Camp Maple Leaf
Camp Maple Leaf was originally established in 1955 by the Canadian Council of War Veterans on an island near Peterborough. In 1995, ownership was transferred to Banyan Community Services and now offers a “summer experience” to underprivileged children, with a focus on building self-esteem, confidence and leadership.
To learn more about Camp Maple Leaf and its successes, please go to http://campmapleleaf.net/
Canada Company is a registered charity formed in 2006 to financially and morally support members of the CF and their families, as well as improve the links between the military, and business and community leaders. In addition, through fund-raising, it provides a variety of services and programs.
Canada Company works with CF reps to identify members of the military, their families and initiatives requiring support. Their members lend their voices, expertise and network of business and community contacts to advocate on behalf of CF men and women.
To learn more about Canada Company, please visit their website at www.canadacompany.ca/
Canadian Hero Fund
The Canadian Hero Fund is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting Canadian military personnel and their families. The fund raises money through community, grassroots efforts and acts as a conduit for all Canadians to show their support and care for military families and their sacrifice.
Children and spouses of Canadian soldiers who were killed during active duty are eligible for a Canadian Hero Fund scholarship. To download the application and apply for this scholarship, please visit http://www.herofund.ca/our mission/scholarships/
Military Casualty Support Foundation (MCSF)
The Military Casualty Support Foundation was founded to assist military and their families, who have experienced a loss due to their duties. In cooperation with the Ministry of Defence, MCSF is working to provide emergency financial relief beyond government programs.
Specifically, the MCFS provide emergency financial relief for psychiatric and medical care, specialized sports equipment, medical devices and/ or any other requirements as needed. To learn more, please visit their website:
Established in 2009 by Retired General Rick Hillier and Honorary Lt. Colonel Kevin Reed, this scholarship is offered to undergraduates of fallen soldiers. Over 60 Canadian colleges and universities offer this scholarship, which is used towards tuition and in some cases room/ board (in the first year).
To see which schools offer the Project Hero scholarship, please go to: http://www.canadacompany.ca/en/index.php/project-hero
RENOS for HEROES
RENOS for HEROES was founded in November 2009 by Toronto-based contract Jim Caruk, in association with volunteer contractors and manufacturers in the Canadian home improvement industry. RENOS for HEROES helps wounded soldiers to make necessary changes to their homes, thereby minimizing the expense and reducing the stress.
If you would like to apply for home renovation assistance, please go to http://www.renosforheroes.org/
Royal Canadian Legion
The Royal Canadian Legion created the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Grant, with a primary purpose of providing financial assistance (in the form of grants) to veterans and/ or their dependants who are in distress or have a clear financial need for food, fuel, clothing prescription medication, medical appliances or equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance.
To learn more about the fund and eligibility, please go to: http://www.legion.ca/we-can-help/
True Patriot Love Foundation
The True Patriot Love Foundation was founded by a group of citizens dedicated to improving the well-being and morale of members of the Canadian military and their families. Through fundraising efforts, support totalling $2M has been provided to the MFF and Soldier On (2010-2012). Ultimately, True Patriot Love wants to make a significant positive difference in the lives of those who serve on behalf of us.
More information can be found at http://truepatriotlovefoundation.com/
Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC)
CF members and Veterans may be eligible for benefits under the Canadian Forces Members and Compensation Act, commonly referred to as the New Veterans Charter. The New Veterans Charter gives CF Veterans and their family’s access to services and programs that are tailor-made for them.
Veteran Affairs Canada programs and services are focused on one-to-one case management, rehabilitation, financial benefits, group health insurance, job placement assistance, disability awards and support to families.
To learn more about the services and programs available to CF members and Veterans, please go to http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/audiences/veterans/index.shtml
Wounded Warriors, also known as the Sapper Mike McTeague Wounded Warrior Fund, supports all Canadian Forces members wounded on operations, at the outset of their healing process. The fund aims to improve the general morale and welfare of soldiers and their families by working through first-line caregivers, medical staff, chaplains and assisting officers.
There are 4 main areas of support:
• Segway Donation Project
• Operational Stress Injury Awareness
• Padre’s Contingency Fund
• Individual Support (case by case basis)
To learn more about the history of the fund and their areas of support, please go to http://woundedwarriors.ca/nc/home/