Service Partners - who can help you
BaseToBusiness is part of a network of resources to help candidates transition to civilian careers from the Canadian Armed Forces. This network can be invaluable to employers who wish to broaden their access to skilled, motivated candidates.
Through the Department of National Defence:
Second Career Assistance Network (SCAN)
SCAN is a Canadian Armed Forces program that helps military personnel make a smooth transition back to civilian life. SCAN connects Canadian Forces members to civilian employers who can benefit from their skills and experience, education, training and work ethic.
Contact SCAN through the Base Personnel Selection Office, toll-free at 1-888-336-2776 or 780-973-4011, extension 5819.
The Canadian Armed Forces has established a network of support centres to provide ill and injured personnel with an integrated, one-stop service. These Integrated Personnel Support Centres (IPSCs) operate under the Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) headquartered in Ottawa.
The Soldier On program encourages ill and injured CAF personnel to attain and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, increasing their independence and developing new skills. Soldier On provides adaptive sports and fitness equipment and training and development camps for ill and injured personnel and former personnel. Exploring common interests and sharing learning experiences though physical activity make transition easier as soldiers reintegrate back into their communities.
Outside the Department of National Defence:
CanVet VR Services provides vocational rehabilitation and vocational assistance services to veterans with disabilities who need support to re-enter civilian life.
Canada Company is a charitable, non-partisan organization that builds bridges between business and community leaders and the Canadian Armed Forces. Canada Company’s Military Employment Transition Program is a national initiative that helps Canadian Armed Forces Personnel find jobs after they leave military service.
Helmets to Hardhats Canada has been incorporated in Canada as a not-for-profit organization. It facilitates opportunities for Regular and Reserve Canadian Armed Forces members who have served or are currently serving and who want to transition to a civilian career in the construction industry.
Forces@WORK provides sustainable, supported job placements for releasing CAF members. The program is offered through Prospect Human Services, an organization with over 50 years of experience in managing transitions to employment. With a large pool of qualified candidates, a track record of successful supports and placements, and extensive knowledge in the management of physical and mental health barriers, Prospect is a leader in the field of transition to employment.
True Patriot Love honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans and their families by stepping in where government is unable to fund programs that support their physical, mental and social well-being – no matter where they are posted in Canada or abroad. The organization is also a conduit for Canadians, corporations and philanthropists to express their appreciation and patriotism.
Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian Armed Forces members – full time and reservists – who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada. Through a wide range of programs and services, they help find solutions where gaps have left our soldiers in need. Currently, their focus is on mental health and the staggering impact of PTSD, perpetrated by Operational Stress Injuries.
A national organization committed to veterans, their families, and the communities they call home, the Royal Canadian Legion offers programs and services for a wide variety of groups, locally and nationally. Through these offerings, they improve the lives of those involved while instilling in them the importance of Remembrance.