Easing Your Transition

VFP Transition Programs

The following programs and resources are offered to releasing CAF members, Veterans and their families at Calgary MFRC.  Our Veteran Family Program Coordinator is available to provide information and referral expertise in support of families accessing civilian service providers. You can reach Shelagh Cox at 403-410-2320 ext. 3591 or at  shelagh.cox@calgarymfrc.ca 


Operational Stress Injury Resource for Caregivers

  • Provides information about Operational Stress Injuries (OSI), the effect it can have on caregivers, and strategies for coping;
  • Support caregivers that are supporting a loved one with and OSI;
  • An online resource that can be accessed individually.
  • In partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and the Federal Government.

Living Life to the Full

  • Focuses on improving motivation, thoughts, and behaviours for successful transitions;
  • Facilitated group sessions.
  • Offered in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Mental Health First Aid for Veteran Community

  • Focuses on increasing skills and confidence to engage in conversations about mental health while decreasing stigma and promoting recognition of common mental health problems;
  • Facilitated group sessions;
  • Tailored to the Veteran community and those that support them.
  • Offered in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

SISIP Financial Matters for Transitioning Families 

  • Provides targeted financial information;
  • Specific financial workshop targeted to transitioning and transitioned 3B members.

Veteran Family Journal

  • Tool for navigation your personal transition journey and identifying your needs;
  • Includes various tools and worksheets, as well as extended family care plans.