed movement therapy, community coffee chats, lifestyle based activities, and informal peer support both in-person and online. PTGA peer groups are distinctly informal, but facilitated by trained peers. 

https://ptga.ca/

 

Project Trauma Support

https://projecttraumasupport.com/

 

Brave And Broken

http://www.braveandbroken.com

 

Operational Stress Injury Social Support System (OSISS) 

https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/dcsm/osiss/pages/operational-stress-injury-social-support-(osiss).aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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