With the support of our many generous partners, we are able to help change the lives of even more military families.
True Patriot Love is grateful to the ongoing support we receive from our incredible partners and corporate sponsors. Their investment helps us deliver programs and services across the country that are making a profound difference in the lives of brave service men and women who need our help.
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing content services to residential, business, not-for-profit and government customers in Canada. Bell welcomes its role as a leading citizen and actively participates in working toward removing the stigma around mental illness.
Bell has been an important supporter of True Patriot Love since 2010. Together, we share a common goal to provide our service men and women with the appropriate tools and resources needed to address mental illness resulting from service.
Since 2013, the Bell True Patriot Love Fund has distributed $1 million in grants to 61 mental health programs, delivered through Military Family Resource Centres and other groups in communities around Canada. In 2016, it was announced that this partnership would be extended for another four years, and together Bell and True Patriot Love committed another $1 million.
Bell also remains the Presenting Sponsor of the annual True Patriot Love Toronto Tribute Dinner, the largest fundraising event in support of Canada’s military through 2020.
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America. Scotiabank is dedicated to being a socially responsible corporation and showcases this through their charitable donations and the active volunteerism of their employees.
True Patriot Love is proud to partner with Scotiabank to shed a light on the obstacles Veterans face when transitioning to civilian life. Since 2012, Scotiabank has been the presenting sponsor of True Patriot Love’s Expedition Series. These unique global adventures pair civilian business leaders with members of the Canadian Armed Forces to highlight the challenges of Veterans’ transition to reduce the stigma of mental health issues, create lasting mentorship opportunities for soldier participants and to raise critical funds for programs that directly support Veterans’ transition.
To date, True Patriot Love’s expeditions have directly impacted the lives of 30 Canadian Armed Forces members, engaged 50 influential business leaders, and raised over $2 million in funding for the military, Veterans and their families.
Scotiabank is also the presenting sponsor for our upcoming True Patriot Love 2017 Multinational Symposium, where leaders from the not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors will come together to discuss the topics of impact of injury on the family on a global scale, taking place on September 22, 2017 – the eve of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.
Established over 25 years ago, Medcan is a global leader in assessing the overall well-being of clients, inspiring people to live well. Medcan is committed to investing in initiatives that improve quality of life for local and global communities.
Our partnership with Medcan goes back to 2009 with the creation of True Patriot Love. Because of Medcan’s generous support over the years, through in-kind services and support of our signature fundraising events, True Patriot Love has been able to make a difference in the lives of more military families.
Mackenzie Investments was founded in 1967 and is a leading investment management firm and leader in corporate philanthropy. Mackenzie Investments invests in Canadian charitable organizations that support the social well-being of underprivileged, challenged and ill children, youth and young adults.
We’re excited to announce Mackenzie Investment’s commitment to True Patriot Love as our platinum sponsor for the 2017 Mackenzie Expedition, providing $125,000 in support of military families.
Our partnership with Mackenzie Investments comes at an exciting time during the organization’s 50th birthday. As our platinum sponsor, we’ll celebrate Mackenzie Investment’s long-standing commitment in philanthropy by raising critical funds and awareness for our military, Veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life.
BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. BMO’s corporate philanthropy objective aims to make the world a better place by supporting initiatives that reflect their clients’ personal values, beliefs and convictions.
In 2016, BMO Financial Group has donated $50,000 in funding to True Patriot Love, which went toward programs and initiatives that support Veterans’ transition. True Patriot Love recognizes the complexities and challenges our military men and women face when relieved from service and begin their transition from military to civilian culture. Because of BMO’s support, True Patriot Love can continue to provide the resources and programs that help our service men and women and their families achieve a successful transition to civilian life.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with offices across Canada, the United States and around the world. CIBC is investing in the social and economic development of Canadian communities by supporting causes that focus on children, cures and community.
Beginning in 2015, CIBC has committed $100,000 in funding to True Patriot Love in support of military children. Through our deep understanding of the unique needs and challenges faced by military children and CIBC’s initiative to support Canadian youth, our partnership continues to raise critical funds and awareness for programs and services that have the most immediate and significant impact in the lives of our military families, children and youth in all regions of Canada.
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is a leading diversified financial service company in North America and one of Canada’s largest corporate donors with a tradition of philanthropy dating back to 1891.
Our partnership with RBC, and its subsidiaries, begins in 2010 as a committed sponsor of our Annual True Patriot Love Toronto Tribute Dinner and Annual Les Shaw Invitational for Heroes. In addition to their corporate support of these signature events, in 2016, RBC committed $100,000 in funding over a five-year period to True Patriot Love. RBC’s generous contribution went toward our funding partner, Strongest Families Institute, to provide mental health services and counselling to military families.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves 25 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe.
