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Halifax to be home to injured soldier support centre

Eight new support centres for injured soldiers and their families will open across the country — including one in Halifax.

Nova Scotia MP and Defence Minister Peter MacKay made the announcement in Halifax yesterday.

“Whether returning to military life or exploring a new civilian career, these members and their families will receive the assistance they need,” MacKay said in a statement yesterday.

The support centres will provide a “one-stop service” for the care of injured personnel, veterans, their families, and the families of soldiers who were killed. It’s meant to simplify the process and eliminate gaps and confusion.

“The Integrated Personnel Support Centres provide us with an opportunity to improve transition services already available on most CF bases across the country,” said Greg Thompson, the minister of Veterans Affairs.

“This partnership with our colleagues at DND will provide veterans and their families with more co-ordinated, seamless service.”

Other locations for these support centres are: Vancouver, Edmonton, Shilo, Toronto, Petawawa, Valcartier and Gagetown.

They’re due to open in the coming months and will have openings for 117 new full-time positions.

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