DND News

Veterans Ombud at Maritime town halls

Veterans Ombud Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine will be in Nova Scotia the week of March 20 to meet with the Veterans community. The visit includes town halls in Liverpool on March 22, and Dartmouth on March 23, as well as meetings with a broad range of stakeholders in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The town halls will provide an opportunity for the Veterans Ombud to hear the concerns of the Veterans community, and to share information on the work of the Office of the Veterans Ombud, as well as its priorities for the future. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, Veterans and their families are all invited to attend the town halls.

"After visiting Veterans in British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta in the past month, I am really looking forward to continuing these visits in Atlantic Canada. I want to hear directly from Veterans and their families about their experiences and challenges with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) as they seek to access available programs and benefits," says  Colonel (Ret’d) Nishika Jardine, Veterans Ombud. "These town halls are a great opportunity to hear their concerns."  

The Office of the Veterans Ombud reviews complaints and challenges the policies and decisions of VAC where they find individual or systemic unfairness. They strive to be an independent and respected voice for fairness and a champion for the well-being of Veterans and their families.

Serving CAF members, RCMP members, Veterans, family members or representatives who would like more information about programs and services, or those who feel unfairly treated by VAC, are encouraged to connect with the Office of the Veterans Ombud to resolve any issues.

NS town halls
Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Mersey Branch No. 038
Address: 43 Henry Hensey Dr., Liverpool NS
Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
Time: 18:00 - 19:00 AST

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch No. 160 
Address: 703 Main Street., Dartmouth NS
Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
Time: 19:00 - 20:00 AST