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What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24/7 through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service is a voluntary and confidential service delivered through a nationwide team of mental-health professionals. When you phone, you...
  • When Common-Law Partners Deploy

    May 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Veterans Affairs Canada has adopted a new policy on common-law relationships as it applies to Canadian Forces (CF) members and veterans which makes exceptions in certain circumstances when a CF member dies in Special Duty Service. The policy describes criteria that must be met to...
  • Medical Association Turns To The Legion

    March 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Medical Association wants to hear from Legionnaires about what they expect from their health care system. It has launched a national dialogue with Canadians on improving health care in Canada. The main goal is to ensure that the system can be sustained in...
  • Long-Term Care Surveyors Needed

    January 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Since 2003, some 300 members of The Royal Canadian Legion from coast to coast to coast have answered the call and interviewed veterans in long-term care facilities at the request of Veterans Affairs Canada. In fact, each year more than 4,500 veterans residing in some...
  • There are a number of programs funded publicly and privately which provide financial assistance for post-secondary education to the children of fallen veterans who have died while serving their country. However, the same cannot be said for the children of soldiers who are wounded and...
  • Connecting ALS And Military Service

    September 3, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Previously, in the July/August Serving You, we discussed the Australian process of decision-making about disease causation, the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA), an independent statutory authority which determines Statements of Principles (SOPs) for disease related to military service in Australian military forces. The United States, like...
  • In 1994 the Australian government introduced legislation to reform the process of decision-making about disease causation. The aim was to create a more equitable and consistent system of dealing with claims for disability pensions received from Australian veterans and their dependants. One of the outcomes...