Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

February 19, 2009 12:00 ET

Media Advisory/VAC: Official Opening of Operational Stress Injury Clinic in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, and Ms. Anne Sutherland Boal, Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Acute, Vancouver Coastal Health, will officially open the newest operational stress injury (OSI) clinic in Veterans Affairs Canada's national network.



Date: Friday, February 20, 2009

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Official Opening:
The University of British Columbia, Detwiller Pavilion
Detwiller Lecture Theatre Room, 2255 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, British Columbia
Clinic Tour:
Vancouver Operational Stress Injury Clinic
University of British Columbia, Purdy Pavilion
Room M41, 2221 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia


The new clinic, funded by Veterans Affairs Canada and operated by Vancouver Coastal Health, will provide diagnosis, assessment and treatment services for Veterans, Canadian Forces and eligible Royal Canadian Mounted Police members and their families living with operational stress injuries.

Remarks will be made by Minister Thompson and Ms. Sutherland Boal. Media are invited to tour the Clinic with Minister Thompson. This is the seventh clinic Veterans Affairs Canada has opened. By the end of this year, there will be 10 such clinics located across the country.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649
    or
    Vancouver Coastal Health
    Trudi Beutel
    Public Affairs Officer
    604-708-5282