Concordia has a new bursary for veterans and serving members of the military!
Deadline is 02 Oct 17, so apply now!
Article posted here
Montreal's CJAD interviewed Jordan Ayley on November 11th, 2015
On November 11th, 2015 Eric Washburn and Rory Blaisdell were interviewed by CBC Daybreak in Montreal about Veteran Suicides. This was in response to:
Minister of National Defence Statement regarding the 2015 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces
November 10, 2015
OTTAWAThe Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, Minister of National Defence issued the following the statement:
"Throughout my career I have seen first-hand the demands of military service, and the sometimes enormous impact it can have on members and their families. This is particularly relevant given our long combat mission in Afghanistan. I also know that the CAF has done much to address the barriers to care, including stigma, and provides excellent health care and support to its men and women in uniform. However, I am concerned about the findings of the recent CAF report indicating an increased rate of suicide amongst CAF members. As Minister, taking care of our people is my personal priority. I am fully committed to live up to our obligation to Canadian Armed Forces members and their families.
"I have asked the Chief of the Defence Staff to examine this issue as a priority and to identify a way forward."
Full Article and interview can be found here
Eric Washburn was interviewed on CJAD by Tommy Schnurmacher as part of a panel discussion on November 9th, 2015.
Full Interview can be found here
"Veterans Panel - How are we treating our veterans, what do we need to do better, and what are they hoping to see from the new government? - with Mike Blais, Eric Washburn, and Bruce Moncour."
November 9th, 2015
November 11: sombre, weighty and deeply personal: Two Concordia veterans of the Afghanistan war reflect on the significance of Remembrance Day
“When I’m wearing a poppy, I’m not wearing it as a badge of honour; it’s a sign of mourning. That’s what Remembrance Day is for me. It’s about remembering the cost of war.”
Concordia University News interviews Yves Butterworth
On Friday October 30th, we joined with RMR Association RCL Branch 14 for the official launch ceremony of the annual poppy campaign. Our Executive Eric Washburn was interviewed by Global News-Montreal. The CVA is one of the initiatives the Legion Branch will be supporting with it's poppy campaign.
The CVA will be on campus (Sir George Williams, Concordia University) the following Dates/Locations to provide poppies and information on our association. Come visit us, or Volunteer to help!
Monday 2nd: JMSB Lobby
Tuesday 3rd: Hall Mezzanine Table D
Wednesday 4th: Hall Mezzanine Table D
Thursday 5th: JMSB Lobby
Monday 9th: Hall Mezzanine Table D
Tuesday 10th: JMSB Lobby
The CVA makes it into another magazine! Here Laval Families profiled us as part of their fall edition in order to raise awareness of young veterans and our new initiative to help veterans returning to school.
Check it out, rate the article, and spread the word! Everyone on the CVA executive team is so excited to be sharing this experience with you all. Let's keep marching forward!
Try and look past the American soldier picture they chose to accompany the article. We do have former American military personnel within our organization as well afterall.