OTTAWA, ON, 26 AUGUST 2013 – The Veterans Ombudsman’s Report, Investing in Veterans’ Vocational Training, calls on the government to improve career choices and opportunities for Veterans who have been injured as a result of their service to Canada. The Royal Canadian Legion applauds the report from Guy Parent and his team.
“The Ombudsman’s office has examined the history of the current program and brought forward issues that are pertinent to all of Canada’s Veterans,” says Gordon Moore, Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion. “It is important that the men and women who are injured in their service to Canada have the opportunities and choices to build and broaden their skills. Our Veterans want to continue their contribution to Canada and the current training programs are highly prescriptive, lack flexibility and put barriers in place which unfairly limit the ways in which Veterans can develop personally and professionally,” says Moore. The Ombudsman has delivered his report in time for an enhanced review of the New Veterans Charter which should include the complexity and limitations of the vocational rehabilitation programs for our injured Veterans and their families.