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:

  • 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.

Please contact Kameel Sharma or Hélène Cadotte-Gagnon to learn more:

Kameel Sharma

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 4583

Hélène Cadotte-Gagnon 

  • (613) 392-2811 ext. 4779

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 

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.