National Mental Health Service Provider


HALIFAX — Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce that Jordana Sommer has been selected as the tenth recipient of the organizations Doctoral Scholarship. Mrs. Sommer is a PhD Candidate from the University of Manitoba researching Protective factors for mental health conditions among survivors of military sexual trauma.

  Doctoral Scholar Jordana Sommer commented, “I’m incredibly honoured to have been selected as a recipient of the Wounded Warriors Canada Doctoral Scholarship. This scholarship will fund a study examining protective factors for mental health conditions among survivors of military sexual trauma. I’m hopeful that this research will inform targeted interventions for survivors of military sexual trauma to mitigate the adverse mental health impacts. I’m grateful to have the chance to conduct this important work. Thank you to Wounded Warriors Canada for this opportunity.”

This scholarship represents the fulfilment of a 10-year, $400,000 research commitment by Wounded Warriors that was founded in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR). The gift has funded new scholarships for students from universities across Canada as they research issues relevant to serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families.

Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada, commented, “Research is vital when assessing the most effective ways to support our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. As an organization that has research and evidence-based practices at our core, we are extremely proud to have fulfilled our 10-year Doctoral Scholarship commitment. We welcome Jordana to our team and look forward to instituting the next phase of our research efforts in the months to come.” 

Dr. David Pedlar, Scientific Director, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, commented, “CIMVHR is fortunate to have such a vibrant community of graduate and post-doctoral researchers who are committed to enhancing the lives of military personnel, Veterans, Public Safety Personnel and families – now and well into the future. Through the strong partnership we have with Wounded Warriors Canada, we are able to ensure that emerging researchers have the opportunities and tools needed to move forward and thrive in this field.”

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