Have you served in the Canadian Armed Forces? If so, we would like to hear from you.
If you are a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) or a family member of a retired military member, please share your thoughts on how Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) can stay in touch with you and support you in ways you need.
The majority of former CAF members do not make contact with VAC after they leave the Forces. We would like to be able to reach out and support as many Veterans as possible.
Whether you are starting to release now, or you've been retired for many years, we'd like to hear from you in this consultation.
Currently, about 20% of Veterans receive support from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). We want to better understand why many former military members are not approaching VAC for assistance, or why we are not always reaching those who may benefit from our programs and services.
Who should participate in this consultation?
VAC is seeking to hear from former CAF members and their families who do not currently receive support from the department. These could be former military members who have embarked on a second career, are pursuing further education, or are retired.
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How can I participate?
There are several ways you can participate—please select the options below to join the conversation. Your insights will help all Canadian Veterans and their families.
This is an online forum where you can collaborate with former military members and their families. Share your ideas on how VAC can communicate and reach out to you. Comment on other ideas and rate the ones you like. It only takes a minute or two and we all benefit.Share Your Ideas
Take a few minutes to help VAC improve by responding to some key questions. Your answers will help us to do better for all Veterans.Give us your feedback
Online discussion groups
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Participate in a discussion group
As part of this consultation, we will be holding a series of online discussion groups in Spring 2020. We are looking to hear from former military members who do not currently receive programs or services from Veterans Affairs Canada.
If an online discussion group is not convenient, you may share your perspectives in a one-on-one telephone interview.
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