Become a member

BECOME A MEMBER

Join us and begin your journey back with a group of people who understand what you're going through.

Regardless of whether you’re a veteran or a civilian, there is no cost to join the Veterans Alliance of Canada.

Are you a Veteran with an awarded condition from Veterans Affairs Canada and have you been released (or are you in in the process of being released) from the military?

Are you a civilian with an existing condition you would like to try treating with medical cannabis?

 

Getting started is easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step1

Contact Us

A simple phone call or email begins the process.

Step2

Get a Prescription

We will connect you to a doctor to review your needs.

Step3

Cannabis Orientation

Meet up with one of our advisors to learn more about cannabis.

Step4

Place Your Order

We’ll connect you with various cannabis producers.

Life is waiting for you.

Leave the pain behind and take your first step forward today.

Step 1: Contact Us

Pick up the phone, send us an email, or use our online contact form. In our initial conversation, we will get to know you and your situation. Then we’ll explain how we can help you and how the process works, and we will walk you through the next steps you need to take (for example, obtaining and completing the necessary paperwork from Veterans Affairs).

Step 2: We connect you with a doctor

Once all your paperwork has been properly filled out and received, we will book you in to see a doctor. Depending on the nature of your condition or injury, we might refer you to an M.D. and/or a psychiatrist.

The doctor will be able to provide you with a prescription for up to three grams of cannabis per day. (Note: according to Veterans Affairs Canada, some Veterans may be eligible to be reimbursed for more than three grams per day, based on additional documentation to be provided by “a medical specialist with expertise in the diagnosed condition for which you are being treated by cannabis.” We can assist with this.

Step 3: Your cannabis orientation

Next, we’ll set up an education session for you with one of our advisers, who will help you learn more about cannabis and choose what may work best for your situation. You’ll discuss things like:

  • Delivery methods (oils, capsules, edibles, vaporizers, etc.)
  • Different types or strains of cannabis (indica and sativa) and their effects
  • The difference between THC (the psychoactive compound) and CBD (won’t get you high)
  • When and how much to medicate

A lot of information is given during this session, but you don’t have to remember it all—our members have access to help from us whenever they need it.

Step 4: We connect you with a licensed producer to place your first order

We have established contracts with numerous government-regulated cannabis producers. We will discuss the pros and cons of each producer with you so you can make an informed decision about who to order from.

Then you simply order by phone or online from your preferred producer. Your order is usually delivered within 48 hours to your home.

Get started today by filling out the form above or by calling us at (204) 797-5580.

Patty's Story

Be a part of something bigger again...

To be honest, before I joined Veterans Alliance, I didn’t fully understand the value of being part of a Veteran organization. You may have similar reasons for not joining. You may think it isn’t relevant to you, or maybe you think you won’t be welcome. Whatever reason you may have for not getting involved, let me give you some reasons why I think you should reconsider.

Many who have served say that one thing they enjoyed was being part of something greater than them. As a non-profit organization, Veterans Alliance can give you that: in the past year alone we have  assisted our own when in need and donated money and gifts to the Christmas Cheer Board, the Salvation Army toy drive, Can Praxis, and more.

At its heart, Veterans Alliance is a military network. This is a place where those who don the uniform can come together and enjoy one of the things they enjoyed most about serving people. The group provides social opportunities such as weekly peer support, spousal support, and weekly yoga.

If you aren’t sure where to start, spend some time checking out this website. What do you have to lose? See what we have to offer and how you can get involved.

– Patty Laviolette