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Updated:  16 Nov 2022

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Amputee Coalition of Canada/Coalition des amputes du Canada

Its goal is to improve and advance the quality of life of persons with limb loss. After recovery from limb loss, a person must learn to regain their independence not just in their own homes but also to reintegrate into their community.  

Armed Forces Pensioners / Annuitants Association


The mission of the Armed Forces Pensioner’/Annuitants’ Association of Canada is to defend and promote the rights and interests of former members of the Canadian Armed Forces retirees and their survivors.  
Army, Navy Air Force Veterans Of Canada  




CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a   New Vision of Aging for Canada , promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from age discrimination  
Canada Gazette (official gov't newspaper)  
Canada's Building Trade Unions Canada's Building Trade Unions  


Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping

Created by a Canadian peacekeeping veteran in dedication to all Canadian peacekeepers.  
  Canadians for Accountability
  • To assist whistleblower through education, social support and non-legal advice,
  • To promote a culture of truth, transparency and integrity in Canada’s public and private sector institutions and Canadian society in general.  
  CF Appreciation Program 
Calgary, Alberta Psychologist There have been a lot of recent veterans' inquiries into finding a good psychologists in the Calgary area. Dr Brian Shustack is very knowledgeable on PTSD and other OSI. He understands soldiers and veterans, as he himself is also a veteran. Highly recommended. Contact details are as follows:

Dr Brian Shustack Ph.D., R.Psych


Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services

Canadian Government Old Age Security (OAS)
  Canadian Pain Coalition

The Canadian Pain Coalition is a partnership of pain consumer groups, health professionals who care for people in pain, and scientists studying better ways of treating pain. 



Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association ( CPVA)  
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
  Canadian Soldiers Assistance Team (CSAT) Forum

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Canadian Vietnam Veterans Association     
We are dedicated to assist and support Vietnam and Vietnam War Era Veterans and their families. We have always worked to better the lot of those who served honorably in the US and Canadian Armed Forces and returned home to Canada.  
CERIC Ceric - Military to Civilian Employment: A Career Practitioner’s Guide

CERIC has commissioned a set of guides (one English and one French) for Canadian career service professionals on the unique needs of transitioning veterans into civilian careers.


4.90 MB


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Civi Side Civi Side (employment opportunities) See more...
Clinical Cannibas Community 
  CommissionairesCommissionaires is a private, not-for-profit Canadian company with the highest retention rate in the industry, currently employing more than 20,000 people. Commissionaires are a well-trained, diverse team of all ages, primarily composed of former military and RCMP.  
Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society  Support them and support all veterans

In 2011, a group of concerned Canadians formed the Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society (Equitas Society – meaning ”Equality”), incorporated pursuant to the Laws of British Columbia, in order to provide these services to our disabled soldiers.

a) To raise the awareness of the reduced disability benefits provided to our disabled Canadian soldiers as result of the 2006 New Veterans Charter,

b) To raise the funds necessary to pay for the legal disbursement costs of the disabled soldiers who have retained the law firm, Miller Thomson, to address their reduced disability benefits in the courts.  

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EEG Institute


The EEG Institute provides clinical services in neurofeedback. We offer a variety of brain wave training options that are selected to suit each individual.  


Esprit de Corps (magazine)  
  VAC Federal Government jobs for Armed Forces Veterans
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Veterans, who do not currently hold an indeterminate position in the federal public service, have a preference for appointment when they apply, and are found qualified, for externally advertised jobs in the federal public service. In addition, CAF Veterans, for a five-year period beginning from your date of release, and active members can apply for internally-advertised positions.

To be eligible for the preference and to apply to advertised internal positions, veterans must have been honourably released and served for a minimum of 3 years in the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular, Reserves, COATS or Rangers). To be eligible to apply to advertised internal positions, active CAF members must have served for a minimum of 3 years. 

Federal Superannuates National Association (FSNA)  
FrontLine (magazine)  

Journal Of Military, Veteran and Family Health

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  Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU)

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  Last Post Fund

The Last Post Fund (LPF) has been mandated to deliver the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral & Burial Program on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). The Program is governed by criteria set out in the Veterans Burial Regulations, 2005. An application may be approved for assistance when three criteria are met: 1) Service Criteria; 2) Financial Criteria; and 3) Timing of Application (within 1 year of death).  


Neurotoxic Antimalarial Mefloquine (Lariam)

Symptoms of toxic mefloquine impairment in some cases mimic some of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD.

Anyone who has taken Mefloquine, and has been diagnosed with PTSD by a Canadian Armed Forces medical officer, should consult a medical doctor who is well informed about the signs and symptoms of toxic mefloquine impairment. The central nervous system symptoms, including cognitive impairment, can appear long after mefloquine was stopped.

