Veterans Ombud in Yellowknife to meet with the Veterans Community

Ottawa ON

FEBRUARY 15, 2024, OTTAWA, ON – Veterans Ombud Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine will be in the Northwest Territories the week of February 19 to meet with its Veterans community. The visit includes a town hall in Yellowknife on February 20, 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 (OVO), 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 looking forward to meeting with Veterans in the Northwest Territories and learning more about the unique challenges they face living in Canada’s North. I want to hear directly from Veterans and serving CAF members, including Canadian Rangers, 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 are essential to my role as the Veterans Ombud and a great opportunity to connect with the Veterans community we serve.” - Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine Veterans Ombud

Town Hall
Location:     Combined Mess Facility, Joint Task Force North Headquarters – Evans Building
Address:    4816 49 St, Yellowknife, NT
Date:    Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Time:    17:30 - 19:30 MST

The OVO reviews complaints and challenges the policies and decisions of VAC where it finds 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 OVO is here to help.

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

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