“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.

Transition Skills Course (5 day)

This 5 day, in-person, retreat-based workshop assists with transition skills and the challenges of COVID-19. Program participants practise safe physical distancing protocols with the right personal protective equipment (PPE).

Veterans Transition Program (10 day) - 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

Upcoming courses:

february

07febAll Day11BC Men's Transition Skills CourseIntake available

11feb(feb 11)9:00 am15(feb 15)4:00 pmAlberta Men’s Transition Skills Courseintake available

16febAll Day20BC Women's Transition Skills CourseIntake available

20febAll Day25Nova Scotia Men's Transition Skills Courseintake available

march

30marAll Day03aprOntario Women's Transition Skills CourseIntake available

april

17aprAll Day21Nova Scotia Women's Transition Skills Courseintake available

23aprAll Day28Québec Hommes - La formation de développement des compétences pour la transitionIntake available

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