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Celebrating military spouses and their contributions Celebrating volunteers who give countless hours to their communityBreaking the myths about registering military and veteran kids for summer campMilitary spouse shares journey reclaiming self-identity after caring for husband living with PTSDMilitary kid uses pageants to shed light on PTSD

Celebrating military spouses and their contributions 

Juggling multiple schedules, figuring out the next career move and fixing a flat tire on the fly without a spouse or family around is all in day’s work for many military spouses. The awe-inspiring resilience of military spouses was considered something worth celebrating 34 years ago by then U.S. President Ronald Reagan. So now, every year...
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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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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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