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ANAVETS VETERANS WEEK SCHEDULE – 2019-10-14

Wed., Nov. 6th 10:40 am Townsview School

11:45 Lunch at WHS

1:00 pm WHS Service #1

2:00 WHS Service #2

Thurs., Nov. 7th 9:00 am Meduxnekeag School

1:30 pm Carleton Manor

Fri., Nov. 8th 10:40 am Woodstock First Nation (Woodstock First Nation Gym/Band Office)

11:30 Lunch at WFN

Sun., Nov. 10th 11:00 am Church Parade – St. Gertrude’s (be there at 10:30)

12:00 noon Lunch at Church Hall

Mon., Nov. 11th 11:00 am Remembrance Day (meet at Armoury at 10:15)

The Woodstock United Baptist Church welcomes those who cannot parade or stand to watch the ceremony on a big screen inside the church. This is followed by a reception. There will also be a stand-to in the Mess at the JD Winslow Armoury following the parade.

A social time will be held at St. Gertrude’s Church Hall from 1:00 – 2:00, followed by our banquet.

 
Shoulder to Shoulder
This photo , taken in April 2017 at the New Brunswick Legislature was when the Government unanimously passed the proclamation that April 9, 2017 be declared Vimy Ridge Day. Unit 95 and the Gregg Centre helped get this done.
Andrew Garsch, 2nd from the left, bottom row, was in Saint John yesterday along with Hon. Lawrence McCauley, Minister of Veterans Affairs to introduce a new program for veterans getting released  called “Shaping Purpose”.
 
Come to the meeting and learn more about this and we can also explain a bit about the NBGCC members in the photo and other ‘stuff’.
 
Shoulder to Shoulder

Information on changes to the administration of the Canadian Armed Forces pension

In July 2016, the administration of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) pension plans for active members was transferred to the Government of Canada Pension Centre at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).
On January 3, 2017, the functionality to administer CAF pensions for retired CAF members and their survivors/child(ren) will also be added to the Government of Canada pension system.
An Annuitant Communiqué will be sent via Canada Post to retired members in November 2016. This will be the second time retired members are being informed of the upcoming changes.
If you receive calls from retired members about any of these changes please refer them to the following sources for more information:

  Until January 3, 2017 Starting January 3, 3017
Telephone

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-0350

Telephone Teletype (TTY): 1‑855‑255‑9935

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time)

Outside Canada and United States:

613-952-9933 (collect calls accepted)

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern)

Toll-Free: 1-800-267-0325

Telephone Teletype (TTY): 1‑855‑255‑9935

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time)

Outside Canada and the United States:

613-946-1093 (collect calls accepted)

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Eastern)

Email [email protected] [email protected]
Fax 613-952-9821 418-566‑2865
Mail Public Services and Procurement CanadaSpecialized Services Division
1451 Coldrey Ave
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0S5
Government of Canada Pension Centre – Mail Facility
PO Box 9500
Matane, QC  G4W 0H3

Information about the transition is available on the Department of National Defence (DND) Web site at:
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pension/military-pension-renewal.page

Below is a list of questions and answers that your organization may receive from retired members.

  1. I received a letter about changes to my pension, what does this mean?
    The Department of National Defence (DND) is informing active and retired members about the transfer of the administration of their CAF pension plans to the Government of Canada Pension Centre at Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC).  No action is required from you. DND is simply informing you of the upcoming changes.
  1. When does this transition affect retired members?
    The administration of pension payments for retired members and their survivors/children will begin to be administered by the Government of Canada Pension Centre on January 3, 2017.
  1. Will I have to do anything to transfer my pension file?
    No, DND will transfer all member files and convert them to electronic versions. This will provide pension experts easier and faster access to your pension information
  1. As a retired member, will this affect my pension benefit payments?
    As a retired member, a survivor or child(ren), benefits will continue to be paid in accordance with the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (CFSA) rules.
  1. Will I continue to have access to my epost account?
    Retired members will continue to have access to epost, Canada Post’s secure online delivery service that offers a paperless alternative to receiving pension documents by mail. Pension documents will arrive in your epost mailbox as soon as they are issued.
    For information about registering for an epost account, please visit the following link (https://www.epost.ca).
  1. What improvements to client service will I see from the transition to the new pension solution?
    Active and retired members and their survivors/child(ren) can look forward to the following improvements after the transition:
  • greater accuracy, consistency and timeliness in processing transactions and payments;
  • access to a secure web portal for active members;
  • access to online Pension Benefit Statements for contributors to the pension plans (available approximately one year after transition); and
  • environmentally friendly operations resulting from the elimination of paper files. All member files will be converted to electronic versions.

 A more automated solution will allow pension experts to focus on providing an improved level of individual counselling to members.
7. Where can I go for information about CAF pension plans?
Visit the Government of Canada CAF Pension Web site for active and retired members at www.canada.ca/pensions-canadian-armed-forces.  Here, members will find comprehensive information on CAF pension plans, all relevant forms, and links to related information.

MEFLOQUIN CLASS ACTION

I need to get this out there to all members and veterans that have been given Lariam-Mefloquine especially Somalia and Rwanda personal . A class-action law suit has been filed through Larmer-Stickland LLP. At present time there are only 21 members . The law suit is against the drug company and DND. If you served in Somalia and Rwanda please contact Barb at Larmer-Stickland 1-705-478-8200 or [email protected]