At the Atlas Institute, we work with military and RCMP Veterans, their Families as well as researchers and service providers to improve mental health resources and supports for those who have given so much in service to our country.
We are always open to bringing passionate and dedicated individuals to join us in making a positive impact for Veterans and their Families. Whether you are a student, a professional or are simply interested in giving back to the community, we invite you to take the next step and become a contributor with the Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families. Whether it’s a few hours a week or a one-time commitment, there are many ways you can be involved.
We are committed to embracing a respectful, inclusive, diverse and equitable environment.
Opportunities for involvement
Explore our current opportunities below to see how you can use your experience and energy to make a positive difference for our Veteran and Family community. Explore the different ways you can get involved and at the various opportunities that may align with your interests. It’s important to note that not all opportunities are currently open for recruitment. Please refer to our current opportunities for available positions.
If you are interested in employment with the Atlas Institute, take a look at our current job postings in the Careers section.
Some ways to make a contribution . . . and a difference
The Atlas Institute recognizes the importance of including different experiences and perspectives in our various projects. We value the input of stakeholders in all of our initiatives as we believe the voices of our lived experience community are vitally important to the work we do. The following are some ways to get involved:
Are you a Veteran or Veteran Family member who is particularly interested in certain aspects of mental well-being and/or factors that influence it? Want to make a difference but can’t be available on a long-term or regular basis?
Apply to be a member of the Cadre and you will receive notifications whenever the Atlas Institute is working on a project that aligns with your identified interests. You will be able to determine at that time if you are available and interested in participating in that specific project. If one project doesn’t interest you or you aren’t available, you will stay on the Cadre list for future opportunities.
Project-specific advisory committees
Many of the projects we undertake are informed by advisory committees made up of people with the specific experience and expertise relevant to the theme of the project. Advisory committee members meet several times over the course of the project to provide input. Participation frequency, duration and level of input varies based on the type of project. Advisory committees may be used for developing new knowledge products or research projects.
Participate in our research studies
Participating in research is a crucial way to expand our understanding of Veteran and Family mental health and well-being. The Atlas Institute leads and supports research projects both internally and through partnerships. Our research studies often recruit Veterans and Family members, with new opportunities to participate regularly becoming available. With each project, the level of involvement and who is needed may differ.
Strategic Reference Group member
Do you want to join a group of fellow Veterans, Veteran Family members, service providers or researchers in contributing strategic advice and guidance to the Atlas Institute?
To help inform our work, the Atlas Institute engages individuals from across Canada with a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. The Strategic Reference Group consists of approximately 20 members who meet biannually and serve a multi-year term. Reference group members are kept apprised of additional opportunities for involvement and can get involved in projects based on their interest and availability.