The Canadian Armed Forces has begun a program that will help its members make an easier transition to their life after service.
The goal of the new Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group is to ensure that members leaving the service and their families receive the full range of support, compensation and benefits available.
The transition group will “provide support to all members for the next mission in life,” said Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance at a news conference. A pilot project at Canadian Forces Base Borden in Ontario will help develop personalized help along with standardized, professional services.
It is estimated that it will take three to five years to develop the permanent program and roll it out across the country.
As the permanent program is being devel...