Improvements in Services to Veterans AnnouncedYour Voice MattersCDS Addresses Media Response to CAF Sexual Assault Action PlanDeadline for Universal Child Care Benefit ExtendedMental Health Help Available, Says O’Toole

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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CDS Addresses Media Response to CAF Sexual Assault Action Plan

  General Lawson was disappointed to see the recent media reports on the actions the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is taking to respond to the issue of inappropriate sexual behaviour. In a statement last week, Lawson reiterated the CAF clearly recognizes the seriousness of the issue and is committed to responding to it. He explained that is...
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Deadline for Universal Child Care Benefit Extended

  The federal government has extended the application deadline to receive the enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) until May 15. An estimated 200,000 eligible families are not currently captured by the Government’s UCCB system and may miss out on receiving money that is owed to them unless they apply. “I want to ensure that the hard-working families...
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Mental Health Help Available, Says O’Toole

   Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole today marked Mental Health Week in Canada by highlighting mental health help is always there for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel, veterans and RCMP members. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Week encourages people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage others on issues relating...
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