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Where Once They Stood,

We Stand


This September the “Where Once They Stood, We Stand” expedition participants, both civilians
and members of the military community will tackle the rugged back country of the Long Range
Traverse in Gros Morne National Park. This experience is powerful in the healing, recovery, and transition of our military participants and equally powerful in inspiring the civilian participants.
The military participants will be Newfoundlanders as a tribute to the vast number that
served Canada proudly in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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Upcoming Expeditions and Educational Trips

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

Past Expeditions

  • True Patriot Love’s Barbeau Expedition 2023

    June 27, 2023 - July 2, 2023

    Located on Ellesmere Island in Quttinirpaaq National Park, Barbeau Peak is Canada’s most isolated peak and at 8,583 feet (2,616m) the highest mountain in Nunavut, the Canadian Arctic, and all eastern North America.

  • True Patriot Love’s Virtual Winter Expedition 2021

    March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

    Building on the experience of past expeditions and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenging realities associated with it, True Patriot Love launched their first ever Virtual Winter Expedition, a new program that brought together military servicemembers, Veterans and Canadians across the country.

  • 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.

  • True Patriot Love Women’s Expedition: Baffin Island 2019

    April 1, 2019 - April 14, 2019

    The True Patriot Love Women's Expedition: Baffin Island 2019 united, honoured and celebrated women from the military and business communities on Canada’s largest island to raise critical funds for military & Veteran families.

  • True Patriot Love Scotiabank Expedition: Himalayas 2018

    April 1, 2018 - April 18, 2018

    The True Patriot Love Scotiabank Expedition: Himalayas 2018 brought together currently serving members or Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces with business and community leaders to take on unique physical challenges together.

  • True Patriot Love Scotiabank Expedition: Best of Canada Series 2017

    June 9, 2017

    The True Patriot Love Scotiabank Expedition: Best of Canada Series brought together a team of members or Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces with business and community leaders to take on unique physical challenges together.

  • True Patriot Love Expedition: Vinson Massif 2016

    January 5, 2016

    The True Patriot Love Expedition Vinson Massif engaged eight soldiers and 15 business leaders, raising $2.46 million for Canadian military families.

  • True Patriot Love Expedition: Magnetic North Pole 2014

    April 30, 2014

    In 2014, the True Patriot Love expedition team skied 100 km to the Magnetic North Pole, concluding the largest ever expedition of its kind.

  • True Patriot Love Expedition: Island Peak, Himalayas 2012

    October 7, 2012

    In 2012, the very first True Patriot Love expedition conquered Island Peak in the Himalayas and raised $433,000 in support of military Veterans.

“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)