“I still have work to do, but I know what I can do to try to move ahead now. I would hope this opportunity is offered to more vets. They don’t need to suffer for 30 years and watch their careers, family and life slowly fall apart. No person should have to suffer this in isolation, confusion and silence.”

– Doug B., 2014 Program Graduate

“I still have work to do, but I know what I can do to try to move ahead now. I would hope this opportunity is offered to more vets. They don’t need to suffer for 30 years and watch their careers, family and life slowly fall apart. No person should have to suffer this in isolation, confusion and silence.”

– Doug B., 2014 Program Graduate

The first step towards getting back on track is reaching out.

10-Day Programs - POSTPONED

Due to COVID-19, the VTN’s 10-day Veterans Transition Program is paused. The VTP requires three weekend trips to a retreat and physical proximity with action-based methods. The travel and closeness raise the risk of transmission. The VTP will return across Canada when safe to implement. Our new Transition Skills Course uses the same clinical curriculum in a format with reduced risk.

Attendance is free for our Vets.

All expenses (Psychologists’ fees, room & board, and travel) are covered by the VTN through generous donations from other organizations and the Canadian public.

If you have a claim with Veterans Affairs, we can also process claims for you to have them cover your fees.

Course Schedule

Transition Skills Course

Our new Transition Skills Course format:

• 5 days, in-person, retreat-based workshop
• COVID-19 Safety Plan
• Learn skills to assist in transition and the challenges of COVID-19:
     o Communicating with family
     o Emotional regulation
     o Trauma education + symptom management
     o Goal setting
     o Online follow-up

february

26feb - 2marfeb 269:00 ammar 2Alberta Men’s Transition Skills Courseintake available

march

5mar - 9mar 59:00 ammar 9British Columbia Men's Transition Skills Courseintake available
19mar - 23mar 199:00 ammar 23Nova Scotia Men's Transition Skills Courseintake available

april

8apr - 12apr 89:00 amapr 12Ontario Men's Transition Skills CourseIntake available
16apr - 20apr 169:00 amapr 20Alberta Women’s Transition Skills Courseintake available
24apr - 28apr 249:00 amapr 28Ontario Women's Transition Skills CourseIntake available

may

17may - 21may 179:00 ammay 21Ontario Men's Transition Skills CourseIntake available
21may - 25may 219:00 ammay 25Québec Femmes - La formation de développement des compétences pour la transitionIntake available

june

4jun - 8jun 49:00 amjun 8Québec Hommes - La formation de développement des compétences pour la transitionIntake available
24jun - 28jun 249:00 amjun 28Ontario Men's Transition Skills CourseIntake available