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November 23, 2017

It Is Time!

I retired from the Canadian military at the age of 32 after serving 10 years, and after having the honour of deploying twice to Afghanistan. Shortly after, civilian life created a void in me –a lack of purpose. A year ago, I shared with a small group of friends a…
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November 14, 2017

National Philanthropy Day

Philanthropy is an act of love and giving, meant to help others. On National Philanthropy Day (NPD), which falls on every November 15, the world celebrates acts of kindness, volunteerism and generosity of spirit. NPD has two aims: to actualize philanthropy through positive actions, and to recognize the change that philanthropy…
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November 8, 2017

Lest We Forget

Each year, on 11 November, we pause to remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we, their present and future generations, can live happy and free. We are proud of them and the example they set, for there is no achievement greater or nobler, nor any feat…
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November 6, 2017

Movember and Men’s Mental Health

Movember is an annual event encouraging men to grow moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's mental health. Movember has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects in Canada and around the world, including Contact, Unload from the…
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November 3, 2017

Aftermath Association at St. Pius X Catholic High School for Career Day

On November 1, 2017, Aftermath Association chairman Farid Yaghini spoke to students and faculty members at St. Pius X Catholic High School in an event-filled day that saw representatives of Ottawa Police, Canadian Forces and various trade organizations such as Skill Canada, Musicians and Pharmacists, all reach out to the…
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October 21, 2017

Opening New Doors: Aftermath and CIMVHR

On 25 September 2017, Aftermath Association (AA)’s Véronique Bérubé and Farid Yaghini traveled to Toronto, ON, to attend the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) conference. (more…)
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October 18, 2017

We’ve put together something BIG

Less than a year ago, I gathered the courage to share with friends and family an idea I had to help military veterans and first-responders (more…)
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October 14, 2017

Earth and Water: Healing at The Guardian’s home

We met the Boruca people during the Aftermath Costa Rica #Recce trip. I was looking forward to seeing the tribe and learning a little bit about them, as well as seeing how we could incorporate such a visit with Aftermath's philanthropic and therapeutic activities during Roto 0.  That’s not really…
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October 10, 2017

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, which is observed to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health. The World Health Organization promotes the Day as an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work. And so,…
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September 20, 2017

Recce Reflections

Why a Recce: Camp Aftermath is built on the idea of using philanthropy to generate “positive anchors” to replace the “negative anchors” of painfully haunting past experiences that give rise to PTSD. To accomplish the goal of Camp Aftermath, the Aftermath Association leadership and members, in collaboration with sister organizations,…
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