Disbursement Advisory Committee

The True Patriot Love Disbursement Advisory Committee was formed to provide external advice to TPL’s Board of Directors. The committee is chaired by TPL board member, Bryn Weadon, Read-Admiral (Ret’d) and has representation from across the country from the business, research, government and military sectors.

Its mandate is as follows:

  • To set an annual disbursement strategy on four key areas: mental health and well-being, physical health and rehabilitation, family health and supports, and research;
  • To review applications made to TPL and make funding recommendations to the TPL Board of Directors, and;
  • To set the longer-term funding priorities for the organization that recognize emerging needs and opportunities for significant impact.


The Advisory Committee Members are as follows:

  • Rear-Admiral (Ret’d) Bryn Weadon, CMM, CD, FCPA, FCMA, P.Log – Chair
  • Dr. Alice Aiken, PhD, MSc, BSc(PT), BScKin – Dean, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Health Professions
  • BGen Nicolas (Nic) Eldaoud, Chief of Staff, Military Personnel Command, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Col Rakesh Jetly OMM,CD,MD,FRCPC – Chief Military Psychiatrist
  • Mr. Tim Laidler, CD, BA, MA – Afghanistan Veteran, Past Executive Director, Veterans Transition Network
  • Ms. Faith McIntyre, Director General Policy and Research, Strategic Policy and Commemoration Branch, Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Mr. M.Barry Rempel – CEO, Winnipeg Airports Authority; Honorary Colonel 1 Canadian Air Division, Royal Canadian Air Force

For more information about the Disbursement Advisory Committee, please contact:

Namita Joshi, Manager of Disbursements and Innovation