Veterans Ombud In Nova Scotia To Meet With Veterans March 21 – March 23, 2023

Charlottetown PE

MARCH 15, 2023, CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI – Veterans Ombud Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine will be in Nova Scotia the week of March 20 to meet with the Veterans community. The visit includes town halls in Liverpool on March 22, and Dartmouth on March 23, as well as meetings with a broad range of stakeholders in the Halifax Regional Municipality. 

The town halls 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 halls.

"I am delighted to be connecting with the Veterans community in Nova Scotia. After visiting Veterans in British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta in the past month, I am really looking forward to continuing these visits in Atlantic Canada. I want to hear directly from Veterans 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 a great opportunity to hear their concerns." 

Nishika Jardine, Veterans Ombud 

Town halls

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Mersey Branch No. 038 
Address: 43 Henry Hensey Dr., Liverpool NS  
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time: 18:00 - 19:00 AST

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch No. 160 
Address: 703 Main Street., Dartmouth NS  
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023
Time: 19:00 - 20:00 AST

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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