Transition – A Step We All Take

Commander Helga Budden, Commanding Officer, Canadian Armed Forces Transition Unit Nova Scotia/Newfoundland and Labrador, spoke to RUSI(NS) and guests on 28 October 2020 about transition from the Forces with a presentation titled “Transition – A Step We All Take.”

For information on transition, see: “Military career transition” ( The Transition Group maple leaf as our national symbol reminds us that service to Canada has been central to the lives of serving members and veterans. The three projections of the leaf symbolize that transitions occur throughout a person’s life – in the past, present and future. The bars on the left of each leaf symbolize the resilience instilled through training and experience, which enables members and their families to navigate through transition. The left-to-right flow symbolizes the unique transition experience that members and their family undergo while guided and supported towards future opportunities by the Transition Group.

A PDF of the presentation is available here.

RUSI(NS) Staff

Editorial Staff at RUSI (NS). This work is the sole opinion of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia.