Veteran Family Program

Veteran Family Program

For Transitioning Veterans and their Families
Is your family transitioning from military to post-service life? We have programs, services and resources to support you along the way.
 
The Veteran Family Program (VFP), funded by Veterans Affairs Canada, is designed specifically to support the unique needs of medically released CAF members, medically released Veterans and their families.
 
The VFP can be accessed across Canada through:  
Veteran Family Program Coordinators and MFRC staff understand the adaptations your family may need to make prior to, during and after release. They’ll help you make the transition to post-service life by offering programs and services while guiding you to resources in the civilian community. To connect with our Veteran Family Program Coordinator, visit us or call Melissa at 506-422-2404.
 
 
VFP Transition Programs
The following programs and resources are offered to medically releasing CAF members, medically released Veterans and their families at Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) across Canada. Located in 32 MFRCs, Veteran Family Program Coordinators are available to provide information and referral expertise in support of families accessing civilian service providers
 
VFP Transition Programs Details
Care 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.
Families in Transition Sessions (FITS)
  • Delivers both medical release process information and familial transition considerations through a family-centered approach;
  • Facilitated group information sessions.
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 planning workshops
  • Provides targeted financial information;
  • Specific financial workshop targeted to transitioning and transitioned 3B members.
Shifting Gears
  • Aimed at helping family members see the transition to civilian community as a time of growth and development;
  • Facilitated group sessions.
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.