The Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle is a component of the Military and Veteran Families in Canada Initiative, a partnership between the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Canadian Armed Forces to build awareness, capacity, competency and community regarding military and Veteran families in Canada.
The purpose of the Military and Veteran Families in Canada Initiative is to understand the unique experiences, expectations and perspectives of military and Veteran families, and to ensure military families have equitable access to services and programs in their neighbourhoods. A leadership circle and knowledge network is being established to connect community clinicians, researchers, community organizations and the general public in this innovative five-year collaboration.
The aim of the Canadian Military and Veteran Families Leadership Circle is to leverage the skills, talents and expertise of key community leaders to ensure the effective development and delivery of services and programs for military families. Areas of focus will include early childhood/preschool, education, physical and mental health, community and social services, rehabilitation and integration, employment and labour.