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Celebrating volunteers who give countless hours to their communityBreaking the myths about registering military and veteran kids for summer campWhen PTSD gets “infectious”Military kid uses pageants to shed light on PTSDSchool holds ceremony to remember our fallen and those deployed this holiday season

Celebrating volunteers who give countless hours to their community

It’s National Volunteer Week and this week volunteers across Canada will be recognized and celebrated for the countless hours they put in to better their communities. The military communities are especially grateful for the volunteers they receive or train. “I believe that the volunteers are the foundation of our organization,” said Gary Genttner, OSISS Peer Support Coordinator....
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Breaking the myths about registering military and veteran kids for summer camp

For the 12th year in a row, Camp Maple Leaf (CML) will be opening its doors to children of military families and military veterans. Kim Smith, owner of CML, said the camp provides the children with the opportunity to connect and forge friendships with others who share similar circumstances and experiences. “First and foremost, we’re hoping...
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When PTSD gets “infectious”

Facts and knowledge on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are increasing immensely as the years and studies go by, but most health practitioners are still unfamiliar with these traumas. It goes without surprise that they are even more unfamiliar when it comes to secondary traumas, caused to family members of diagnosed patients.  Tara Collins has experiences...
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Military kid uses pageants to shed light on PTSD

From military child to blossoming pageant contest to a champion for mental health advocacy, Kaylee Sheppard is making the military community, especially her hometown of Petawawa, proud of the achievements she's making on a national stage. Sheppard has been motivated to drive the national conversation about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of her personal experiences...
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School holds ceremony to remember our fallen and those deployed this holiday season

This holiday season, many military families will be remembering a military loved-one they’ve lost. Other families will be separated from a loved-one due to deployments. According to the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) website, there are close to 2,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen and airwomen currently overseas on various deployments. Additionally, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Charlottetown and Chicoutimi...
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