Prospect’s Forces@WORK program receives recognition from the Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association
From L-R: Col (Retired) Tim Sparling, Vice President, Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association; Melanie Mitra, Chief Executive Officer, Prospect; Robert Booth, Prospect Board of Directors; BGen (Retired) Joe Sharpe; LCol Telah Morrison, Director Casualty Support Management, Canadian Armed Forces.
OTTAWA: The Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association awarded Prospect’s Forces@WORK initiative its Outstanding Service Award at the Rideau Club on February 15th.
Presented “In recognition of the organization’s outstanding support to Veterans in their transition to the civilian work force,” the award was given to Prospect CEO Melanie Mitra by CPVA Vice President Colonel (Ret’d) Tim Sparling.
Forces@WORK has helped more than 500 veterans, including the ill and injured, find rewarding second careers in the civilian workforce. Recently the program’s mandate was expanded to assist family members.The CPVA, founded in 1991, is a national, all Veteran, all volunteer, not-for-profit, apolitical organization with chapters from Vancouver Island to St. John's, Newfoundland. It has its Headquarters in Kingston, Ontario and is not funded by the Government in any way. Our Mission Statement is: "To be a strong and leading advocate for all Veterans and to provide a forum of comradeship for Veterans". The CPVA is a true, stable, national organization and its Constitution opens the doors to membership to any Veteran from WW2, Korea, NATO, UN missions and any other related military or police operations and includes all varieties of veterans from WW2 to Afghanistan, including some international members.