On behalf of the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), I’d like to offer our congratulations to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs for the landmark report “Invisible No More: The Experiences of Canadian Women Veterans.” This comprehensive study, the largest ever undertaken by the Committee, sheds crucial light on the unique challenges Canadian women Veterans face.

We commend the incredible courage of the women Veterans who came forward to share their stories. Your voices are vital in driving the change necessary to ensure all Veterans receive the respect and support they deserve. The report can be read here: https://www.ourcommons.ca/DocumentViewer/en/44-1/ACVA/report-15/

In my capacity as the CEO of NACC, I had the honour of appearing before the Committee as part of the study that informed this crucial report. Joining me was Colonel (Retired) Patricia Henry, an esteemed Canadian Armed Forces veteran and the Program Connect Coordinator of the Military and Veterans Partnership Team at  Willis College.

At NACC, we believe in the power of education and training to transform lives, and we are committed to supporting Canadian Veterans in their transition to civilian life. We are proud of the work that our member colleges do to support and train Veterans for their careers after service.  Our recently launched veterans-focused training portal exemplifies this commitment, offering seamless access to a wide range of skills development and job training programs delivered by our member institutions across the country

As a leader in industry-driven skills training, the regulated career college sector welcomes the opportunity to work with Veterans Affairs Canada and all levels of government to meet Veterans’ unique needs. Together, we can ensure that the sacrifices made by our Veterans are honoured and that they receive the support they deserve to thrive in their post-service lives.

If you are a veteran needing assistance using the portal or represent a platform that serves Veterans and would like to explore collaboration opportunities, please contact me at msangster@nacc.ca. Additionally, if you know a veteran who could benefit from our support, please refer them to us as we work together to support those who have made profound sacrifices for the safety and security of our nation.


Michael Sangster

CEO, National Association of Career Colleges