MFRCs provide military families with information, resources and services in Canadian Armed Forces communities.
The OSISS Program is a partnership program between the Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada. Created in 2001, the Program began as a discussion between peers in a waiting area at a clinic.
The OSISS vision is "To be an exemplary model of standardized peer support to Canadian Forces (CF) personnel, Veterans and their families". The goal is to ensure that when peers enter the gateway of peer support, they reap the benefits of the programs and services that can assist them in their recovery. Breaking down the barriers of stigma and providing social support has led many CF members, Veterans and their families to seek the needed help. In short, OSISS is a critical non-clinical addition to the mental health services of both Departments.
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