The 4 Steps to Take When Applying for a VAC Disability Award

By | 2017-12-21T00:50:51+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Canadian Veterans, Veteran outreach, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)|

You may hear discussion of your service injury referred to as a pensioned condition, a disability “award”.  Someone may ask you, “Are you applying for an award for your tinnitus?”  The usual troop response would be, “No, I’m applying for hearing aids for my tinnitus”.  Don’t assume the worst, just a different department and different [...]

Helping the Helpers

By | 2017-10-24T17:13:08+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Canadian Veterans, PTSD, Veteran outreach, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)|

Spartan Wellness is pleased to announce its participation in Helping the Helpers, a day-long event taking place on Oct.28 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This informative event will focus on coping and dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and feature talks from local professionals, including doctors, paramedics, police,  and physiologists. Among [...]

10 Things I Wish I Knew Coming Out of the Forces

By | 2018-01-18T00:59:38+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), Canadian Veterans, PTSD, Veteran outreach, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)|

Transitioning out of the Forces into civilian life can be emotionally and financially challenging for anyone. In order to make that change as smooth as possible, we asked Spartan Wellness co-founder, Riad Byne, to list his top 10 of what he wished he knew coming out of the Forces. In his own words, here is [...]