Veterans Ombud in Petawawa to meet with Veterans

Ottawa ON

SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, OTTAWA, ON – Veterans Ombud Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine will be in Petawawa to meet with the Veterans community. The visit includes a town hall in on September 27, as well as meetings with a broad range of stakeholders.

The town hall will provide an opportunity for the Veterans Ombud to hear the concerns of the Veterans community, and to share information on the work of the Office of the Veterans Ombud, as well as its priorities for the future. Veterans and serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and RCMP members, survivors, families and friends are invited to attend the town hall.

“I am excited to visit Petawawa and I look forward to continuing these important visits across the country. I want to hear directly from Veterans and serving CAF and RCMP members and their families about their experiences and challenges with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) as they seek to access available programs and benefits. These town halls that we hold across the country are a great opportunity to connect with the Veterans community we serve and hear their concerns.”

Town halls

  • Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Petawawa Branch No. 517 
    • Address: 3583 Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa ON  
    • Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    • Time: 13:00 – 15:00 EST

The Office of the Veterans Ombud reviews complaints and challenges the policies and decisions of VAC where they find individual or systemic unfairness. We strive to be an independent and respected voice for fairness and a champion for the well-being of Veterans and their families.

If you are a serving CAF member, RCMP member, Veteran, family member or representative and you feel you have been treated unfairly by VAC, or you would like information about programs and services, the Office of the Veterans Ombud is here to help.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Lucille Hodgins
Tel: 613-617-7205

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