Veterans Ombud In Edmonton To Meet With Veterans February 28 – March 2, 2023

Ottawa ON

February 27, 2023, OTTAWA, ON – Veterans Ombud Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine will be in Edmonton, Alberta the week of February 27 to meet with the Veterans community. The visit includes a town hall on March 1, as well as meetings with a broad range of area 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. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, Veterans and their families are all invited to attend the town hall.

I am really looking forward to connecting with the Veterans community in Edmonton. I have just spent a week in British Columbia meeting with the Veterans community and I plan to continue these visits across the country. Listening to the concerns of Veterans and their families face-to-face enables us to better serve them. I want to hear directly from them about their experiences with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC): what works and what needs improvement as they access available programs and benefits.

Town hall

  • Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Kingsway Branch No. 175, 14339-50th Street, Edmonton AB, Wild Rose Room
  • Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Time: 19:00 - 20:00 MST

The Office of the Veterans Ombud reviews complaints and challenges the policies and decisions of VAC where they find individual or systemic unfairness. They 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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