Easing your transition

Easing your transition


VFP Transition Programs

The following programs and resources are offered to medically releasing CAF members, medically released Veterans and their families at the PMFRC. Our Veteran Family Program Coordinator is available to provide information and referral expertise in support of families accessing civilian service providers.

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.

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 information sessions.
  • Tailored to the Veteran community and those that support them.
  • Offered in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
  • To inquire about upcoming sessions, please call Louise Anderson at 613-687-5511 ext. 3458 or send an email to vfp@petawawamfrc.com

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.

COPE: Couples Overcoming PTSD

  • Designed for couples to gain an understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it can impact their relationship and the family. Learn coping skills and insights to help manage living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • To inquire about upcoming Mental Health sessions please call Louise Anderson at 613-687-5511 ext. 3458 or send an email to vfp@petawawamfrc.com
For more information about Veteran Family Program in Petawawa, please contact Louise Anderson at (613) 687-5511 ext. 3458 or email: vfp@petawawamfrc.com