Guide to Assistance for Grenadiers

Rev (April, 2018)

Outside of the assistance provided by the CGG Foundation, there are many other CAF programs and charitable organizations who support serving Grenadiers and veterans. Information on these other sources of support is detailed below.

Canadian Armed Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS)

CFMWS administers The Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund (CFPAF), which provides financial assistance (low interest loans or grants) to members of the CAF who have completed at least one year of service and veterans. CFMWS also provides a wide number of other services, from student loans to insurance to store discounts, for serving members, veterans and their families. A directory of those services can be found here. Assistance in accessing or understanding these services should be sought through the Orderly Room, communicating with the Regimental Padre, the CGG Association or Guards Club Executive.

Member Assistance Program

The Member Assistance Program is a voluntary and confidential service to help CAF members, Cadets and their family members who have personal concerns that affect their well-being and/or work performance.

Examples of concerns that they can assist with are:

  • Marital and family issues
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Personal and emotional issues
  • Stress and burn-out
  • Work-related, including harassment and sexual assault
  • Alcohol, drugs and prescription drugs

They can be reached at 1-800-268-7708, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
This service is provided by the Employee Assistance Services of Health Canada. The cost of the program is paid for by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). If you need specialized or longer term help, your counsellor will refer you to an appropriate professional resource.

Career Transition Services (CTS)

Administered by Veteran’s Affairs Canada

The Career Transition Services (CTS) Program will help with finding a career. It’s qualified career counsellors will provide one-on-one career counselling, help with resume writing, interview preparation, job-finding assistance and in some cases job-placement.

They can be reached at: 1-866-522-2122.

For information on the new Career Transition Benefit from VAC: Education and Jobs

For information on the new VAC Education and Training benefit: Education and Training

Job Bank

The landing page for the section aimed specifically at veterans can be found here: Job Bank for Veterans

Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats supports CAF members and veterans to find and maintain civilian jobs as tradespeople

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warriors provides support to veterans, first responders and their families, primarily focused on mental health, recovery from injuries and the transition from military to civilian life. Details on their programs can be found here