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A program to help children affected by secondary impact trauma
Mar30

A program to help children affected by secondary impact trauma

There is an increased awareness of secondary impact trauma and its effects on children, especially those with a parent diagnosed with Operational Stress Injuries (such as PTSD) from service-related experiences. While several treatment programs have been designed for caregivers, limited programs exist that support children/youth through the stressors connected to parental Operational Stress Injuries. In this episode of Vanguard...

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Bookcase: The Sponsor Effect
Mar26

Bookcase: The Sponsor Effect

In 2013, economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett published a pathfinding book telling us to Forget a Mentor, Get a Sponsor. Until then, mentors were considered de rigeur for advancing careers. And despite the title, she still found value in them. But mentors counsel you because they like you or you remind them of themselves, or perhaps they are paying back...

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General Vance to the CAF: ‘ready to deploy wherever and whenever our country needs us’ for COVID-19
Mar23

General Vance to the CAF: ‘ready to deploy wherever and whenever our country needs us’ for COVID-19

General Jon Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) issued a letter on Friday to members of the CAF community to address COVID-19. In the letter, he expresses his thanks to the CAF for their response during this unprecedented time. From their initial participation in quarantining the returning passengers from the hard-hit areas...

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Before Operational Stress program provides mental health support to public service personnel
Mar17

Before Operational Stress program provides mental health support to public service personnel

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, we continue our series of supporting ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families. Hear from Dr. Megan McElheran, a Clinical Psychologist with WGM Psychological Services in Calgary, AB. She completed her graduate training at the Stanford University clinical psychology consortium, during which she obtained specialized training in the treatment of PTSD...

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General Vance announces new Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and other 2020 appointments for the CAF
Mar16

General Vance announces new Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and other 2020 appointments for the CAF

Gen Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, announced earlier today that LGen Mike Rouleau will assume the position of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. This announcement is part of the 2020 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer (GOFO) senior appointments, promotions, and retirements. LGen Mike Rouleau “It will be a...

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Supporting heroes – here’s how
Mar03

Supporting heroes – here’s how

A partnership to help support ill and injured CAF members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families On any given day, Canada is kept safe by over 60,000 brave men and women under the security and defence enforcement teams of the Canadian Armed Forces. Of this number, some are part of an active deployable force working overseas to protect Canada’s...

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