In The News: Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Life.


WATCH ABOVE: As we approach Remembrance Day ceremonies, Canadians are preparing to remember past and current Canadian armed forces veterans. Taz Dhaliwal speaks to two retired members of the armed forces to find out how veterans feel they are being recognized and supported as they try to re-enter civilian society – Oct 23, 2020


On Thursday, the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) held an online event (watch below) to discuss how well military veterans are being recognized and supported as they re-enter civilian society.

Speakers included Brad Hagen, a psychologist working with veterans, and Wayne King, a veteran himself and service officer with the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 4 in Lethbridge.

SACPA says while many Canadians are familiar with the First World War and the Second World War, they are normally less familiar with the other important missions that Canadian military personnel have served in, such as Korea, Rwanda, Bosnia, Namibia, Haiti, Cyprus and Afghanistan.

During the livestreamed talk, Hagen said the men and woman who enlist to serve their country do receive excellent training, and even though they are expected to do difficult things under harsh circumstances, they’re proud to make sacrifices for their country.

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