(Toronto, ON) March 23, 2017 – The True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) expressed its congratulations today to the Government of Canada on the latest budget, specifically its commitment to support Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans.

Canada’s military, Veterans and their families have made great sacrifices for our country, and TPL applauds all efforts to provide them with the critical support and resources they need.

The national expansion of Veterans’ services at Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) recognizes not only the unique needs of the Veteran community but also their families. TPL has a long-standing funding relationship with each MFRC and looks forward to expanding its support to now include Veteran families – as this has always been a key priority for TPL.

TPL applauds the creation of a PTSD Centre of Excellence. This will be a tremendous step forward and will allow for continued optimization of mental health care delivery for military and Veteran communities. TPL, along with partners like Bell, has been focused on working to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness while also funding innovative programs and cutting-edge research that is helping to change the landscape of mental health care and recovery.

TPL is also supportive of the government’s focus on enhanced transition services. TPL found in its recently released Veteran Transition Advisory Council: Final Report (created in collaboration with the government, Canadian business leaders, academic institutions and not for profits), that the need is certainly great for enhanced services in this area for members of the military and Veteran communities. TPL is particularly encouraged by the government’s recognition of the unique circumstance of Veterans’ spouses and common-law partners, and the government’s enhanced focus on providing them with the tools and services they need as they navigate into the civilian workforce.

TPL looks forward to further collaborating with the Government of Canada in the months and years to come for the benefit of our serving members, Veterans and their families.