How can Veterans Affairs Canada improve the way it communicates and shares information with former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families?

VAC is working to improve the way it communicates with and reaches out to current and former CAF members and their families. Our goal is to make sure you know about the benefits and services that may be available to you, and that we stay in touch throughout your post-military life. You can help by sharing your ideas and insights on how VAC can do this, commenting on other ideas that are posted here and rating those that you like.

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Automated Emails

on 12 Feb 2020
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I was in 25 years ago.  I never knew what was available.  What I could access, what I could ask for. It wasn't a good exit for a variety of reasons.  I have a lot of nostalgia.  But also alot of pain. I never understood the roots of my issues, and buri .... .... Read More

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VAC Services To Veterans

on 14 Feb 2020
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So let me try to understand this.  You are 44,000 applications behind.  Current disabled veterans are being left to their own devices to find treatments.  We are told that wait times have increased beyond all reasonable time frames and you want to reac .... .... Read More

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Getting Benefits

on 19 Feb 2020
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I have contacted VA and Blue Cross many times to find out what I can get and how to apply for things like massage therapy, neurofeedback etc. The only thing I get back from both of them is "you qualify for services pertaining to your disability". I would l .... .... Read More

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Improved awareness

on 04 Mar 2020
Place inserts in pension statements giving veterans more info and providing myth-busting information.  Include advertising and web linkages on CF social media sites .... Read More

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VAC and Release sections partnership

on 05 Mar 2020
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Release sections have to collaborate more with VAC. VAC should get a list of all members who are releasing and make it mandatory to schedule appointments with the members. When I released, I asked to go see VAC, since I was a Clerk I knew what I was entitl .... .... Read More

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Hire more Veterans

on 21 Feb 2020
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It is very difficult for civilians who have not shared your experience to empathize with the Veterans with injuries.  Hire some people who have the experience to empathize, who understand the issues (like the rank structure...) and acronyms.  Nothing wor .... .... Read More

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Partnerships with the private sector

on 11 Feb 2020
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Has the government ever considered a campaign that could be supported by the private sector (sponsorship, programs, awareness) that underlines programs and services available to veterans but perhaps more importantly extends awareness of the program (and ou .... .... Read More

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Ex caf civilian employees

on 12 Feb 2020
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Everyone mentions the ex military employees that were hurt or are currently suffering and should. Though you should also be there for the ex civilian employees if CAF who also suffer due to working for CAF .... Read More

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Cold War and Family Program

on 09 Mar 2020
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The Honourable Lawrence MacAulayMinister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence In a communiqué you wrote:"One of the key things we heard during testing is that visitors wanted to read more about those who served. We will make sur .... .... Read More

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