Under current legislation, Sunnybrook Veterans Centre will cease to exist as a veteran's facility after the last WW2 and Korean veterans pass away. There is a great need to maintain Sunnybrook as a Centre of Excellence for our "New Veterans", those who have bravely served Canada since the Korean War;
Mental health issues are very prevalent, both with military personnel and first responders, and research and treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other accompanying issues is critically needed; and
The existing Veterans Centre at Sunnybrook should be transformed into such a Centre of Excellence to treat these disorders and meet the physical and mental health needs of our "New Veterans", members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and First Responders.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to create within the existing Sunnybrook Veteran's Facility, a Centre of Excellence for Veterans' Care, including specialization in both physical and mental health; the latter including research and treatment for traumatic stress disorder and related issues for Canadian Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and First Responders.
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