Coming Events

Mar. 13

3:00pm PST

Veterans Ombudsman Q & A Session on Facebook

RUSI Vancouver is alerting members of this message from the Veterans Ombudsman:

I am excited to announce that I will be facilitating a question and answer session Live on Facebook on March 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. ET (3:00 pm PT) I have invited subject matter experts from Veterans Affairs Canada to come to my office and respond to questions on the new financial benefits, including Pension for Life.

As members of the Veterans’ community, you are invited to join the conversation and ask your questions on how these benefits will affect you and others you may know. I hope that this event will help all of us better understand the benefits available to Veterans and their families.

The question and answer session will be Live on Facebook @CanadasVeteransOmbudsman. We will be answering questions live as they come in, but we are also encouraging individuals to post their questions in advance on

Facebook in English - or

Facebook in French -

I will be posting information about the Facebook Live event in the coming days and I invite you to share our posts and encourage your network to participate. This will increase our reach and help maximize participation on this important topic.

I look forward to having you join our “live” question and answer session. Thank you in advance for your assistance in getting the word out!

Guy Parent
Veterans Ombudsman

RUSI Vancouver encourages members who are Veterans and are interested, to join in this Q & A Facebook discussion on March 13, 2018.

Apr. 6 & 7
Third Strategic Studies Conference, sponsored by RUSI Vancouver

Regrettably, the 2018 Strategic Studies Conference, sponsored by Royal United Services Institute Vancouver and scheduled for UBC Robson Square on April 6 and 7, has been cancelled. The decision was announced on February 5, 2018.

President Cam Cathcart, speaking on behalf of the RUSI Vancouver Board of Directors, said that cancellation was taken with regret but is the only course of action following serious consideration of unforeseen circumstances that would have impacted the success of the 2018 conference.


RUSI Vancouver members gather for lunch on Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon at the Officers' Mess of the 15th Field Regiment (RCA) located in the Bessborough Armouries, 2013 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC.