Salute! February 2023

A regular newsletter from Veterans Affairs Canada that may be of interest to members.

February 2023

Let us know what you think about Salute! by emailing us.

In this edition:

Programs and services

The Government of Canada is transitioning the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) administrator from SunLife to the Canada Life Assurance Company, effective 1 July 2023

The Can Praxis Breaking the Cycle program provides families with the communication tools they need to talk about PTSD and improve family functioning.

Harnessing Healthy Habits with LifeSpeak aims to guide you toward thinking and feeling your best with a series of videos and articles.

Episode one of season two features professional hockey player Cameron Gaunce, speaking about the similarities between athlete and military identity.

Veterans’ stories

On 9 April 1917, Christian was serving with the 78th Canadian Infantry Battalion during the Battle of Vimy Ridge when heavy artillery fire buried him in a trench.

In his 19-year Navy career, Jeff Casey learned a lot about the abilities of CAF members. He now uses what he learned to help other Vets make the transition to life after service.


Black Canadians have proudly served in uniform for more than 200 years. Many overcame barriers to enlist and faced discrimination in the ranks.

In 2025, Vancouver-Whistler will host the first winter hybrid edition of the Invictus Games. For the first time, the Invictus Games will include adaptive winter sports like alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, skeleton sliding and curling.

You’ll find our display near the National War Memorial, at the corner of Elgin Street and Wellington Avenue from February 3 to 20.

Every year, for more than 25 years, children and adults have sent in thousands of handmade Valentines for Canada’s Veterans


The Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families is seeking participants for a study it is conducting, with the Phoenix Australia Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, on intimate partner violence among Veterans and their partners.

The Atlas Institute is also working with researchers at McMaster University to evaluate a project to study training approaches for service providers using violence, evidence, guidance, and action (VEGA) tools

The 2023 Annual Forum for Women and 2SLGBTQI+ Veterans will explore how more inclusive policy, programs and services at Veterans Affairs Canada could better address the needs of women and 2SLGBTQI+ Veterans.

Let’s Talk Veterans allows more people to have their say on issues related to Veterans and their families. This consultation platform allows the Veteran community and Canadians to provide VAC with direct feedback that helps us improve our programs and services.

Do you know other Veterans, family members or others who would benefit from the information in this newsletter? Please share it with your friends and contacts.

View the latest issues of Salute! online.


Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach Team

Veterans Affairs Canada


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