UVAE Response to VAC Public Statements

Veterans Affairs says UVAE response: “One national contract for all vital services “will cut the administrative burden on case managers, allowing them to spend more time with their veteran clients and less time on the paperwork.” They are removing the core of CM duties that gives them meaningful contact with their Veterans and maintaining the …

Charlottetown Guardian: Union says Veterans Affairs’ $560 million contract could mean longer wait times

The union representing Veterans Affairs Canada staff says a $560-million contract awarded to private medical providers should be halted and that it could cause delays in benefit applications for veterans. The contract, which will extend over five years, was awarded to a joint venture of two private companies – WGC International and Lifemark Health Group – …

How to Support a Co-worker Experiencing Mental Health Issues

Public Safety Personnel (PSP) can experience extremely high levels of job-related stress. Their exposures to job-related stressors can increase their risk for developing mental health symptoms associated with generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. This fact sheet is from the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment. https://www.cipsrt-icrtsp.ca/assets/how-to-support-a-co-worker-2021.pdf