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Women Veterans Forum – 2019

Women Veterans

Visit this feature dedicated to the experiences and lives of women in times of war, military conflict and peace.

Women currently make up 15 percent of the Canadian Armed Forces. Through serving our country with courage and sacrifice, women Veterans are making a marked contribution to peace and security around the globe. Veterans Affairs Canada is working to address women Veterans’ specific needs by collaborating with researchers, partner organizations and women Veterans themselves.

The Women Veterans Forum took place in May 2019 and was the first of its kind in Canada. Held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the forum brought together Veterans, researchers, experts and organizational leaders to discuss specific challenges women face in their life after service.

The forum highlighted central themes including the need for more targeted programs and services, additional research, greater collaboration, enhanced outreach and a Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA Plus).

Read the complete record of discussion.

Insights from Veterans

My advice to people in the military is to have several plans [for transitioning]. - Bambi Gray, Corporal (Retd)
Going on to represent Canada once again, that made me really proud. The Invictus Games were my Olympics. - Natacha Dupuis - Master Corporal (Retd)
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