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(2018,
issue 5)
[field_writer2] By the Aftermath Association

The number of people with mental health issues, especially post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has risen considerably in the past decade. The majority of those suffering are military personnel and first responders – for whom memories of past experiences have become a harrowing, yet routine part of their daily lives. Camp Aftermath, an undertaking of the Aftermath Association, has taken a philanthropic healing approach to support veterans and first responders who are suffering from PTSD.

(2018,
issue 5)
BY SCOTT NEWARK [field_writer2]
BILL BLAIR's MANDATE

Canada’s new Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister finally has a mandate: What should Canadians expect?

(2018,
issue 5)
BY J. PAUL de B. TAILLON [field_writer2]

Strategic Forecast 2040
Will the international world order erode? Will value systems drift apart? Will globalization be stopped in its tracks?

(2018,
issue 5)
[field_writer2]

Like a few hundred million others, I have a Twitter “handle.” Mine was, unfortunately, assigned to me. I say “unfortunately” not only because I rarely use it but because, to me, it’s arguably one of the most unpleasant and usually unproductive forums for discussion ever conceived. Witness its (ab)use by politicians and officials, many in the highest positions. “Nitwitter” would be a more appropriate moniker.

(2018,
issue 5)
[field_writer2]

As we go to press, I can’t help thinking about the recent revelation of a controversial, insane, deplorable, inappropriate (pick one) decision by Correctional Service Canada. Terri-Lynne McClintic was caught on surveillance video in 2009 leading little Tori Stafford away to her eventual death. It took police less than a month to catch and charge Michael Rafferty, 28, and Terri-Lynne McClintic, 18, in the horrific abduction, rape, beating and murder of a defenceless 8-year-old girl.

(2018,
issue 5)
BY KEN POLE [field_writer2]

Weather in the West African nation of Mali at this time of year is an apt metaphor for the operational environment for Canadian Armed Forces personnel supporting the United Nations peacekeeping mission: generally hot and often unpredictable.

(2018,
issue 5)
BY GARRY W.G. CLEMENT [field_writer2]
in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Society has entered the 4th industrial revolution (also known as Industry 4.0), which involves the fusion of technologies and a blurring of the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.

(2018,
issue 5)
BY NICOLA DAVIES [field_writer2]

A recent Johnson and Johnson survey revealed that 81% of first responders and military members suffer from some form of mental distress.

According to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada, mental disorders or syndromes are believed to be the third most common cause of short-term disability. In this article, we explore psychological flexibility and how it can help ease the psychological impact of frontline work.

There are many pathways to psychological flexibility, and building resilience is one of them.

(2018,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE [field_writer2]

A new Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) has been set up by the government based on the results of extensive internal and public consultations. In a statement, the government announced that it is creating “one clear and trusted national authority” rather than spreading the responsibility between various departments and agencies. It should also be noted that a new National Cybercrime Coordination Unit in the RCMP will support and coordinate cybercrime investigations between police forces across the country.