Program Aims to Help Former Soldiers

FREDERICTON – A Canada-wide research study is being launched with the aim of helping members of the Canadian Armed Forces and veterans transition to civilian life.

The study, based around a New Brunswick-based program called Shaping Purpose, will examine the experiences of 84 Forces members and veterans.

β€œOf the roughly 5,000 regular force members who leave the Forces each year, about 27 per cent have difficulty with transition due to a loss of identity,” said Andrew Garsch, vice-president of program delivery with Shaping Purpose.

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