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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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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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Animal Assisted Therapy Helping Injured and Ill Veterans, First Responders
Feb20

Animal Assisted Therapy Helping Injured and Ill Veterans, First Responders

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, we continue our series on veterans and some of the challenges they face. In our last episode, J. Richard Jones spoke with LCol Chris Linford (Ret’d) about his journey with PTSD. Today, we have joining us is Capt Phil Ralph (Ret’d) to talk about an Animal Assisted Therapy program that is helping injured...

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How small Canadian manufacturers can become successful internationally
Feb18

How small Canadian manufacturers can become successful internationally

As a family-owned Canadian business, Thordon Bearings Inc. has made a mark on the international scene by designing and manufacturing non-polluting bearing systems in the marine and clean power generation industries. The 100-year old family business has an international network of agents, distributors and regional sales representatives in 90 countries providing high performance, oil and grease-free bearing systems, seals...

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Workspace: Increasing productivity at work
Feb14

Workspace: Increasing productivity at work

Recently, J. Richard Jones, host of Vanguard Radio, had the opportunity to speak with Ed Rodriguez, Vice President of Sales & General Manager of Citrix Canada on Vanguard’s sister podcast – CGE Radio. It’s an interesting conversation about how technology has made our personal lives a lot easier. But what about the effect in the office environment? In our...

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Highlights of what Serge Carignan, DND will speak about at ShipTech Forum 2020
Feb13

Highlights of what Serge Carignan, DND will speak about at ShipTech Forum 2020

Serge Carignan, Superintendent, Quality Engineering Test Establishment at the Department of National Defence will be speaking at ShipTech Forum 2020. In this episode of Vanguard, Serge shares some of the highlights of what he will be speaking about, his experience and his role at DND. Serge joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1979 and graduated from the Royal Military...

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