Ottawa – On Tuesday, October 27th, Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Matthew Luloff, Council Liaison for Veteran and Military Issues, launched the new Veterans Task Force – a network of partners working to inspire social responsibility, proactive collaboration and support for veterans and their families.
The Veterans Task Force aims to support veterans living in Ottawa who are facing challenges with their transition to civilian life.
The task force aims to create partnerships and networks that will make it easier for veterans and their families to secure housing. It will also encourage Ottawa employers to enhance second-career opportunities for veterans. The task force will advocate for veterans and their families, particularly those not supported by government programs, to receive adequate health care, including case-management services.
Veterans Task Force partners include:
- Veterans Affairs Canada
- Military Family Resource Centre – National Capital Region
- Multifaith Housing Initiative
- Soldier On
- Wounded Warriors
- The Royal Canadian Legion
- Soldiers Helping Soldiers
- The Commissionaires and Respect Forum
For more information about the Veterans Task Force, or to speak to the task force Co-Chairs, contact D’Arcy McDonell, Veterans Task Force Media Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org.