TD Bank Group invests in communities to effect positive change where TD operates as well as where clients and employees live and work, focusing on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people, and improving the environment.
Since 2010, TD has remained a committed sponsor of the True Patriot Love through its support of the annual True Patriot Love Toronto Tribute Dinner. Because of TD’s generosity, True Patriot Love can continue to make a difference in the lives of more military families, providing much needed support in the areas of innovative research, physical health and rehabilitation, and mental health and well-being.
In 2016, TD was also the Silver Sponsor of our True Patriot Love Antarctica Expedition, which provided ill and injured soldier participants with the necessary resources to ensure a successful transition to civilian life.
The Printing House (TPH)
The Printing House (TPH) is proud to be an industry leader as a Canadian printing company to over 12,000 businesses across Canada since 1961. TPH supports Canadian charities that focus on providing support in the areas of health care and education, especially for women and children, across Canada.
Beginning in 2011, TPH has supported True Patriot Love through our Annual True Patriot Love Toronto Tribute Dinner and our Annual Les Shaw Invitational for Heroes, allowing True Patriot Love to continue to invest in programs and services that benefit Canadian military families. In addition to their generous support of these signature events, TPH also provides in-kind printing and design services for True Patriot Love.
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that works to deliver a great experience to their customers every day. Rogers is Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Rogers understands the unique challenges faced by those in a military family and is committed to supporting military and Veteran communities across Canada.
Beginning in June 2017, True Patriot Love is proud to partner with Rogers to make a difference in the lives of more military families by providing scholarships to deserving youth to help with post-secondary tuition costs. Through the Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund, TPL was able to provide five scholarships to young community leaders from the military community.
Together, TPL and Rogers are breaking down barriers that interfere with today’s youth pursuing a post-secondary education.
Great-West Life is a leader in the group retirement and benefits marketplace in Canada, who strives to be a socially responsible company by supporting initiatives that align with their core values and that benefit Canadians from coast-to-coast.
Since 2015, Great-West Life has committed $150,000 over a three-year period to help Veterans as they transition to civilian life. This funding has supported the expansion of the Veterans Transition Network (VTN) program nationally, to help more military men and women with the unique challenges they face when transitioning from military to civilian culture.
Canso Investment Counsel Ltd. is a private company that is owned by its investment professionals, specializing in financial securities and the management of investment portfolios. As a successful organization that generates stable employment, Canso believes it is their social responsibility to give back to the community.
Canso has been a generous supporter of True Patriot Love since our inception in 2009, donating over $350,000 in funding to provide programs and services in the areas of innovative research, physical health and rehabilitation and mental health and well-being to our military, Veterans and their families.
Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. trans-border market and in the international market. Air Canada has a proud history of supporting organizations that focus on improving the lives of Canadians.
Since 2011, Air Canada has supported True Patriot Love and the military community as the VIP sponsor at our Annual True Patriot Love Toronto Tribute Dinner, the largest fundraising event in support of Canada’s military. Thanks to Air Canada’s generosity, True Patriot Love can continue to provide support to more military families in the areas of innovative research, physical health and rehabilitation, and mental health and well-being.
Moores the Suit People Inc.
Moores the Suit People, Inc. is proud to operate one of Canada’s leading menswear retailers with over 120 locations across Canada. Our partnership with Moores Clothing for Men began in 2015 with the creation of the Kenneth Cole AWEARNESS label.
This collection was shaped with the intention to make the modern man look good, for good. Through our joint efforts with Moores, we can continue to raise social awareness for our service men and women as they transition to civilian life.
A portion from all gross sales of Kenneth Cole AWEARNESS products, sold exclusively at Moores, goes toward True Patriot Love. We are proud to announce that since the launch of the Kenneth Cole AWEARNESS label in 2015, the collection has raised over $155,000 in donations to support Canadian military families. Visit any participating Moores store location to purchase Kenneth Cole AWEARNESS products in support of True Patriot Love.
Click here to find the nearest Moores Clothing for Men location near you.
20 VIC Management
20 VIC Management is one of the country’s leading fully integrated commercial real estate advisory companies. 20 VIC aims to make a difference in the lives of people in our communities by supporting thousands of charities, both financially and through awareness-building campaigns.
In celebration of Canada 150, between February 15 and July 1, 2017, 20 VIC Management Properties is donating a portion of gift card sales to True Patriot Love to help fund programs and services that benefit Canadian military families. Participating locations across Canada include Marlborough Mall, Westbrook Mall, St. Vital Centre, Heritage Place, Pen Centre, Quinte Mall and Carlingwood Shopping Centre.
Visit 20 VIC Management to find the nearest location.
