Feedback wanted regarding transitioning Canadian Armed Forces personnel 

Researchers from the Department of National Defence (DND)/Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are currently looking for individuals from the military community to take part in a study about transition to civilian life of ill or injured CAF members.

The study, taking place in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), is being conducted to gain a better understanding of the experiences of ill and injured CAF members, and their families, during transition from military to civilian life.

The study will also help determine methods for improving access to or quality of current transition services and programs to meet these needs.

The researchers, from the Director-General Military Personnel Research and Analysis, are looking to speak to those ill or injured military members who have been recently released, or who will be released in the near future, and family members who primarily provide support.

The interview is expected to take 90 minutes and can be conducted either in person or by phone. Participants must also complete a brief questionnaire. The study will be confidential and anonymous.

No personal information will be reported, and the department assures that “there is no link whatsoever between this study and your career or access to CAF/VAC services and programs.”

If you are interested, you can contact Dr. Alla Skomorovsky at (613)-901-9615 or by email  or Dr. Jennifer Lee at (613) 901-9603 or by email.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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