Support for Veterans & Veteran Families

Comrade Dave McKay, CD

Service Officer


Meet Our Service Officer & Veteran Advocate

I am excited to continue as your Branch Service Officer.

I have first-hand experience with the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) system along with other veteran and first-responder services and supports.

I have a great rapport with the Veterans Service Bureau at Command and the Command Service Officers.

I have been able to successfully help veterans apply for and receive VAC benefits and programs for injuries suffered in their service.

I know what it's like to discount oneself as a deserving veteran. It was through a professional service officer that I embraced my status as a veteran, and that of one deserving help. 

I am excited to be able to offer connections for veterans, first responders, and their families to supports such as OSI-CAN, Wayfinders Wellness Society, and Alberta Recoil.

I look forward to working with the Executive, with and for you, our members, and other veterans in our community.

Please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my very best to link you to any support you may need.

Dave McKay, CD

Branch Service Officer


Watch for Upcoming Meetings:

All are welcome to attend!

Grab a coffee and come join in!

Links to Veteran Resources

My VAC Account (for Veterans Affairs Canada):

Veterans Benefit Guide 2023:

OSI-CAN (for military/veterans, police, other first responders and uniformed services for peer and family support):

Calgary Military Family Resource Centre:

Veterans Food Bank of Calgary:

Veterans Association Food Bank (and Thrift Store)

Wayfinders Wellness

This one isn't a link but I think it's important to show.
It's for Alberta Recoil Inc. for Peer Support and Consulting for Service Sexual Trauma.

Contacts are John Senior 780-201-0974, Heather Vanderveer 403-462-2469, and Laryssa Yanchak 403-389-8137.  

Contacting Alberta Recoil is 100% confidential and is for any uniformed services/veterans that are looking for service sexual trauma support.

Operation Tango Romeo - The Trauma Recovery Podcast

For more information about National Programs go to