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True Patriot Love Algonquin Adventure

August 2021

True Patriot Love is planning an Algonquin Adventure this August that will bring together military servicemembers, Veterans & frontline healthcare workers for a journey of healing through canoeing & hiking in the Canadian wilderness. The adventure will support mental health & well-being, recognizing that servicemembers & healthcare workers may be facing common mental health challenges that have been magnified due to the pandemic.
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Since 2012, True Patriot Love has produced ambitious fundraising expeditions around the world engaging Canadian Armed Forces members,
Veterans and civilians.

Past expeditions have collectively raised over $9 million for the military community and have directly impacted 66 ill and injured military personnel and Veterans. Funds raised have allowed for enhanced job training and recruitment, provided 144 Veterans with rapid job placement, helped to fund more than 9,800 hours of peer-to-peer mental health counselling, and allowed for a $500,000 investment to create a virtual reality therapy program for Veterans living with PTSD which has been implemented across the country.

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Civilian participants are business and community leaders from across Canada who raise funds to help True Patriot Love fulfil the mission of supporting military and Veteran Families. Military expeditioners are currently serving members or Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces who have sustained a service-related illness or injury.

Our expeditions also provide a meaningful mentorship opportunity and shed light on the challenges of transition and the stigma of mental illness. Business leaders offer one-on-one support to military participants as they transition to civilian careers, and civilian business leaders learn from the valuable experiences and skills of our military and Veteran participants for a mutually beneficial mentorship experience.

Our expeditions are a life-changing experience for both civilian and military participants.

Expedition Documentaries

 March to the Pole

March to the Top

True Patriot Love Expedition: Patagonia 2020

September 24, 2020 - October 4, 2020

The True Patriot Love Expedition Patagonia 2020 will unite, honour and celebrate military members, Veterans, and business communities to navigate the rugged and remote terrain of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field to raise critical funds for military & Veteran families.

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  • True Patriot Love Algonquin Adventure 2021

    August 31, 2021 - August 31, 2021

    Active military servicemembers and Veterans who themselves have faced increased issues due to the pandemic will have the opportunity to come together with frontline healthcare workers to share their experiences and to heal. Military participants will provide the healthcare workers with valuable insight on resiliency gained through their training and combat experience, while at the same time acquiring new perspectives to assist them with their own challenges. Using nature as the backdrop, participants will learn new skills, enhance their ability to cope with stressful situations, forge new friendships and grow their support networks. Participants will gain confidence, strength and self-reliability, better positioning them to move forward.


Past Expeditions

Read the blog posts by past expedition participants here.

For visual inspiration, take a look at photos from our past expeditions here.

“I have learned more from our Veterans on these expeditions about bravery, patriotism, service and a commitment to leaving no one behind than from any activity I have undertaken. Our Vets are truly inspirational.”

– Timothy Hodgson, Managing Partner, Alignvest Management Corp.
TPL Expedition Co-chair (Himalayas, North Pole & Antarctica)

“It was amazing to reach the summit, but the truth is the value of this experience for me can be found in every step we took together as a team, every story we told, every person and animal we passed, and every moment we shared.”

– Chris Power, Veteran and TPL Expedition Participant (Himalayas, 2018)

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