Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

June 20, 2008 11:01 ET

Government of Canada Opens New Centre hospitalier universitaire de Quebec Operational Stress Injury Clinic

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Daniel Petit, Member of Parliament for Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles, on behalf of The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, took part in the opening of new facilities for the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Quebec Operational Stress Injury Clinic. This clinic specializes in the treatment of operational stress injuries-such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depressive states or substance abuse-affecting the men and women serving our country.

"These new facilities reflect our government's determination to serve those who have served Canada so well," said Minister Thompson. "We made a commitment last November to double the clinic's capacity and we are proud to deliver on our promise."

This clinic is part of the Joint Network for Operational Stress Injuries that Veterans Affairs Canada is developing with National Defence. In 2007, the Government of Canada awarded an additional $1.4 million in funding to the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Quebec Operational Stress Injury Clinic. In addition to standardized assessments, treatment, and preventive and support services, the clinic also offers educational programs and individual, family and group counselling services.

"It's a pleasure to take part in today's opening," said Mr. Petit. "These clinics ensure our Veterans, Canadian Forces and RCMP members receive the highest standard of care, and services that are tailor-made for them."

In 2006, Veterans Affairs Canada implemented the New Veterans Charter that included a complete range of programs and services to better meet the needs of modern Veterans, including those affected by operational stress injuries.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications