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CBC Daybreak: Canada needs to find a way to remember soldiers who committed suicide: Veterans

CBC Daybreak: Canada needs to find a way to remember soldiers who committed suicide: Veterans

On November 11th, 2015 Eric Washburn and Rory Blaisdell were interviewed by CBC Daybreak in Montreal about Veteran Suicides. This was in response to:

STATEMENT
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 

Concordia University News: Two Concordia veterans of the Afghanistan war reflect on the significance of Remembrance Day

Concordia University News: Two Concordia veterans of the Afghanistan war reflect on the significance of Remembrance Day

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

2015 Poppy Campaign Launch Ceremony

2015 Poppy Campaign Launch Ceremony

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. 

Video (here)
Interview (here)
Article (here)

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

Laval Families Magazine: CVA, Helping Veterans Transition from Military to Civilian Life

Laval Families Magazine: CVA, Helping Veterans Transition from Military to Civilian Life

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!

- Yves

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.

http://lavalfamilies.com/articles.asp?a=485

Interview With CBC Montreal

Interview With CBC Montreal

CBC Montreal interviews Yves Leduc-Butterworth and Eric Washburn on helping student veterans transition to studies...

"A new group at Concordia University is helping student veterans transition into life in university. It's called the Concordia Veterans Association"