Secret War a Must-See DocumentaryGovernment Supports Study of Horse Therapy ProgramsWar Horse Offers HopeImprovements in Services to Veterans AnnouncedYour Voice Matters

Secret War a Must-See Documentary

This Saturday the CBC will air Secret War, a documentary that explores the world of ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) veterans and members participating in the War Horse assisted therapy programming. “We were approached and asked if we wanted to be a part of this project these Carlton University journalism students were putting together....
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Government Supports Study of Horse Therapy Programs

Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole, today announced funding for two new research studies on the effectiveness of horse therapy for veterans with mental health conditions. The studies will help develop an evidence base on equine therapy for veterans with mental health conditions, proving if the therapy is relevant and effective. “The Government of Canada is committed to...
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War Horse Offers Hope

Hope Reins and The Phoenix Centre for Children & Families in Pembroke are working collaboratively to provide equine therapy within the Petawawa community. The War Horse project uses the innate abilities of horses to teach people skills to rebuild, repair and enhance their lives and relationships. “Phoenix Centre is in the first year of working on the...
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Improvements in Services to Veterans Announced

Veterans Affairs Canada will be hiring a total of 167 new case managers across Canada to provide direct service to veterans and their families. Erin O’Toole, veterans affairs minister, joined by the Gail Shea, fisheries and oceans minister, made the announcement last week in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. “Hiring more staff to assist military veterans demonstrates the...
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Your Voice Matters

Did you know that a new initiative has been created to help the Canadian Armed Forces serve military personnel and their families better?  We have heard from you that we need to ask you what you need, and that is just what we are doing. Military Family Services, a division of Canadian Morale and Welfare Services,...
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