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The third annual Leadership Circle meeting brought together its largest group yet, with more than 60 individuals from over 50 organizations (including 38 member organizations) convening to share progress on developing military literacy in Canada.

This year’s gathering was structured around a series of HUBs that focused discussion and planning around building military literacy in Health Care; Mental Health; Education, Children and Youth Services; Employment and Labour; Research; and Transition and Outreach. Each HUB provided a strategic focal point for Leadership Circle members involved with or interested in these different facets of life. HUB leaders facilitated communication, coordination, collaboration and innovation among participants.

The event was co-hosted by Deputy Commander of Military Personnel Command, Major General Wayne Eyre, Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, Karen Ellis, and Board Vice Chair of the Vanier Institute of the Family, Rina Arseneault. Opening remarks were delivered by Her Excellency Sharon Johnston and Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Deputy Minister of Defence, on behalf of the Minister Kent Hehr.