There are reasonable grounds to believe that evidence that would have confirmed the adverse effects of mefloquine, was concealed from the Somalia Inquiry in 1994 and 1995.  

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Symptoms of toxic mefloquine impairment in some cases mimic some of the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD.

Anyone who has taken Mefloquine, and has been diagnosed with PTSD by a Canadian Armed Forces medical officer, should consult a medical doctor who is well informed about the signs and symptoms of toxic mefloquine impairment. The central nervous system symptoms, including cognitive impairment, can appear long after mefloquine was stopped.

There are reasonable grounds to believe that evidence that would have confirmed the adverse effects of mefloquine, was concealed from the Somalia Inquiry in 1994 and 1995.

 Medical Marijuana Doctors and Clinics in Canada

Medical Marijuana Doctors and Clinics in Canada

 Lift Makes Exploring, Purchasing, And Consuming Medical Marijuana Easier For Canadians

Marijuana for Trauma Inc – Veterans Helping Veterans


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The Memory Project

The Memory Project  

  Merck (Medical) Manual

See the most current edition, 2nd Home Edition...

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Free research of 1st edition...

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Pension Claw Back At Age 65

Military And RCMP Veterans Campaign Against Pension Claw Back At Age 65 (campaign pdf)

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  Miller-Thomson 'Joins The Fight For Veterans'

Canadian veterans are getting a boost in their fight for equitable compensation with the announcement of pro bono legal representation from business law firm Miller Thomson LLP.  The relationship was announced tonight at a meeting of the   Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society, which provides legal disbursement funds to support the challenge on behalf of disabled soldiers as they await a proper and equal disability compensation program.

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  Murray Brewster  


National Resources


Mental Health resources for Canadian Armed Forces members and families


Veterans Affairs Crisis Line

  • Call our Assistance Service Operators at: 1-800-268-7708 or TDD 1-800-567-5803


Military Family Resources

  • Family information line: 1-800-866-4546


The Canadian Veterans Advocacy

  • Not-for-profit corporation focused on improving the quality of life for Canadian Veterans

  • Call: 1-905-357-3306


Non-military Veterans Support Line

  • Independent and anonymous support line, staffed by veterans with PTSD: 1-855-373-8387


Suicide prevention 

  • Canada’s primary source of information on government and community based health and social services


Issue-Specific Resources


Mental Health First Aid

  • The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague

  • Call toll free: 1-866-989-3985


PTSD Awareness

  • Military Minds Inc. –  The largest organization in the world raising awareness of the stigma around PTSD


Drugs and Alcohol Helpline

  • Call toll free: 1-800-565-8603


Canadian Mental Health Association


SISIP Financial Services

  • The purpose of the Financial Counseling program is to provide, at no cost, confidential and timely assistance to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their spouses who are experiencing financial distress

  • Call toll free: 1-800-267-6681


VETS Canada

  • A federally registered non-profit organization that works within the community to identify homeless veterans and quickly re-establish the bond of trust that exists between soldiers


Wounded Warriors Canada

  • Programs for physically/mentally injured soldiers and veterans

  • Call toll free: 1-888-706-4808


Operational Stress Injury Social Support

  • Talk to Canadian Forces members who know first-hand the lived experience of operational stress injuries (OSIs) and the possible impacts

  • Call toll free: 1-800-883-6094


Casualty Support

  • Casualty Support provides support services for serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces who are ill, injured, deceased, their families, and next of kin

  • Call toll free: 1-800-883-6094


Service Animals and Therapy


Mobile Apps

National Benefit Authority National Benefit Authority  

  National Gulf War Resources Center, Inc.  
 ( The) National Council of Veterans Associations in Canada (NCVA)

The National Council of Veteran Associations is an umbrella organization of some 60 distinct Veterans' Associations formed to ensure a strong and independent voice on issues which are of significant interest to the Veterans' community at large.  

  National Library and Archives Canada
National Joint Council National Joint Council  
NATO Veterans Organization NATO Veterans Organization

To speak for modern veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, in order that they receive the support they deserve from their country      Gulf War Health & News
  Office of the Veterans Ombudsman (OVO)  
  OVO Chat Line
Lets Chat!
I am excited to launch an innovative Twitter Chat Series to engage with Veterans and their families as well as all Canadians.
Guy Parent
Veterans Ombudsman

Je suis ravi de lancer une série innovante de Twitter chats pour créer un dialogue avec les vétérans et leur famille et également avec tous les canadiens.
Guy Parent
Ombudsman des vétérans


  Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Sickness (US)  
One in a Million Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) One in a Million Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  

  Operational Stress Injury (OSISS)  

