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Veterans Transition Network to expand program to support females

The Veterans Transition Network in Quebec is expanding their program to support female Veterans transitioning to civilian life following their military service.

GardaWorld’s contribution to the expansion program will fund the development of specialized training for clinicians within the VTN programs that takes into account the unique challenges faced by female Veterans, and will support the delivery of the first pilot program in Quebec.

“Last night’s event was a great success. We officially launched our training program for female Veterans and Reservists in Quebec in partnership with True Patriot Love,” said the Honourable Christian Paradis, senior vice president at GardaWorld and former federal minister. “We value the importance of such a program to give female Veterans a chance at another promising career.”

Martin Regimbald, vice president, human resources of GardaWorld says a Veteran or Reservist can have a fulfilling career at GardaWorld, adding that the quality jobs offered are perfectly aligned with military training.

In partnership, the True Patriot Love Foundation has provided over $1 million in funding to VTN, enabling delivery of 36 programs for 193 Veterans across the country.

“At True Patriot Love Foundation, we’re committed to providing essential support and resources to Canadian military members, Veterans and their families, and we’re proud to have partnered with the Veterans Transition Network since 2012. We are grateful for GardaWorld’s support that will enable the expansion of the program into Quebec, which will help support the many women who need assistance with their transition to civilian life,” says Bronwen Evans, CEO, True Patriot Love Foundation.

The VTN has already helped over 850 veterans in 9 provinces and is continuing to grow. Other programs have provided services to RCMP officers, and bilingual French/English speakers.

All programs through the VTN are open to any Canadian Forces or RCMP Veteran and are co-led by graduates of the program who are also Veterans.

For more information about the Veteran’s Transition Network visit their website here and for more information visit GardaWorld.

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Paige LeClair

As a recent graduate from the St. Thomas University Journalism program, Paige has a passion for storytelling and investigative journalism. In 2016, she, along with her journalism team were awarded first place at the Emerge Media Awards in the multimedia category. The team was also a finalist at the Canadian Association of Journalist Awards. She is excited to work with other military spouses providing stories and information to the military community. Paige is newly married to Andrew, a Lineman, and moved to their first posting in Petawawa in May of this year. She is excited to begin this journey with Andrew, their dog Diablo, and cat, Linux

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