Veterans Ombud in Quebec the Week of October 30 to Meet With Veterans

Ottawa ON

OCTOBER 23, 2023, OTTAWA, ON – Veterans Ombud Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine will be in Quebec to meet with the Veterans community the week of October 30. The visit includes town halls in Montreal (October 30), Quebec City (November 1), and Saguenay (November 2), as well as meetings with a broad range of stakeholders.

The town halls provide an opportunity for the Veterans Ombud to hear the concerns of the Veterans community, and to share information on the work of the Office of the Veterans Ombud, as well as its priorities for the future. Veterans and serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and RCMP members, survivors, families and friends are invited to attend the town halls.

“I am excited to visit Quebec. I want to hear directly from Veterans and serving CAF and RCMP members and their families about their experiences and challenges with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) as they seek to access available programs and benefits.”

Town halls

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #085/090 
Address: 3015, rue Henri-Dunant, Lachine, QC  
Date: Monday, October 30, 2023
Time: 19:00 – 20:30 EST
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #265 (Lt. Col. Jean Charles Forbes, RMWO)
Address: 7101, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel, Québec QC Canada, G2G 1B6
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Time: 19:00 – 20:30 EST

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #209 (Arvida, Ville de Saguenay) 
Address: 2691, rue de La Salle, Jonquière, QC  
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Time: 19:00 – 20:30 EST

The Office of the Veterans Ombud reviews complaints and challenges the policies and decisions of VAC where they find individual or systemic unfairness. We strive to be an independent and respected voice for fairness and a champion for the well-being of Veterans and their families.

If you are a serving CAF member, RCMP member, Veteran, family member or representative and you feel you have been treated unfairly by VAC, or you would like information about programs and services, the Office of the Veterans Ombud is here to help.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Lucille Hodgins
Tel: 613-617-7205

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