Veterans' Week 2023



On screen: Ministers Saks speaking on screen, wearing a poppy.

Minister Saks:

Each year, during Veterans’ Week and on Remembrance Day, we express our gratitude to the millions of Canadians who have dedicated their lives to serving our country in uniform.

For many, this service has taken a long-lasting toll on their physical and mental health.

About one-fifth of Veterans will experience a diagnosed mental health disorder in their life-time, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorders.

We need to shine a light on the mental health issues that many Veterans experience.

That’s why we are making mental health supports more accessible to all.

On screen: Talk Suicide Canada: 1-833-456-4566

For Quebec residents: 1-866-277-3553

Minister Saks:

It’s okay to not be okay. Help is available, and we are all here to listen. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call Talk Suicide Canada at 1-833-456-4566. Support is available 24/7.

For residents of Quebec, call 1-866-277-3553.

On screen: Ministers Saks speaking on screen.

Minister Saks:

If you’re suffering, please reach out to those who are here to help. 

To all those who have served, and continue to serve Canada both home and abroad – thank you. We are forever in your debt.

On screen: Canada wordmark.

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