Veterans Transition Program to provide transition support and counselling for Saskatchewan Veterans
SASKATOON, February 05, 2019 — The Veterans Transition Network (VTN) is set to deliver its’ life-changing Veterans Transition Program (VTP) to local Saskatchewan Veterans. This will be the second VTP delivered in Saskatchewan, bringing much-needed support to the province.
For 20 years, the Veterans Transition Program has been delivered to assist both former and current members of the Canadian Forces and RCMP who are struggling through difficulties related to their service. The aim of the program is to help participants process difficult experiences, increase personal resiliency, and reduce barriers that hinder their successful transition into civilian life. The program’s impact has been apparent through both independent research at UBC and its graduates’ stories.
“I’m pleased to see our program return to Saskatchewan,” says Liam Peel, VTN Western Canada Operations Coordinator. “The program is an opportunity for military and RCMP members to engage in a structured and supportive environment, where their experiences are shared and better understood.”
“As a past participant, I strongly encourage military or RCMP veterans to consider this unique program,” says Saskatchewan VTP graduate/Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Service Officer Rossel Marion. “Many Veterans have received a wide range of treatments for psychiatric conditions, yet they are still dealing with related symptoms. We race to an appointment, plug in a meter, barely catch our breath, have a quick session, go onto our daily activities and we are then expected to heal with this format. At a VTN session, you are committing 10 full, demanding days. And trust me, it is worth it… I am forever grateful to VTN for this life-changing program.”
The program continues to be supported by the Saskatchewan Legion. Oliver Thorne, National Operations Director of the VTN, commented; “Both provincially and nationally the Royal Canadian Legion has been an integral part of our organization’s history and growth. Their generous contributions ensure that the program will be accessible to Veterans in Saskatchewan who are not covered by Government funding.”
Registration is available now for the upcoming Men’s Saskatchewan Veterans Transition Program (Course start date: April 12, 2019). All costs including travel are covered by the VTN
For more information on the VTN visit: vtncanada.org
About the Veterans Transition Network
The Veterans Transition Network is the only Canadian charity delivering mental health services to Veterans from coast to coast. Their mission is to make sure no Canadian veteran is left suffering in isolation. The VTN’s programs, designed specifically for Veterans, are backed by 20 years of research and have a 95% successful transition rate.