Our Heroes


“True Patriot Love Bruno Photo 2has opened the doors of opportunity for me. When I was first asked to go on the North Pole Expedition, I was uncertain of what to expect and where I was on my road to recovery. The Expedition, the struggles and the austere environment provided the right tools to help me deal with some of my toughest issues. Coupled with the unending care and willingness to help from every single business leader, it made this stage of my journey a complete success.”

– Bruno Guévremont, North Pole Expedition Participant


Outward Bound Program

“This program provides veterans with an opportunity unlike any other; the passion of the guides and program staff who make the week-long adventures a great and helpful experience is second to none. Your funding is having a great impact on veterans like me.

– Cpl. Steve, Outward Bound Veterans Program Participant

MCpl (Ret'd) Jeffrey Ashikawa, VTN Participant

“The [VTN] program has given me the tools of knowledge, understanding and awareness of certain triggers and coping methods. It has also given me the honour to be amongst some of Canada’s best soldiers from all ranks and elements. I am truly grateful to have experienced this program.”

– MCpl (Ret’d) Jeffrey Ashikawa, Veterans Transition Network Participant 


Outward Bound Program_3“There has been a shift in my thinking and a number of events look very different now from the way they have over the last years. I still have work to do, but I know that I can try to move ahead now. I would hope this opportunity [to attend the VTN] is offered to more veterans.”

– Doug, Veterans Transition Network Participant 

“I just wanted to say thank you for a job well done [at the 2014 Atlantic Provinces Tribute Dinner].  In 36 years, we have never been to an event like that.  It will be long remembered. I left the regular army this week and became a reserve officer, so I am looking forward to the next chapter.  Thanks again for a memorable start to my part two!”

– Major (ret’d) Kevin Billinghurst