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Post by 6608 on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 19:25

Well here is his update .............

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1034039

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:

“Today marks the 100th day since I was appointed Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence. Each and every day I am honoured and proud to serve those who wear—or who have worn—our nation’s uniform.

“The Prime Minister has given me an aggressive mandate, one that I plan to fulfill through stronger relationships with Veterans and the organizations that represent them. For me, consultation will be the cornerstone of my approach as I look to the men and women who have served to tell me how best to serve them, and their families.

“Just hours after my appointment, I addressed Veterans and guests at a candlelight tribute that connects Veterans and youth and passes the torch of remembrance to younger generations. It was a truly inspiring way to start the work ahead.

“During my first days, I participated in a number of Veterans’ Week activities, including Remembrance Day ceremonies in Ottawa. This special day was humbling and concluded a week of learning and listening. It reconfirmed my commitment to ensuring that we get Veterans the care they need, when and where they need it.

“Within the first month, I travelled across the country to engage with Veterans and Veterans’ organizations, and held my first Veterans’ Stakeholder Summit in Ottawa in December. Next, I travelled to Poland and Ukraine to meet our Canadian Armed Forces troops during the holidays and to thank them for their service on behalf of all Canadians.

“No matter where I am—small towns, rural areas or major cities—the concern and compassion Canadians have for our Veterans and their families is remarkable.

“It became clear to me that I needed to lay the building blocks for a higher standard of service that will address Veterans’ needs in the years to come.

“To that effect, a new Priorities Secretariat has been created to focus on three key issues that were quickly identified as priorities: improving the support available for homeless and at-risk Veterans; support for Veterans’ families; and support for those transitioning to civilian careers. Mr. Tim Kerr, a 28-year Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, is leading the Secretariat and has begun his work in earnest.

“I have learned that access to effective mental health support is an area in which we must do better. The Government of Canada recognizes how serious the issues of mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder are and, as a start, we’re implementing a number of new initiatives.

“We’re launching a new Operational Stress Injury Resource for Caregivers—an online, self-directed tool designed for caregivers and families of Canadian Armed Forces members or Veterans living with an operational stress injury.

“A new Director of Mental Health, Joel Fillion, has been hired. He will lead the development and execution of a Veterans Affairs Mental Health Strategy; the educational support and training in the area of mental health to departmental front-line staff; and the managerial oversight of the Operational Stress Injury National Network.

“We also hired a National Pharmacy Advisor, Katherine Vesterfelt, to ensure that the Department has professionals with the proper medical and professional experience in place to help get Veterans the supports they need.

“My first 100 days have been exciting and I look forward to achieving much more in the future as we make progress on the many significant items in my mandate letter. Already we have re-hired more than 175 front-line staff to provide more support to Veterans across Canada and soon, Veterans will once again be able to access services in offices closed in recent years.

“I am committed to listening, and doing more for Veterans and their families. I will build a higher standard of service and will deliver this service to the men and women who have sacrificed for our country with the care, compassion and respect that they deserve.”






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Re: Minister Hehr provides update on first 100 days

Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 19:59

At a boy.......Kent........great job.........great priority............get those the support they need in transitioning to civilian careers..........that's what it's all about..........you need to continue doing this if you want those medically released Veterans to rely less on benefits an more on continuing to support themselves.........after all..........they are no longer wanted in the forces..........get them off the benefits an back to work.

He must be talking about non medically released Veterans !!

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 20:07

Hmmmmmmmmmm,mm,mm,mmmmmmmm! That bottle of scotch looks good right now! It's never disappointed!

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 20:07

WTF! Kent start cutting those cheques!

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Post by johnny211 on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 20:11

Ya, thats all great Kent, but fluff stuff with big words. No talk here about pensions, ELB increase, $, etc..VVV..
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Post by johnny211 on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 20:11

Lol , Navrat, you took the words right out of my mouth,,VVV
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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 20:15

Energizer Bunny alright....??

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Post by Teentitan on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 20:22

Well he's got the listening down pat. Now if he could just 'talk' about what he's hearing would be even better.

Well he's created a buffer between vets and him by adding Tim Kerr. Anyone know him or his contact info? Maybe he can give us updates.

Somewhat concerned about the National Pharmacy Advisor. First thought I had was 'another layer of red-tape' for support from service providers. Will have to wait and see how this one works....could be interesting.

Like the OSI for Caregivers. That should be very helpful especially if they develop it from input from actual Caregivers.

Wow this budget at the end of March is either going to be a blessing for vets (ELB/LTD bump) or it's going to be a major loss and we get nothing.

Like they said at the end of Batman.....stay tuned.
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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 20:32

On facebook MVA Hehr's above letter isn't being received well.
Thanks 6608 for posting the update.

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 21:10

I want the buy out cancelled! That's the promise, Kent! I want the ELB/ltd increased to 90 percent. I don't need a pharmacy advisor I already get prescribed enough crap for my body! What don't you understand, the best medicine is cold hard CASH!

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 21:11

Scotch gone , on to rum! See what you started Kent, if I have a hangover , somebody's paying for it, or at least covering my breakfast at McDonalds and I'm going to try that damn CF1 card for the flipping 10 percent discount!

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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 21:15

I feel like I'm on the flipping X-Files! The new series was suppose to be better but it's turning to shtye! Kent I don't know how much longer I can give ya!

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Post by BinRat on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 22:36

Anyone have a LinkedIn account cause I found this but I haven't registered for it
https://ca.linkedin.com/in/timothy-kerr-57199b60

Timothy Kerr
Director, Veterans Priority Programs Secretariat

Ottawa, Canada Area
Public Policy
Current

Veterans Affairs Canada / Anciens Combattants Canada

Previous

Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes,
Bruyère

Education
King's College London

Websites
Company Website If ya click on the link it just takes you to VAC's website

Experience

Veterans Affairs Canada / Anciens Combattants Canada
Director, Veterans Priority Programs Secretariat
Veterans Affairs Canada / Anciens Combattants Canada
November 2015 – Present (4 months)
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
Director Naval Strategy, Royal Canadian Navy
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
August 2014 – November 2015 (1 year 4 months)

Director Naval Strategy, Royal Canadian Navy Aug 2014 - present
Deputy Director Current Plans, Strategic Joint Staff, Canadian Armed Forces 2013- Aug 2014
Commanding Officer-HMCS Algonquin 2010-2012
United Kingdom Advanced Command and Staff Course 13 2009-2010
Executive Officer HMCS Winnipeg 2007-2009
Executive Assistant to Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic 2006-2007
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
Deputy Director Current Plans, Strategic Joint Staff
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
July 2013 – August 2014 (1 year 2 months)
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
Return to Work program participant
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
January 2013 – June 2013 (6 months)
Bruyère
Stroke Rehabilitation patient
Bruyère
July 2012 – December 2012 (6 months)
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
Commanding Officer, HMCS Algonquin
Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes
November 2010 – June 2012 (1 year 8 months)

Education

King's College London
King's College London
Master’s Degree, Defence Studies, Distinction
2009 – 2010
Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government
1989 – 1991

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Bruyère
Volunteer
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January 2014 – Present (2 years 2 months)Health

Stroke Rehabilitation Unit

Causes Timothy cares about:

Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
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Post by Guest on Fri 12 Feb 2016, 23:01

Excellent find BinRat

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Post by Guest on Sat 13 Feb 2016, 06:51

WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP !!!!!!!!!!!

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