Reaching out – Fall 2011
Ottawa - September 27, 2011
As summer comes to a close, my team and I have put the finishing touches on my fall 2011 outreach tour. From October 11th to 22nd, I will travel to Quebec City, Oromocto, Moncton and Halifax, where I’ll meet with Veterans organizations, municipal and provincial leaders, regional Veterans Affairs Canada staff and the broader Veterans community. If you are in the area, I would love to meet you too!
With logistical support from local Veterans organizations, I will be holding town halls in each of these cities. A Veterans Ombudsman town hall is an informal meeting where everyone in the Veterans’ community is invited to attend; including all Veterans, RCMP members, military members, families and other interested parties. I encourage you to come out and participate in these town halls.
These events will allow me to meet and speak with Veterans, talk about the work that the Office is doing on their behalf, share our plans for the months ahead, and answer some of the questions Veterans may have about the Office and our work. Office staff will also be available to meet with Veterans and provide additional information about specific issues or cases. Further details on the town halls, such as the precise locations and times, will be published on our Web site shortly.
The activities being planned for the Quebec and Maritime regions are simply the beginning. Over the coming months, we will organize similar outreach tours that will allow me to meet with Veterans throughout Canada. Keep checking the events calendar to find out when I will be in your area.
I look forward to visiting the Quebec and Maritime regions and more importantly, I look forward to speaking with many of you in the coming weeks!
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