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CDS and acting Minister National Defence Bell Let’s Talk Day 2015 statementUPDATE: Further Changes to Sun Life PSHCPNo more deductible for PSHCP membersNew Program Launches for Couples Struggling With an OSICentre of Excellence and Chair in Military Mental Health Established

CDS and acting Minister National Defence Bell Let’s Talk Day 2015 statement

Mental health in the Defence community is important and we must continue to engage in conversation about mental health and its effects. The Defence Team is again participating in the national discussion on mental health as part of the Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative, tomorrow January 28, 2015. By learning more about mental health, we can...
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UPDATE: Further Changes to Sun Life PSHCP

Retired Canadian Armed Forces members will take a financial hit effective April 1, 2015 when new Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) contribution rates for retired members are introduced. The new cost-sharing ratio will change from the current 25:75 (retired member: employer) to a 50:50 model over a four-year phase-in period. “We are intent on ensuring the...
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No more deductible for PSHCP members

Canadian Armed Forces members no longer have to pay a deductible as of January 1, 2015 to cover eligible dependants, under the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). Meaning any medical expense, including prescriptions incurred on or after the first of the year will not be subject to a deductible. The PSHCP is sponsored by the...
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New Program Launches for Couples Struggling With an OSI

A retired military couple, who faced the heartache accompanying operational stress injuries (OSI), designed a new program to help similar couples reopen lines of communication. Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday (COPE), in conjunction with Wounded Warriors Canada, will launch at Bear Mountain Resort in Langford, British Columbia January 14, 2015. Initially, five couples will participate in the...
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Centre of Excellence and Chair in Military Mental Health Established

This past December the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) established a national Canadian Military and Veterans Mental Health Centre of Excellence and created a Chair in Military Mental Health in partnership with The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. The establishment of this Centre of Excellence and the Chair are part of a number of recent enhancements by...
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