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Veteran Advance: Helping promote businesses owned by Vets and active CAF membersVeteran helps fellow veterans save money and gives back to the communityBrass and Unity raises money and awareness for military veterans.Business gifts shadow boxes to families of fallenSenate vacancies opens an opportunity for veterans to apply to serve as Senators

Veteran Advance: Helping promote businesses owned by Vets and active CAF members

Their mission is to “advance the economic prosperity of veterans” through the way of an online business directory by advertising and promoting businesses and services owned by active Canadian military, veterans and their spouses. Launched in October 2017, Veteran Advance now has almost 150 businesses and services listed on their directory, but founder Mark Lolacher said...
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Veteran helps fellow veterans save money and gives back to the community

After serving 20 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, former military police officer Rick Ouellet, retired in 2002. Not wanting to delve completely into retirement, Ouellet found a job as head of security for a Collingwood Ski Resort. After 13 years as head of security, Ouellet said he felt as though something was off. “I was...
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Brass and Unity raises money and awareness for military veterans.

In 2009, Kelsi Sheren, founder of Brass and Unity, served in Afghanistan as an artillery gunner. She was injured and was sent home, dealing with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result. Sheren’s treatment team suggested she try her hand at art therapy as a way to get out of her own head. “I...
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Business gifts shadow boxes to families of fallen

For the last 22 years, Ken Miles has been mounting medals for military veterans, past and present. What started out as a hobby, quickly turned into a full-blown business for him and his wife, Sgt. Susan Miles. Miles recently added shadow boxes to his list of services. It started when a friend of Miles’ passed away...
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Senate vacancies opens an opportunity for veterans to apply to serve as Senators

With 12 vacant Senate seats and the possibility of upcoming vacancies in the upper chamber, Senators like Percy Downe are taking it upon themselves to draw attention to the need for greater diversity. Specifically, Downe has pointed out that there are currently no veterans, farmers or fishers in the Senate. Because there are 12 Senate vacancies from...
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