Veterans Ombudsman hosts public town meeting in Petawawa

Veterans, military members and families in the Petawawa area can voice their concerns during a public Town Hall planned as part of Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent’s visit to the military town.

The Town Hall serves a two-fold purpose for the Veterans Ombudsman: to listen to the concerns of the community and communicate what his office is doing to help veterans and his priorities for addressing the gaps in benefits and services provided to veterans and their families.

“This is an opportunity for the Ombudsman to hear the concerns of the Veterans’ community,” stated a media advisory from Parent’s office.

Additionally, during his visit to Petawawa, Parent will be visiting the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre, the Joint Personnel Support Unit, the Integrated Personnel Support Centre, and the Petawawa Veterans Affairs Canada office.

Before the Town Hall, veterans will also have the opportunity to partake in twenty-minute consultations with an Ombudsman Service Representative to discuss their case privately. Consultations were allotted on a first come, first served.

Following the Town Hall, on Jan. 26, the Veterans Ombudsman will be holding a stakeholder consultation meeting with veterans organizations and advocates in the area.

The Town Hall will take place on Jan. 25 from 18:30 to 20:30 at the Petawawa Golf Club.

There will be ongoing updates on Facebook and Twitter .

The Mr. Parent will be travelling to Calgary later this winter.


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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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