Research & Innovation

TPL believes in forward thinking funding, supporting research to discover new treatments, establishing evidence-based programs and increase access to programs and treatments dedicated to advancing the well-being of serving members, veterans and their families. To date, TPL has committed $964,000 to research programs and organization across Canada.

Partnership with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (CIMVHR): Through a multi-year funding commitment, we are advancing world-class research at more than 30 Canadian universities that results in evidence-informed practices, policies and programs to maximize the health and well-being of serving members, veterans and their families.

At the beginning of 2015, True Patriot Love made its largest disbursement to date, committing $5 million to CIMVHR over the next 10 years.

Major Sir Frederick Banting Award for Military Health Research: TPL sponsors this annual award which is given to a Canadian researcher whose work is deemed to be of the greatest overall value to military health.

Partnership with the University of Southern California: TPL is funding the Canadianization of leading-edge virtual reality treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which will be used by the Canadian Department of National Defence, Department for Veterans Affairs and psychiatrists across Canada to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

TPL’s Annual Education Trip: TPL’s Annual Educational Pilgrimage allows participants to experience a once in a lifetime journey and connection to our Canadian history.

In June 2016, the True Patriot Love Foundation will lead a group of dedicated supporters on this exclusive tour to the spectacular historic sites across Sicily, highlighting Canada’s dramatic contribution to Operation Husky, the first step in the Second World War liberation of Europe. The tour will be led by General (Ret’d) Rick Hillier and Dr. Cindy Brown and Dr. Lee Windsor from the Gregg Centre at the University of New Bruswick.

Symposium:  Our International Symposia are putting Canada on the map as a leader and convener of multi-national experts on systemic problems facing military communities, including mental health, transition, and the health and well-being of the modern military family.