For immediate release
MP Neil Ellis announces that Mood Disorders Society of Canada will receive funding from VAC
Mood Disorders Society has been approved for $741,620 from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund
December 7, 2018 – Belleville, Ontario – Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte
Today, MP Neil Ellis congratulated Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) on being selected as one of 21 organizations to receive funding in 2018 from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund. Mood Disorders Society of Canada has received $741,620, over three years, to support the development of Project Trauma Support.
Project Trauma Support is a project organized and run by the MDSC. It is a community-based residential program which supports a multidisciplinary approach to treating post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund was designed to support the creation of innovative services, supports and projects that enable Veterans to make successful transitions to post-service life.
“Mood Disorders Society of Canada has long been one of our country’s strongest advocates for mental health research and support services. The funding for Project Trauma Support program will help another 96 Canadian Armed Forces veterans to access specialized care to support their mental health and personal wellbeing.”
-Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte
“Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) applauds the Government of Canada for recognizing the importance of addressing the mental health needs of veterans by supporting MDSC deliver Project Trauma Support (PTS); an innovative, community-based, 6-day residential program that employs a sanctuary model aimed at addressing Post-Traumatic Stress and Operational Stress Injury in military personnel, veterans, first responders and correctional officers.”
-Dave Gallson, National Executive Director, Mood Disorders Society of Canada
- The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund is part of the new supports and benefits in Budget 2017 that are focused on improving the well-being of Veterans and their families.
- The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund will distribute $3 million annually to organizations across Canada.
- The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund is a resource for organizations focusing or working on research, or initiatives and projects tailored to improve the well-being of Veterans and their families.
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Constituency Office Manager
MP Neil Ellis
Veterans Affairs Canada