We are renewing our communications and outreach strategy for Veterans, currently-serving members of the Canadians Armed Forces (CAF) and their families. With this renewal, VAC’s overall objective is to ensure Veterans understand the range of well-being benefits and services that are available to them, and how to access those supports.
As part of this communications and outreach renewal, VAC wished to consult with former CAF members and their families who do not currently receive support from the department. VAC wanted to learn why they are not approaching VAC for assistance, or conversely, why VAC is not reaching these Veterans and their families who may be in need of our benefits and services.
The consultation set out to explore the following factors:
In 2020, we hosted the Women Veterans Forum Update and the LGBTQ2+ Roundtable virtual series. Watch now.
Canada joined the United Nations-mandated mission in Afghanistan in October 2001 and continued to support the multinational military efforts there until March 2014. More than 40,000 Canadian women and men in uniform—as well as hundreds of civilians and government officials—served in Afghanistan. Many Canadians died as a result of their service in Afghanistan, including Canadian Armed Forces members, a diplomat, foreign aid workers, a government contractor and a journalist. Thousands of Canadian Armed Forces members were also injured—physically and psychologically—during the mission. Read more,