Letter to CDS: BOI Report

3 February 2017

General J.H. Vance
Chief of the Defence Staff
Department of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
Major General George R. Pearkes Building
13th Floor, South Tower
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2


General Vance:

As discussed, please find attached a copy of our Report entitled “Beyond the Board of Inquiry

This was a collaborative effort from both my office and the Families in Focus Working Group, led by the Director Military Family Services.   This review benefited greatly from the invaluable input provided by CAF families, key stakeholders and CAF members. The report documents the information needs of bereaved families and of the CAF, while reinforcing the need for continuous improvement to the support for bereaved families. The recommendations in Beyond the Board of Inquiry provide concrete guidance to the CAF for the development of their implementation strategy.

I would appreciate receiving any comments that you might have no later than close of business 17 February 2017.

After due considerations of any comments you may have, a copy will be forwarded to the Minister.


Gary Walbourne

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