Quebec Provincial Command
whether or not you are a Legion member.
Service Officers: Here to Help
Dominion Command is pleased to share with you a new Service Officer video that is a great educational piece on how SO’s at all levels of the Legion (local branch, Provincial and National levels) assist Veterans.
From emergency funds to benefit applications, CAF and RCMP Veterans can turn to the Legion for help.
Our representation role is mandated through legislation.
A Service Officer can help you!
► The Command Service Officers are:
- knowledgeable and
- focused on helping you.
► If you, a friend or family member need help, the Command Service Officer can:
- Assist you with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
- Speak with you about assistance in adjusting to civilian life
- Help you with financial assistance
- Help you with Mental Health and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Help you to find a home
- Help to facilitates face-to-face visits with Veterans, providing them with an opportunity to have a social visit with a Legion volunteer and to raise concerns or identify needs that might be addressed by Veterans Affairs Canada.
- Help you to support your family through a range of programs and referral services.
- Help to support seniors (Veterans).
Yesterday morning I lost my uncle, my godfather but above all a friend
April 5, 2022
Comrade Claude (Ti Cas) Lavoie
Yesterday morning I lost my uncle, my godfather but above all a friend.
Claude had been suffering for a long time. He suffered from an invisible disease. Of those that we do not see physically but that devastate just as much.
Is it this disease which is directly responsible for his death? I don't know at the moment. But I am convinced that it has contributed greatly to it.
I am not writing here to pay tribute to Claude, that I will do with the family and the people who were dear to him in time and place. It's more about awareness.
As I mentioned, my godfather had been suffering for a long time. With hindsight, I am able to see the evolution of this evil that inhabited him.
This disease which means that, for people who have never been there, me being the first not so long ago, we judge those who suffer from it. It's just a bad pass, he just has to kick his ass and it will pass, we tell ourselves, wrongly.
This illness that makes us isolate ourselves, not necessarily voluntarily, but quietly and slyly.
This disease which, for fear of appearing weak or cowardly, causes us to repress.
We didn't see each other as often as we'd like, but when we were together it was a blast, in a good way.
For some you were his brothers for me and mine he called us his "sons" to show us how much he loved us. He was like that, he wanted to be surrounded and he loved everyone. My biggest fear is that he left us thinking he was alone and isolated. However, I take comfort in knowing that he was accompanied on a daily basis by a superb and strong woman [France Trépanier]
I end by telling you this; tell your family, friends and loved ones that you love them as often as possible at the risk of sounding “cheesy”. It avoids wondering, when people leave us, if they knew how much they were loved and appreciated. For those who suffer in silence do not hesitate to speak up.
Watch over us. I am proud of what you had accomplished but especially of the person you were.
I love you
Your nephew, your godson, your friend.
Helping Veterans and Their Families Thrive
By Reducing Stress
The TM Program - An Innovative Approach to Reduce Stress and Enrich Family Well-Being
Through funding from VAC’s Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund, men and women veterans and their families now have the opportunity to take the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) program, offered by the Canadian Women’s Wellness Initiative (CWWI.) This innovative training reduces veteran stress creating a more harmonious, and supportive family environment.
If you, a friend or a family member require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact one of our Service Officers listed below.
SERVICE OFFICER - MONTREAL REGION
Comrade Debra Viskelis
105-2727 Saint-Patrick St.,
Tel.: (514) 866-7491 ext. 225
Toll free: 1 (877) 401-7111
Fax: (418) 843-2824
SERVICE OFFICER - QUEBEC REGION
Comrade Gaétan Rioux
104-1930, de l'Interlude
Tel.: (418) 843-7778
Fax: (418) 843-2824
Veterans Benefits Guide 2022
Benefits Guide 2022 today!
Documents available for Branch Service Officers
- Claims Application Form - Dominion Command
- Benevolent Fund Application - Dominion Command
- Veterans Services - Dominion Command
- The Guide to Benefits, Programs, and Services for Serving and Former CAF Members and their Families - Government of Canada
- Entitlement Eligibility Guidelines - Veterans Affairs Canada
- Table of Disabilities - Veterans Affairs Canada
- Rates - Veterans Affairs Canada
- Canadian Institute for Military & Veteran Health Research - Veterans Affairs Canada
Click on the Branches of your choice for more information...