Honouring our veterans

It’s been 100 years since the guns fell silent on the Western Front.

Today, on the 11th hour of the 11th month, we will take a moment to honour Canadian soldiers who served and died in the First World War and battles since. Canadian soldiers played a vital role in the Allies winning the war, including victories at Vimy Ridge, France, and Passchendaele, Belgium. This year, Veterans Affairs Canada is recognizing the efforts of Canadian soldiers in the last 100 days of the Great War, which was pivotal to breaking through enemy lines and finally ending the conflict. You can read more here.

Men and women who serve our country can experience feelings of sadness, anger, frustration and low self-esteem. According to Veterans Affairs, about one-fifth of Canadian veterans are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, most commonly depression, anxi

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