VTN in the News

2019

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UBC to become a more veteran-friendly campus by 2020

VANCOUVER, September 9, 2019, UBC News
UBC is announcing its commitment to become Canada’s first veteran-friendly campus by 2020 to further its support for the health and well-being of all current and future veterans on campus.

Canadian Veterans marching

Lest we Forget: A brief look at veterans and caregiving

Spring 2019, Caregiver Solutions Magazine
Unlike in other caregiving situations, care­givers of veterans often have to deal with and help to manage physical, physiologi­cal and mental health conditions…

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Quebec Veterans Foundation contributes $45,000 to serve Veterans struggling with transition

March 07, 2019
25% of Veterans in Quebec experience difficulties in their transition to civilian life.

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Veterans Transition Program to provide transition support and counselling for Saskatchewan Veterans

February 06, 2019
The Veterans Transition Network is set to deliver its’ life-changing Veterans Transition Program to local Saskatchewan Veterans.

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Invisible injury | Legion Magazine

January 30, 2019
If a soldier’s moral conscience is damaged, the problem and the solution can both be hard to find.

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Minister Wilson-Raybould announces partnership with UBC’s Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma

January 23, 2019
Veterans Affairs Canada provides $250,000 to UBC’s Veterans Transition Training Centre through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund.

St. John's Newfoundland Harbour

How is Canada Taking Care of It’s Veterans?

January 17, 2019
For some… transitioning to civilian life is a very real struggle. To help, the Veterans Transition Network (VTN) offers programs facilitated by caring and compassionate experts who are specifically trained to help veterans transition back into civilian life.

St. John's Newfoundland Harbour

Boeing Ottawa Gives $40,000 USD to support Veterans

January 03, 2019
Boeing, a leader in the Canadian aerospace industry, is enabling veterans with a chance to heal and return to meaningful civilian lives.

2018

St. John's Newfoundland Harbour

The Veterans Transition Network Is Coming to the Rock

December 12, 2018
The Veterans Transition Network (VTN) is making its way to Newfoundland for the first time in March, bringing valuable support to help Veterans transition from the military to productive and meaningful civilian lives.

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Boeing Announces Nearly a Quarter-Billion Dollars in Corporate Giving in 2018

November 19, 2018
Thanks to Boeing’s ongoing support, Veterans Transition Program Psychologists and Counsellors across Canada have been equipped with skills to assist Canadian Veterans through transition.

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Transition Program Helps Younger Veterans Shed The Trauma Of Combat

November 11, 2018
They’re able to let go of some of the burdens and better reintegrate into civilian life.

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UBC Opera partners with the Veteran’s Transition Network for Silent Night

November 5, 2018
Silent Night, based on the screenplay by Christian Carion, is an opera being put on this month at UBC.

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While Remembrance Day is about honour, it can trigger tough emotions for some veterans

October 31, 2018
PTSD and other medical problems are on the rise for veterans and serving military personnel in Canada, and new programs are available to help them.

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Canadian vets participate in ‘Ride to Survive’

August 23, 2018
VTP Graduates Jay Lauzon and Jason Villeneuve are heading to Australia to complete Veterans Stand Together’s 3575.8km, 206 hour ‘Ride to Survive’ bike ride ending at Invictus Games Sydney!

james cawley veteran open roll podcast

Open Roll Podcast 145 – Veterans Transition Network – with James Cawley

May 3, 2018
James Cawley joins Open Roll Podcast to talk about the Veterans Transition Network. The Veterans Transition Network (VTN) is a Canadian operation providing mental health services specifically for Veterans.

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The Veterans Transition Network Arrives In The Wheat Province

April 23, 2018
The Veterans Transition Program is making its way to Saskatchewan for the first time on May 11th, bringing valuable programs to help Veterans transition from the military to a productive and meaningful civilian life.

kate gillie search and rescue painting

Courage, Humility and Survival: one SAR Captain’s painting

April 2, 2018
There is something not quite normal about pilots. Retired Captain David Barkes is one of these exceptional humans. This painting that I did for him is based on a photo taken of the event where he landed his Labrador on a scraggy crumbling rock in the middle of iceberg ally off the Newfoundland coast.

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Program brings veterans together to deal and heal operational stress injuries

March 16, 2018
The Veterans Transition Network is changing things up for veterans and RCMP when it comes to counselling for operational stress injuries. The 10-day treatment program brings veterans together with others experiencing the same trauma in a group setting.

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Advertising for a good cause: Shaw’s donation enables veterans

March 27, 2018
Talk about a national contribution: a kind donation of cable and satellite air time from Shaw Communications is allowing many returned veterans a second chance at life.