CAVUNPCanadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping
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A few advocates--Mike Blais of Veterans Advocacy, Harold Leduc of CAVUNP (Canadian Association of Veterans in UN Peacekeeping) and Brian Forbes of NCVAC (National Council of Veterans Associations in Canada) have spoken up with major concerns, but others prioritize their own agendas and, in some instances, individual cases.
CAVUNP works hard for veterans, and includes members of the armed forces as well as police officers who have proudly sported the blue beret (and, indeed, some veterans who took part in UN peacekeeping activities before the distinctive headgear was instituted).
I was at the Empress Hotel in Victoria to see Bobby Collins, president of the Mark Isfeld Memorial Chapter of CAVUNP, receive the award for his work with veterans over many years.