Since its inception, the Veterans Transition Program has maintained the belief that soldiers are best served by other soldiers. The researchers found that many of the veterans they worked with were reluctant to participate in programs or access resources that were provided by the government or military, for fear that their information would not be kept confidential. Many veterans fear the consequences an operational-stress injury could have on their military record and future career prospects. Thus, it was important to ensure in the expansion of the VTP that this confidentiality was protected, and that though grants were sought to enable the growth of the program, the Veterans Transition Network (VTN) would remain an independent organization.
Now, the VTN is working on expanding its borders. To date, the VTP has helped over 850 veterans in 9 provinces, and continues to grow. In addition to our original program, we have provided services to RCMP officers, female Veterans, and bilingual French/English speakers. To find out more about our recent programming, check out our latest annual report.
The future looks bright at VTN, and we look forward to sharing it with you.