“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

september

10sep - 14sep 109:00 amsep 14Women's Alberta 2020 - SummerUnderway
14sep - 18sep 149:00 amsep 18Women's Ontario 2020 - SummerUnderway
25sep - 29sep 259:00 amsep 29Women's British Columbia 2020 - Fallwait list available

october

10oct - 14oct 109:00 amoct 14Women's Nova Scotia 2020 - FallIntake available
14oct - 18oct 149:00 amoct 18Women's Ontario 2020 - FallIntake available
15oct - 19oct 159:00 amoct 19Men's Ontario 2020 - FallIntake available

november

13nov - 17nov 139:00 amnov 17Hommes Québec 2020 – L' automneIntake available