Helping Our Peers by providing Empathy

HOPE provides you and your family with peer support if you have recently experienced the loss of a loved one by matching you with a trained peer volunteer who understand the grieving journey.

What this service offers

HOPE offers the following services:

  • confidental support
  • sympathetic ear
  • understanding of the grieving process
  • sharing similar experiences

Who is eligible

You and your family are eligibile for this service if you have lost a loved one who served in the Canadian Armed Forces, either active or retired, Regular or Reserve Force. The loss may have occurred during military service or due to other causes.

Contact us for help

To get more information, visit your local CAF transition centre.

You can also contact the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group:


  • Canada wide toll free: 1-800-883-6094
  • National Capital Region: 613-995-1457
  • Worldwide via the Military network: CSN 995-1457
  • TTY/TDD: 1-800-467-9877

Contact a representative Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Our service standard is same day or next business day. All calls are confidential.


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