Veterans Affairs Canada at UBC

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

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

VANCOUVERJanuary 23, 2019 /CNW/ – The Veterans Transition Program (VTP) has been helping Veterans in British Columbia cope with operational stress disorders for 20 years. Thanks to support from the Government of Canada, the VTP is expanding their programming to help more Veterans get the help they need. Veterans Affairs Canada has teamed up with the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma (CGCT) in an effort to expand their reach and train more clinicians — providing $250,000 over four years for the Veteran Transition Training Centre (VTTC).

The VTP was created 20 years ago by Dr. Marv Westwood, who works out of the CGCT at UBC’s Faculty of Education. The program has since treated 1,000 Veterans and has a 90% success rate in terms of helping participants become successful and productive members of their civilian communities.

“The staff at UBC’s Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma are making a real difference in the lives of Veterans and their families. The research and innovation coming out of this organization is vital to improving the well-being of Canada’s Veterans and we’re happy to help them continue this important work.” 
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Visit the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund webpage for more information on the fund.

SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada

For further information: Media Relations, Veterans Affairs Canada, 613-992-7468, vac.media-medias.acc@vac-acc.gc.ca; Alex Wellstead, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, Alex.Wellstead@canada.ca

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