Hamid and Farid standing on top of a mountain
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February 20, 2018

World Day of Social Justice

For me, perhaps in a weird way, Social Justice Day, observed by the UN every year on the 20th of February, evokes different emotions. I have fought for social justice most of my adult life, and have suffered for it. I remember, as I was squirming on the floor, trying…
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February 19, 2018

Happy Family Day from Camp Aftermath!

When we think of family we think of the people bound to us by blood ties. On the whole, the concept of “family” gives us a sense of love, warmth, caring, sharing, and everything that evokes comfort and belonging. It is in celebration of this sense of belonging that we…
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February 16, 2018

Do Good, Feel Good.

Healing through active philanthropy. The basic premise of what Aftermath was founded on. Our recent volunteer trip has demonstrated the magnitude of this philosophy. One of my favourite quotes of all time is an accurate reflection of how I see volunteering - “A society grows great when old men plant…
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February 14, 2018

On the Day of Love

Valentine’s Day is about "friendship-love". This is what my four-year-old daughter tells me. She is learning at school that this day symbolizes all the love we have for our friends and family, and that it’s a chance to show your friendship-love for everyone we care about. "And that’s why we…
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February 13, 2018

Orientation Trip Reflections

As I sit on the plane ride home from Costa Rica, concluding Camp Aftermath’s Orientation Trip, I cannot help but feel an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. I am most grateful to the 15 volunteers who accompanied me on this journey. Above and beyond the economic cost they took on, they…
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Costa Rica
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February 3, 2018

Aftermath Chats: Anonymous, military veteran

Camp Aftermath: What was you upbringing like? Anonymous: I had a good family. There were five kids. There was always something to do, we were always moving, always shaking. We were military brats, so we moved all over the map. Then my mom and dad split up and my mom…
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Let's talk
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January 31, 2018

Bell Let’s Talk Day

Bell Let’s Talk began in 2010 as an initiative to get Canadians talking about mental health with the hope of creating new ideas and hoe for those suffering from mental anguish. This amazing initiative is based on four key pillars. One of those pillars is access to care which is…
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January 25, 2018

Countdown to the Orientation Trip!

On 31 January 2017, sixteen Aftermath Association members, including Advisory Committee member Dr. John Whelan, will embark on Camp Aftermath's Orientation Trip to Costa Rica. The aim of this trip is for Dr. Whelan to assess the itinerary and make any final suggestions to help us improve it. Dr. Whelan and all the…
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January 19, 2018

Pre-departure reflections: Sonya Haskell, Aftermath volunteer

In less than two weeks, on 31 January 2018, myself and 16 other Aftermath Association volunteers will set off to Costa Rica to kick-off Camp Aftermath’s Orientation Trip. I cannot help but reflect on how this all came to be. I grew up in the military and travelled to remote military bases  across Canada with my…
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Dr. Whelan
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January 12, 2018

Aftermath Chats: Dr. John Whelan

Dr. John Whelan is a registered Psychologist and Director of Assessment-Treatment Services for Whelan Psychological Services. He is a clinician, researcher, and program administrator, and he sits on Camp Aftermath’s Advisory Committee. Dr. Whelan will be traveling to Costa Rica for our Orientation Trip along with a group of military…
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