Salute! May 2023

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

May 2023

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In this edition:

Programs and services

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

We know you may have questions about how the recent changes to the Department’s Rehabilitation Program will impact Veterans participating in the program. Here is what you need to know.

Is pain an issue for you? Then you can learn a lot about dealing with it from two recent podcasts from the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Veterans.

Our lives don’t stand still. We constantly face new challenges and LifeSpeak understands. Their latest expert-led videos can be great additions to your self-care learning.

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

Veterans’ stories

Jason Green joined the RCMP to help people. He continues to serve his New Brunswick community, helping Veterans find housing.

Kelly Mitchelmore’s experiences at sea in the Royal Canadian Navy inspired her art.


This May 29 marks the 75th anniversary of the first United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission..

In the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War, the United Nations was called upon to provide much-needed peacekeeping support in the Golan Heights of Syria.

The Canadian Armed Forces protect our country while also supporting international peace and security.

Is your organization planning an initiative that honours Canada’s Veterans? Veterans Affairs Canada’s (VAC) Commemorative Partnership Program (CPP) could be for you


The use of cannabis among Veterans to treat chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and sleep disorders is growing steadily. Last year, more than 18,000 Veterans who qualified for cannabis for medical purposes submitted claims through VAC reimbursement policy.

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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