Women Veterans Program

The Quebec Veterans Foundation is proud to offer an innovative assistance program exclusively for women veterans, whose main objective is to meet their specific needs. The Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation (FBFL) has generously agreed to make a major funding commitment for a three-year period.

The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund provides financial support to private, public and academic organizations that strive to improve the lives of veterans and their families through innovative initiatives, research and projects. The QVF is a proud recipient of this grant offered by Veterans Affairs Canada and thanks to their important financial support, we will be able to perpetuate and continue to develop this program which makes a difference for veterans all over Quebec.

This program to support women veterans is also financially supported by Pratt & Whitney Canada and the Tenaquip Foundation.

Through this initiative, we hope to help reduce the rate of isolation and suicide among women veterans by encouraging organizations to offer resources adapted to their unique needs. When transitioning to civilian life, women veterans need access to a support system that fits their reality.


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The Women Veterans Program encourages the development and delivery of wellness activities specifically designed to meet the unique needs of Quebec veterans as they transition to civilian life.

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A platform will be created to centralize resources exclusively dedicated to women veterans.

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The Women Veterans Program will support and disseminate research that addresses the specific issues and needs of women veterans to optimize their transition to civilian life.

Recipients of funding

Women Veterans can access the following activities and services free of charge - some activities have limited capacity:
Veterans Transition Network
Formation de développement des compétences pour la transition
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Ce programme permettra aux participants de développer des compétences dans le cadre d’un counselling de groupe, une formule éprouvée dans la prestation de notre Programme de transition des vétérans (PTV), et ce, depuis longtemps.
Dave Morrow Entraînement Personnel
Un Plan pour des vétéranes en bonne santé
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Ce programme ait comme objectif d’améliorer de façon considérable la santé et le mieux-être des vétéranes des Forces Armées Canadiennes (FAC) grâce à une formation en ligne, basées sur les habitudes de vie, la condition physique, la nutrition et l’état d’esprit.
Séances de yoga virtuel pour vétéranes
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Ce programme aide à apprendre à être présent dans un environnement sain et sécuritaire, à découvrir la magie de la connexion du corps, du mental et de la respiration. EnergiZen offre de la yoga thérapeutique pour trouble de stress post- traumatique (TSPT) et douleur chronique.
Centre CASA
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Ce programme a pour but d'offrir des sessions de groupe, des ateliers et un soutien entre pairs pour aider à répondre aux besoins spécifiques des vétéranes. Le Centre CASA contribuera à éduquer et à démystifier la réalité des défis auxquels est confronté ce groupe spécifique de vétérans.
Le Pepper Pod
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Soigner Nos Braves par la Mouche Canada
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Hélène LeScelleur
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Guiding principles

The objective of this platform is to centralize resources exclusively dedicated to women veterans. We encourage you to discover their missions, the services they offer and their codes of ethics. The Quebec Veterans Foundation is a funding organization and is not in a position to provide or offer clinical advice. Please contact your family doctor, your VAC representative or go to a hospital emergency if you are concerned about any aspect of your or another person’s mental or physical health.

Learn to better understand

Women have been allowed to join the CAF for many years. However, it wasn’t until 1989 that the federal government allowed women to serve in most military occupations. As a result, we have seen the number of women in the military grow and they have begun to fill jobs that were traditionally male, but not necessarily suited to them. The number of female veterans is increasing annually, and according to the most recent data, approximately 12% of released Regular Force members in the CAF are women. If the CAF’s efforts to recruit women are successful, the proportion of female veterans is likely to increase substantially in the coming years.

The military and the veteran support system are constantly changing. We will see over the next few decades, the CAF and VAC transform to better tailor equipment, training, support, and treatment to match the specifics of women and men. For example, women in the military who are in transition were often invited to join military spouse support groups in the absence of dedicated services for them.

It is in this spirit of change that the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, recently announced the creation of the Office of Women’s Issues and LGBTQ2 Veterans at Veterans Affairs Canada.

