The Committee is undertaking a comprehensive study on women Veterans that will be ongoing until next fall. The topics covered include the following:
- the physical and mental health and the treatment of injuries and illnesses that are most likely to affect women differently during their military service;
- the particularities of transitioning after service for women:
- the physical aspects of women Veterans’ health;
- the psychosocial and mental aspects of women Veterans’ health; and
- the professional and economic aspects of women Veterans’ lives.
- retirement and long-term care; and
- initiatives developed in allied countries.
The Committee intends to dedicate more than 20 meetings to hearing from women Veterans from all backgrounds, as well as representatives of relevant departments, veterans’ rights advocacy groups, experts, and any other individuals or organizations that can contribute to the study of this important topic.
The recommendations formulated further to this study will help the Government of Canada implement the best possible support measures for women Veterans.
Written submissions of no more than 2,000 words can be submitted to the Committee. All text contained in the submission, including but not limited to graphs, quotes, images and footnotes, count toward the submission’s 2,000-word limit.
Please contact the Committee Clerk if you require further information regarding the content of your brief, if you wish to send your brief in a format other than electronic, or if you have any further questions related to the work of the Committee, such as a request to appear in relation to the study.
For more information on how to submit a brief, please consult the Guide for Submitting Briefs to House of Commons Committees.