For over 40 years, Upwardor has provided customers and dealers across Canada with exceptional service and repairs for commercial and residential garage door applications. Upwardor is committed to comprehensive social and corporate responsibility, and that dedication can be seen in the initiatives they support.
In 2016, Upwardor created the Opening Doors for Veterans program in support of the military, Veterans and their families. During 2016, a portion of all PowAirDor Pneumatic Operator sales went toward True Patriot Love to help fund programs and initiatives that address the unique challenges Veterans face resulting from their service. The Opening Doors for Veterans Program, along with Upwardor’s employee-giving initiative raised $4,000 in funding for military families.
Escents Aromatherapy provides 100% natural scent and wellness essentials for the body, mind and home. In honour of the brave men and women who continue to serve our country, Escents created an all-natural poppy aroma blend in support of military families. Throughout November and December 2016, Escents donated a portion of each poppy aroma blend bottle sales to True Patriot Love. Escents’ in-store campaign raised more than $5,700 in funding to provide services and programs that benefit our military, Veterans and their families.
C150 Global Odyssey (C150GO)
In celebration of Canada 150, father-son team Bob and Steven Dengler and their co-pilot, Rob MacDuff, will take off in Ottawa on July 1, 2017, to circumnavigate the globe by helicopter. The team will visit Canadian provincial and territorial capitals, while also visiting various international landmarks.
C150GO is an official fundraising event celebrating Canada 150 in support of True Patriot Love and military families. Be sure to follow this revolutionary moment in Canadian aviation history as it unfolds this summer.
Learn more about how you can support C150GO here.
PEI Tribute Dinner
In 2015, a group of philanthropists in Prince Edward Island hosted their first PEI Tribute Dinner in support of True Patriot Love, raising over $66,000 in funding for programs and initiatives that benefit military families. Building off the success of the 2015 PEI Tribute Dinner, PEI supporters will host their second Tribute Dinner in support of True Patriot Love on November 9, 2017, at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel.
To learn more about this fundraising event and to buy your tickets, click here.
Team TPL RAAM
This year, Team TPL will attempt to set a new Race Across America (RAAM) record for the fastest all Canadian 8-man cycling team while also raising funds and awareness in support of True Patriot Love and military families. The team’s goal is to travel 4,800 km in just over 6 days, and raise $200,000.
To donate to Team TPL RAAM click here.
Liquor Stores North America Ltd.
Liquor Stores North America Ltd. is North America’s largest publicly traded operator of retail liquor stores.
Earlier this year, Liquor Stores North America Ltd. and Diageo Canada orchestrated an in-store campaign in support of True Patriot Love. A portion of all Crown Royal sales went toward True Patriot Love to continue to provide programs and services that benefit our military families. This cause-marketing initiative raised an incredible $40,000 over a 5-week period.
In September 2016, Liquor Stores North America Ltd. also held their first charity golf tournament, raising over $47,000 in funding for programs and services that address the unique needs of our military families. Liquor Stores North America Ltd. will host their second annual charity golf tournament on September 18, 2017, at Magna Golf Club in support of True Patriot Love.
A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries. A.T. Kearney works to make a positive social impact through their client engagements and pro bono projects to create lasting benefits for the societies in which we live.
In 2015 and 2016, A.T. Kearney hosted an exclusive film screening and private cocktail reception at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to raise funds for True Patriot Love. This event raised $20,000 to date for programs directly benefiting the military, Veterans and their families. The year 2017 will mark the third A.T. Kearney film screening fundraiser.
- Invictus Team Canada – supporting competitors for future Invictus Games and helping to expand adapted sports programs for our ill and injured soldiers and Veterans.
- Family Support – support related to transition, mental health and children who have special needs
- Research & Innovation – support for ongoing research into the physical and mental health of soldiers, Veterans and their families in partnership with the Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research.
Recognizing the important role sport can play on a soldier’s recovery, in 2016, True Patriot Love secured the bid for the 2017 Toronto Invictus Games, and subsequently established a separate corporate organization to deliver the Games.
Established by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games honours the unconquerable spirit of wounded warriors and uses the power of rehabilitative sport to transform empathy into empowerment, and helps them on their journey of recovery.
The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 will host 550 athletes from 17 allied nations to compete in 12 adaptive sports from September 23 to 30.
True Patriot Love continues to stay closely connected to the Games and is committed to ensuring that our brave service men and women continue to receive the essential support they need long after the Games have come and gone.
True Patriot Love is the custodian of the “Invictus Legacy” and is responsible for ensuring that positive impact in the lives of military families continues long into the future. Donations to support the 2017 Toronto Invictus Games and the Invictus Legacy Fund can be made here.
The Invictus Legacy Fund will be managed by True Patriot Love and allocated to three priority areas:
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