Determinants of Successful Transition - Preliminary Findings

Determinants of Successful Transition - Preliminary Findings - Infographic

Who Were The Participants

15 participants

Age: All respondents were at least 31 years old

Gender: 13 men, 2 women

Rank: 7 Officers, 8 Non-commissioned members

Service Type: 7 Regular, 3 Reserve, 5 Both

Branch of Service: Army (10), Navy (2), Airforce (2), Multiple (1)

How Difficult Was Your Transition Experience?

Difficulty of Transition
  Number of responses
Very easy 0
Moderately easy 2
Neither difficult nor easy 4
Moderately difficult 5
Very difficult 4

What Were the Biggest Stressors During Your Transition?
(ranked as top 3 by participants)

  1. Maintaining Financial Security
  2. Health Issues
  3. Maintaining Family Life

What Were Your Greatest Sources of Support?
(number of times ranked in top 3 by participants)

  • Spouse (13)
  • Therapist, Counsellor or Psychologist (8)
  • Friends & Children (6)

What Programs Did You Access?

CAF Programs Accessed by Veterans
  Number of responses
SCAN seminar 13
Guide to Benefits 8
IPSC 8
CAF Nurse Case Manager 8
Voc Rehab 8
Other (represents 3 programs) 7
VAC Programs Accessed by Veterans
  Number of responses
Transition Interview 9
Case Mgmt Services 8
My VAC Account 6
OSI Clinic 5
VAC Assistance Service 4
Other (represents 5 programs) 14

What Programs Did Your Spouse Access?

CAF Programs Accessed by Spouse or Family Members
  Number of responses
None 5
SCAN seminar 5
Attendant Care Benefit 2
CFMAP 2
Other (represents 6 programs) 6
VAC Programs Accessed by Spouse or Family Members
  Number of responses
None 11
Case Mgmt. Services 2
OSISS 1
Other 1

Which Community-based Programs Did You Access?
(response indicates list of different programs accessed by participants)

  • Veterans Transition Network
  • Shaping Purpose
  • Soldier On
  • Outward Bound
  • Couples Overcoming PTSD Everyday (COPE)