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Helping Women Veterans Quit Smoking: A Qualitative Analysis of Successful and Unsuccessful Attempts  

Understanding the Experiences of Women Student Veterans During Their Transition Process from the Military into Higher Education: Identity, Belonging, and Voice in Writing Courses and Writing Assignments in Other Disciplines   

Benefits of CBT-I for Women Veterans with and without PTSD  

Postpartum Depression in a Cohort of Post-9/11 Women Veterans: The Role of Military Stress and Trauma 

An Open Trial to Test Participant Satisfaction With and Feasibility of a Computerized Intervention for Women Veterans With Sexual Trauma Histories Seeking Primary Care Treatment   

The MSSA: A Novel Instrument to Assess Sleep and Sleep Disturbances in Military Men and Women  

Realizing the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Telemental Health Care for Women Veterans  

Integrated intervention for comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia: A pilot study of women veterans 

The Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Moral Injury on Women Veterans’ Perinatal Outcomes Following Separation From Military Service  

An Examination of the Association Between Patient Experience and Quality of Mental Health Care Among Women Veterans  

Defining Moral Injury Among Military Populations: A Systematic Review  

In Lifetime History of Sexual Assault and Emergency Department Service Use among Women   

Women in the U.S. Military: Coping Style as a Moderator between Gender Microaggressions and Depressive Symptoms 

Multiple Case Action Research Study Describing Veteran Women’s Perceptions of Biopsychosocial Healthcare  

“We Have a Long Way to Go:” A Case Study Examination of Older Women Veterans’ Experiences in VA Primary Care 

Gender in Veteran reintegration and transition: a scoping review  

Long-Term Outcomes of Service Women Injured on Combat Deployment  


Virtual Panel Discussion: Military Sexual Assault: A National Security Issue | Athena Leadership Project  

Unique Readjustment Concerns for Newly Separated U.S. Female Veterans  

Military and Veteran Women’s Well-being: Canadian Perspective  

Needs and Strengths of Military Women Veterans  

No Man’s Land – Experiences and Needs of UK Women Veterans  

The Experiences and Social Well-Being of Women in the NZ Army  

Suicidal Self-Directed Violence among Women Veterans  

Unique Readjustment Concerns for Newly Separated U.S. Female Veterans  

Moral Injury Research and Clinical Implications: Shining the Lens on Gender Differences  

Women’s Mentoring Network of Canada  

Moral Injury Community of Interest  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 2 | Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor on the Value of Hard Conversations  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 7 | Dr. Henry on the power of empathy and kindness  

True Patriot Love’s Resiliency in the Canadian military: Lessons From Leading Women  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 8 | Lt(N) Jenn Martin on rising to the challenge 

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 9 | Captain Mary Ann Barber on putting your own oxygen mask on first 

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 10 | Able Seaman Yvette Yong on being number one in the world  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 11 | Master Corporal (Retired) Natalie Forcier on creating your next chapter  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 1 | Major Jaime Phillips on Embracing Authentic Leadership  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 3 | Warrant Officer Avril Jno-Baptiste-Jones on finding your own path 

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 4 | Sergeant GerriAnne Davidson on challenging your limits  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country: Virtual Fireside Chat  

True Patriot Love’s For Her Country – Episode 6 | Artillery Officer Anne Reiffenstein on the cost of being first 

Les hommes et les femmes vétérans au Canada 

Virtual conferences

Code of Ethics

Inclusion: Valuing diversity and allowing all veterans to have access to the same opportunities.
Respect: Consideration for others, with courtesy, listening and openness. Prohibit and report all forms of harassment.
Fairness and integrity: Conducting oneself in a fair and honest manner. To provide equitable treatment with full respect for what is right. Prohibit and denounce all forms of discrimination, judgment or segregation.
Impartiality: To be neutral and objective. Make decisions in accordance with the applicable rules and laws. Carry out their work without partisan consideration.
Rigor: Acting with rectitude, responsibly, consistently and thoughtfully.
Innovation: Openness to change with creativity to optimize performance.

Our Missions

The Barry F. Lorenzetti Foundation is committed to improving mental health care in Canada by addressing gaps in the current system. Our goal is to support local initiatives, create long-term national partnerships to advance our cause and position ourselves as a leader in mental health care. The Foundation’s mission is to advance mental health care in Canada by improving access to care and fighting stigma, with a focus on two areas: youth mental health and PTSD affecting military members.


The Quebec Veterans Foundation (QVF) provides concrete support to veterans in their transition to civilian life. The QVF funds programs that provide direct services to Veterans in long-term care at Ste. Anne’s Hospital and to Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries or experiencing homelessness and addiction. The QVF strongly believes that the women and men who have served their country should all feel pride and be able to continue to contribute to their communities in the context of their civilian lives.