First anniversary of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group

Video / December 10, 2019


(MM) One year ago, the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group became our military newest formation.

(RL) With the mission to deliver personalized, professional and standardized casualty support and transition services to members and their family from coast to coast to coast.

(MM) We've accomplished a lot in our first year.

(WOMAN) The CAF established Operation TRANSITION, which codifies the transition and the domains of well-being, which initiated a necessary institutional change with the establishment of a roadmap for future work and changes in the CAF TG. A new transition and training process has been implemented in order to ensure that members and their families are fully informed of their options, including retention. Should they decide to leave the CAF, they would be better prepared and able to transition successfully.

Many transition tools and resources have also been made available to members and their families, regardless of their situation or place of residence, so that they can begin planning and prepare for this important transition much earlier on in their careers.

(MAN) Currently together with its partner, the Transition Group launched an outreach campaign to inform members, veterans and their families of these changes and the tools and support now available to them.

(SH) The Transition Group is a great example of the collaboration between Veterans Affairs Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces. It is where our research, programs and services and our staff come together to insure military members and their families are supported through all phases of transition. We are proud to be partner of the Transition Group and to continuing our joint effort to improve the transition process.

(WOMAN) During this challenging time, the CAF TG has continued to fulfill its core mandate of care and support for ill and injured members, their families, and the families of the fallen.

(RL) We didn't stop there. We increased our workforce across the organization. Especially at the tactical level, by selecting experienced, dedicated individuals who have received the necessary training to provide the best possible support to serving members, veterans and their families. We also elevated the rank of our unit commanders to ensure that they have the appropriate level of authority for their responsibilities.

(MAN) In all we do, the CAF TG is dedicated to a culture of professionalism and continuous improvement. We are on the way to developing a new model of transition and our transition trials are taking place in CFB Borden. And in the coming months, we look forward to an update to the transition guide and app and the continued evolution of transition training.

(WOMAN) The goal is for our members and their families to start thinking about the transition much earlier on in their careers, to be better informed and educated in order to make this important decision, and to have a solid plan before they leave the CAF. We want to ensure the well-being and success of each member and their family so that they can use the world-class training and experience gained during their careers in the Canadian Armed Forces while continuing to make a positive contribution to communities across Canada.

(MM) It's been an important first year for the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group. Let's continue to work closely together, build on our achievements and deliver the best services and support we can to our members and their families.

To all our staff and partners, we'd like to personally thank you for your outstanding work, dedication and passion for serving our members. Operation TRANSITION, it involves us all.

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