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.
Services are available six months prior to release and two years post-release and include:
**Each veteran and their family are unique and services will be tailored to meet those individual needs.
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:
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.
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.
24/7 Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Line
Canadian Forces Member Assistance Program (CFMAP)
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.