List of OSI clinics

 Our Duty

We are the only citizen-based advocacy group working for fair and adequate treatment of Canada’s veterans. 
Paws Fur Thought  
Polaris's Mental Health Assessment System Polaris's Mental Health Assessment System
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) See  more...
Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur
Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur is a national program for transitioning Canadian Armed Forces members interested in starting their own business. We offer the education, tools and resources needed to succeed as an entrepreneur.
Proud Canadian Soldier Proud Canadian Soldier
   PTSD Association of Canada

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals, as well as bringing together society at large to form an ocean of compassion, awareness, knowledge and tools necessary for recovery.  
Psychologist, Calgary, Alberta 

Psychologist, Calgary, Alberta 

There have been a number veterans' inquiries into finding a good psychologists in the Calgary area. I have been with a Dr. Brian Shustack for over 15 years, and he has been excellent. He is very knowledgeable on PTSD and other OSI. He understands soldiers and veterans, as he himself is also a veteran. I highly recommend him. 

Dr Brian Shustack

Ph.D., R.Psych


Resolute Legal
Are You Making This Mistake With Your CPP Disability Appeal?
Has your CPP disability claim been denied? Are you planning on doing your own CPP disability appeal? Do you want to learn the secrets for maximizing your chances of winning?

As a disability lawyer who works on CPP disability appeals for many people, I have the opportunity to see lots of examples of what works and doesn’t work…when it comes to winning an appeal.

See more by clicking the link to the right....


Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund  

  Royal Canadian Legion (RCL)  
  Transition to Civilian Life
We have just published a video and reference tool called Your Transition to Civilian Life - The Three Phases of Medical Release.

Nous venons de publier une vidéo et un outil de référence appelé Votre transition à la vie civile - Les trois phases de la libération pour des raisons médicales. 

Français :  
Transitions to Communities, a program for Veterans 

True Patriot Love Foundation

Caring for the military family has always been our first priority.
Comprehensive Guide to Sleep Apnea
How Cancer Treatment Affects Sleep
When is Oxygen Used in Sleep Medicine?
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
 Veterans Affairs Mental Health Action Plan See more...

Through VVi see additional VAC and OVO contact info. See additional contacts...
Veterans Emergency Transition Services

VETS Canada is a volunteer-led, apolitical, nonprofit corporation based in Nova Scotia.
We aim to provide aid and comfort to Canadian veterans that are in-crisis,
are at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless.  
Veteran (US)

The Veteran Voice Inc. has been published monthly since 1995 for the thousands of VETERANS, ACTIVE DUTY and RETIRED MILITARY across America! (VVi) exists to help keep   all   veterans and Canadian Forces members, soldiers, sailors, air personnel, and their families informed. Veterans, current and future, should not rely solely on the word of official institutions, includin   g the federal government. Veterans, serving members and their families must be forewarned of any such actions that may jeopardize the hard-earned rights of veterans and to allow for appropriate counter-steps and initiatives to safe   guard and enhance those rights. - Canadian Soldiers Assistance Team Forum (VVi) Forum Database  (VVi) on-line database, since 1998. (VVi) Facebook See more...
Blue Cross Medavie - Service Provider Reimbursement

A new page has been built to assist in the subject matter.

See the page... is a Veteran Community and is not affiliated with the Government of Canada  

  Volunteer Patricia Program (VPP) PPCLI Association


The PPCLI Association’s Volunteer Patricia Program (VPP)   supports retired and retiring members of the Regiment and their families who need assistance adjusting to changes in their lives and in obtaining support from professional caregivers. The VPP may also assist in the support of units and serving personnel at the request of a unit or RHQ or as a local initiative.
  V.A.C Veterans Accountability Commission See more...
Veterans For Healing is a non-profit organization supporting the health and wellbeing of veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). See more...  

VTN Canada

When entering the civilian world, many Vets are struck by the relative lack of camaraderie, structure, goals, and responsibility. It’s not unusual to end up feeling isolated and alone as a result.

Facilitated by psychologists & counsellors who’ve received specialized training from us in military issues, our charitable programs are backed by university research and 17 years of experience.  
Veterans Food Bank Calgary

  Wounded Warriors Fund


Whether it is through our mental health challenges, the pioneering initiatives we fund through third party partnerships, or our individual support management Hand Up program, we are committed to ensuring we provide a diverse set of programs and services for our wounded soldiers and their families.  

  WCG Consultants Ltd CanVet (VAC Voc Rehab)


WCG is a leader in delivering employment and vocational rehabilitation services. WCG’s client-focused approach brings human resource solutions to public and private organizations in 250 communities across Canada. We also help individual job-seekers thrive by linking them with quality workplaces. 

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