Stakeholder Engagement Highlights North Bay, ON
On November 15, 2017, the Veterans Ombudsman held a stakeholder meeting in North Bay. Representatives from various groups and organizations that support Veterans and their families in the North Bay attended the event.
- Military families should receive training and be involved in the transition process.
- The spouses of deploying members need more support (often, they give up their careers, etc.).
Complexity and Timeliness
- The application process is too complex.
- Veterans need faster decisions.
- There are Veterans who aren’t aware that they are considered Veterans.
Accessibility and Remote areas
- Veterans must travel for treatment.
- Because of where they are located, Veterans have difficulty accessing some of VAC’s support programs.
- Serving members deployed to cities where the cost of living is higher find it challenging.
- The Mayor of North Bay
- UN Nato
- People for Equal Partnership in Mental Health (PEP)
- Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS)
- Personal Support Program (PSP)
- Military Family Resource Center (MFRC)
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23
- CFB 22 Wing North Bay
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