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Tag: Health & Wellbeing

ICSPP 2020 – Bridging Science and Practice

– CFMWS’ Human Performance Research and Development, Directorate of Fitness, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) is in full swing preparing to host the fifth International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance (ICSPP) from 11-14 February 2020 in Quebec City.

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Building a bridge over troubled waters: The Sentinel Program in practice

– “Not too long ago, in a galaxy not so far away, I came to a dark and lonely place.” A Canadian Armed Forces member talks about mental health, suicide prevention and the Sentinel Program.

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RCAF runner fares well at world-level championships

– World Masters Athlete Major Serge Faucher competed recently at the North, Central America and Caribbean Region of WMA Championships, coming home with a personal bronze and a team silver.

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What can your EAP do for you?

– The Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  is a resource for employees to get answers to all-kinds of issues related to their personal and professional lives

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Carbon Monoxide

– Carbon Monoxide Awareness is a good reminder CO alarms are now mandatory in all homes and other residential buildings.

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CAF Story | Custom Motorcycle Build Helps Soldier with PTSD

– Following his deployment to Afghanistan, and a difficult transition into life back home, CWO Paul Flowers began a three year project to work through the pain of his struggles with PTSD. “PTSD is a lot of dark days, but there is always a light. You just gotta find out where the light is”

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Why we celebrate National Child Day

– National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada on November 20 since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

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Boots 4 Pups Citadel Canine Society hosts annual Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge

– To honour a fallen Canadian hero while also raising funds for a noble cause, the Boots 4 Pups Citadel Canine Society annually holds the Cpl. Nathan Cirillo Memorial Cup Challenge in Ottawa.

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Sailor prevails in marathon feat

– Running the Victoria Goodlife Fitness Marathon in full firefighter gear with the heavy breathing apparatus had a “surreal feel to it” admits Chief Petty Officer Second Class Chris Fraser.

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Junior sailor plots course for success

– Heidi Maier,13, says she has been swept away by the power of sailing. The Grade 8 student has found competitive success harnessing the wind, and a healthy activity, during eight years with the Canadian Forces Sailing Association (CFSA)  Junior Program.

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