Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA)

The committee met two times this week, in camera on February 7, 2012 to discuss committee business.

The committee is investigating the various front-line health and wellbeing services offered to Canadian veterans. Witnesses from the Department of National Defence presented on the various health-related services that they offer to injured veterans. Specifically, committee members and witnesses discussed how the Military Family Resource Centres across Canada respond to physical and psychological needs of injured veterans and their families. In addition, two private companies, WCG International HR Consultants and Right Management, presented on the kind of career rehabilitation and career services they offer to veterans respectively. They offered some suggestions on how to better coordinate and optimize career services to veterans and reported on their success stories.