Salute! April 2023

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

April 2023

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In this edition:


Budget 2023 reduces backlogs and supports service delivery

Faster decisions on support and programs are coming for Veterans and families. On March 28, the Minister of Finance tabled Budget 2023.

Programs and services

Myth busting: Rehabilitation Services contract

We wanted to take the time to address some misinformation that has been circulating about the new Rehabilitation Services contract.

The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) Group Health Insurance is moving to Canada Life

Have you heard? As of 1 July 2023, the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) administrator will change from Sun Life to Canada Life.

Building resilient relationships: tips from Lifespeak experts

This month, you can learn useful strategies to help strengthen your connections with others and with yourself. LifeSpeak experts will teach common challenges for couples, coworkers, and caregivers, as well as how to attain a healthy relationship with money.

Changes at the Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre

The Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre is the new name for the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre.

Veterans’ stories

Farid Yaghini: Purpose in the aftermath

Farid Yaghini uses what he learned as an intelligence tech to develop Camp Aftermath: a program that helps fellow Veterans find new purpose in life after service.


Looking back on Rwanda 

30 years ago this month, members of the Canadian Armed Forces began contributing to international peace and security efforts in Rwanda. One year later in 1994, the Rwandan genocide erupted.

Observing #VimyWeek, 3 to 10 April 2023 

The service and sacrifice of those who served during the four-day Battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War provided the backbone for the Canadian Armed Forces of today.

Beloved painting of Juno Beach landing will return 

Plans are solid to return the painting, Canadians Landing at Juno Beach, D-Day, to the Daniel J. MacDonald (DJM) building atrium for permanent display when the modernization project is complete.

Commemoration calendar 


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