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Advisory Groups - Policy

Post by Guest on Tue 10 May 2016, 12:46

Members
Andrea Siew - Commodore (Retired)
Brad White, Royal Canadian Legion
Brian Forbes - National Council of Veterans Associations in Canada
Joe Sharpe - Brigadier General (Retired)
Luc O'Bomsawin, Aboriginal Veterans Autochtones
Mark Campbell - Major (Retired)
Michel Bessette, Veterans UN-NATO Canada
Mike Blais, Canadian Veterans Advocacy
William Macdonald - Master Warrant Officer (Retired)

Record of Discussion – Policy Advisory Group Meeting
February 25, 2016

Record of Discussion – Policy Advisory Group Meeting
February 25, 2016
Parliament, Centre Block, Ottawa, ON

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The role of the Policy Advisory Group is to provide advice to the Minister of Veterans Affairs by considering policy issues related to and beyond his mandate commitments in response to identified gaps in Veterans Affairs Canada’s (VAC) benefits and services to Veterans.

During a general discussion of the VAC mandate, the well-being model and the Minister’s commitments, the following comments were made:

The Government of Canada has a responsibility for ensuring the well-being and financial security of Veterans.
Closing the seam means ensuring a smooth transition from military to civilian life, achieved through early engagement long before a member is released; education and career transition support are essential to successful transition.
Financial security is linked to the well-being model: Veterans need financial security before they can concentrate on getting well.
Income replacement should be provided to family members who give up employment to become caregivers.
The Family Caregiver Relief Benefit should be revisited to make it more effective.
Second “seam” requiring closing: between Pension Act (PA) and New Veterans Charter (NVC):
PA and NVC are different things, created at different times, to meet different needs; and
A monthly lifetime pension option could help close the gap between the PA and NVC.
Need to focus on intended outcomes: to meet the needs of Veterans and simplify the mechanisms to do so, recognizing the complexity of the NVC and the need to improve it.
Improved strategic communications are needed to help explain and educate Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, Veterans, and their families on the role of financial benefits and the importance of Veteran well-being.
Policy Advisory Group business:

Two member co-chairs selected (Brian Forbes and Andrea Siew).
Request for 2-day meeting after Budget 2016 (March 22) and before next Stakeholder Summit (proposed early May).
Group members will draft Terms of Reference and agenda.
Members would like sufficient in camera time at future meetings.
Members asked that sufficient notification be provided for meetings.
Members asked VAC to lay out meeting schedule for the next year.
Items/Actions for future discussion:

Well-being model.
Transition experiences from perspective of VAC staff and CAF members at the pre-release stage.
Financial support under PA and NVC.
Family support (financial and non-financial).
Definition of “reasonable measure of financial security.”
Gap identification exercise to identify issues needing attention but not included in the Minister’s mandate.
Review NVC and other legislation, regulations and guidelines to identify gaps, problems, overlaps, and contradictions.

Add your voice to the Policy Advisory Group’s discussions.

Describe your idea. If applicable, be sure to include any milestones or key deliverables that you think could be accomplished within two years. You might also want to mention potential partners that could help implement the idea.

Click on the link below to add your voice ;

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/about-us/advisory-groups/policy/02-25-2016

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Re: Advisory Groups - Policy

Post by VVice on Wed 11 May 2016, 05:20

FYI.

VVi does not have a representative on any of the six advisory groups. If you agree that VVi should be included among the membership, then send an e-mail to the minister.

Perry

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Re: Advisory Groups - Policy

Post by Guest on Wed 11 May 2016, 07:08

done and done .

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Post by Guest on Sun 16 Oct 2016, 21:47

Holly shit that's a very top heavy senior rank of reps for the advisory group and excuse me doesn't anyone else see a problem with Major Mark Campbell being there when infact he is part of the group taking the government to court.

Thanks for posting the names, had to look up a few names. Now I understand the dog and pony show with nothing much to show. There's an old saying, "Time is money"
Look at all the time we are wasting and tax payers money. The longer it takes to solve our problems the more money the GOC is wasting away.

The higher ranks are not in tune with the lower ranks needs. We have lower pensions and lower payments in our 70%/90%. They are in no rush because their lives are fine. With the exception of Major Mark Campbell.

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Re: Advisory Groups - Policy

Post by Guest on Sun 16 Oct 2016, 22:35

officers and SNR NCOs are generally idiots . flat out . stood their as a grade 3 or 8 educated RSM ( hard to tell ) called a bunch of guys building the new parking lot for the new RCR building idiots for not doing it his way , witch he described , and he was talking to one collage educated CPL and two university educated PTEs .

I THEN paraphrased an American politician about NATO meeting recently conducted at the head shed saying their has never been such a concentrated amount of intelligence in that building at one time since CPL alan smith had to do x-mass duty alone .

the RSM was the ONLY one who didn't get it the other two knew exactly .

so ill go ya one better they not only don't get it they are dumb as stumps ta boot .

always question authority

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