Veterans & Families

The Veteran Family Program

The Veteran Family Program is a joint initiative between Veterans Affairs Canada and Military Family Services. The Veteran Family Program is a bilingual service that provides support to medically-released Veterans and their families to effectively prepare for and transition to civilian life.

When everything is changing.

Services Available:

Services are available six months prior to release and two years post-release and include:

  • Community Integration Services
  • Transition support
  • Intervention support
  • Employment and Education Services
  • Second Language Program
  • Access to the 24/7 bilingual Family Information Line
  • Children and youth workshops
  • Personal Growth and Development

**Each veteran and their family are unique and services will be tailored to meet those individual needs.

Community Conversation Event:

We are holding a Community Conversation event on Friday, February 5th from 9 am - 3 pm for medically released/releasing veterans and their families.

Please contact Kelly Briggs to RSVP and to learn more:

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 7917
  • kelly.b@trentonmfrc.ca

Many resources, in addition to the MFRC, are available to help you access important information and services before, during and after being released from the Canadian Armed Forces.

Family Information Line (FIL)

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 FIL can be reached at 1-800-866-4546.

Online links

24/7 Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Line 
1-800-268-7708

Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP) 
1-800-268-7708 

www.familyforce.ca

www.rcl110.ca

www.legion.ca

The Veteran Family Journal

The Veteran Family Journal is a resource developed specifically to help ease the transition for medically-released Veterans and their families. It contains a comprehensible list of all the services and programs available for medically-released Veterans and their families and how to access them.