Resources for Medically Releasing CAF Members, Medically Released Veterans and their Families:
Family Information Line:
Trained Family Information Line Counsellors offer confidential, bilingual information, referral and crisis support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can help connect serving members, released Veterans and their families to resources. To speak with someone directly for any inquiries about the Veteran Family Program, the Family Information Line can be reached at 1-800-866-4546.
The Veteran Family Journal:
The Veteran Family Journal
Developed by Veterans Affairs Canada, the Caregiver Zone features a suite of tools available to the caregiver, including a:
is a tool designed to assist medically releasing Canadian Armed Forces members, medically released Veterans and their families make a successful transition from military to civilian life. The Journal is unique to each family as it serves as a source of information and a reference for materials you can rely on as you transition from Canadian Armed Forces member to Veteran status.
- Library: A large collection of articles, education, videos, tools, and more on a wide range of caregiving topics.
- Community of Sharing: A safe and positive community to share stories, experiences, and caregiving wisdom with other caregivers.
- Caregiver Coach Support: Expert and resourceful Health Care Professionals that provide personalized guidance and advice.
- Service & Resources: A list of helpful services, organizations and resources.
Additionally, caregivers can opt to take the 5 LifeStages of Caregiving self-assessment which provides caregivers with a snapshot of their situation and where they fall within the 5 LifeStages of Caregiving. By completing this self-assessment, the library will be personalized based on the assessment to provide recommended content to the caregiver.
The Operational Stress Injury Resource for Caregivers is an online, self-directed resource designed for caregivers and families of CAF members or Veterans living with OSIs. This online educational tool is the result of an innovative partnership between Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (The Royal).
24/7 Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Line
Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program
For further information on the Veteran Family Program, please see the Veteran Family Program National Website