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Summer Fire Safety

– Campfires, fireworks and barbeque grills are especially enjoyable during summer social gatherings. Those popular seasonal practices share one common essential element: fire. In that sense, learning about the basics of fire safety is imperative before playing with flames. Campfires Firstly, when dealing with outdoor campfires, verify open-air burning restrictions with local authorities beforehand, and make …

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#WhatMovesYou

– This July, on the heels of Warrior Games, Soldier On invites you to lead the #whatmovesyou challenge. As Canadians walk, run, cycle, paddle, golf, fish, and move to the beat of their own drum, we ask #whatmovesyou? Everyone has a unique story about why they are active, moving forward, and soldiering on. We need your …

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Quilts’ stitching details care, support for service personnel

– The national Quilts of Valour program pairs Canadian Armed Forces veterans with handmade quilts from groups throughout Canada.

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Exhibition by Retired CAF Member Tells Poignant Stories of “LGBT Purge” Survivors

– An art exhibition by WO (Ret’d) Christine Potvin, recently displayed at the School of The Photographic Art Ottawa (SPAO), tells the stories of 14 CAF survivors of the “LGBT Purge,” a dark period during which LGBTQ2 Canadians serving in the public service, the military or the RCMP were unfairly targeted by federal policies due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

– In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. These initiatives are vital in the face of an unprecedented level of global competition for the skills of pilots, technicians, highly trained aviation specialists, and support personnel.

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Water Safety Week

– From June 1-8, let’s bring awareness to the dangers associated with swimming in order to prevent possible accidents. Did you know that every year, approximately 520 Canadians die unnecessarily in inadvertent water-related fatalities? A high percentage of the victim toll involve young children, making them especially at risk when it comes to drowning accidents. Indeed, …

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Summer Driving Safety

– With summer right around the corner, it is important to acknowledge the multiple dangers related to driving throughout the next season. There are many factors that make the upcoming months some of the most hazardous concerning accidents and injuries involving motorized vehicles. So what makes summer driving so dangerous? First of all, summer vacations and …

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Decorated soldier and global health pioneer linked to the World Health Organization honoured

– A decorated soldier and Canadian Major-General, psychiatrist, and world health pioneer instrumental in the creation of the World Health Organization (WHO), the late G. Brock Chisholm, MD was honoured by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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National Defence #GetsLoud for Mental Health Week 2019

– Earlier this month, the Defence Team kicked-off Mental Health Week 2019 with a captivating panel discussion on personal well-being and resilience, co-hosted by the Defence Team’s Mental Health Co-Champions, Deputy Minister (DM) Jody Thomas and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) LGen Paul Wynnyk.

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Screen Time Detox: Step away from the screen and back to your life

– Smart phones, tablets, laptops, along with an explosion of social media apps means that we are perpetually tied to emails, texts, and messages. The question is: are you the master or a slave to the technology that surrounds you?

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