The Canada Company’s Scholarship Program’s aim is to recognize the sacrifice of Canada’s military members made in service to our country, and to honour their legacy through the children they have left behind. It includes children of military members who passed away due to PTSD. Eligible children receive $4,000.00 a year, for a maximum of four years, in scholarship for their college or university education.
- The Fund has grown to $3+ million since 2007
- Since inception, 53 children of the fallen received scholarships totaling $618,000
Through Project Hero we also facilitate learning institutions providing free tuition or services to the children of the Fallen. This project is directly linked to the Scholarship Program and only available to students eligible for the Scholarship program.
- Over 75 institutions take part in this project
Je Me Souviens Program
The general aim of this program is to teach the Quebec secondary school students the special role military members from the province of Quebec played during the Great War. The program offers easy to use tools to the teachers. In collaboration with the RMR and R22eR, the program is supported by artifacts from their regimental museum which offers the extra benefit of illustrating history with concrete and local examples.
- Year one: 10,638 students and teachers exposed to JMS materials in 67 schools
- Year two: halfway through the year already 15,781 students and teachers in 30 schools have been exposed to the materials
A Day In The Life Of… Program
The aim of this program is to provide unique opportunities for civilian leaders to experience the leadership and intricacies of the military life first-hand. Spending time with the Air Force, a day doing combat maneuvers with the Army or three days at sea with the Navy are great team building activities that we make available to our contributors. Our program includes Exercise Collaborative Spirit in Ontario, Leaders at Sea in British Columbia, with others to come.
- On average 80 civilian a year take part in these events in 2019 close to 120 got to participate.
Cadets & Junior Canadian Rangers Bursary Program
The aim of this program is to recognize cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs) who exemplify attributes of leadership and citizenship and are motivated to pursue post-secondary education, vocation, or other learning opportunities. Annually, through the Cadets and JCR Bursary Program we award 24 bursaries of $1,000.00 to five JCR, four Sea Cadets, six Army Cadets and nine Air Cadets.
- New in 2019
- 21 Bursaries presented to five JCR, three Sea Cadets, four Army Cadets and nine Air Cadets
- Expansion of program in 2020: 5 extra bursaries for JCR and more activities
Camps for Children of Military Members Program
The aim of this program is to support children of military members, including children with special needs or living with a parent suffering from PTSD, to attend summer camps where they can evolve in a carefree environment filled with opportunities to learn, grow, create and play. Children attending camps also provides their family with much needed respite care.
- Up to 400 children a year during the Afghanistan crisis
- 2019: 77 children: BC 8, AB 10, SK 6, QC 10, NB 4, NS 9, ON 30. Included children with Special needs, dependents of CAF members currently deployed, dependents of ill and injured CAF members, dependents of deceased CAF members
Military members & Families
Aye Ready Program
The aim of this program is to provide timely, pointed and meaningful support for specific activities or requirements in support of military members and/or their families; either financially or through contacting the responsible authorities. Donations to Military Family Resource Centers, to Padre Benevolent Funds, to regimental organizations are just a few examples.
- over $200,000 to MFRCs
- close to $200,000 to other military organizations to support
The different Chapters of Canada Company organize celebration events to offer thanks for their service to retired and serving members as well as their families. Events like ski days and pic-nics are just a few examples. We also facilitate their participation to diverse sport events offered to military members and their families across Canada.
- over 1,000 members and families took part in appreciation events in 2019
LAV III Monument Program
With the specific aim of honouring the legacy of our troops who served in Afghanistan and celebrate our local heroes across the country, this program also raises awareness of the issues faced by Canadian military families in our own communities.
- There are 33 monuments planned across Canada, 29 have been unveiled
Play Hard Fight Hard Exhibit Project
In collaboration with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame this is a three year project supporting a 2D Exhibit on sports in the military. The exhibit outlines the storied relationship between athletic pursuit and military service in Canada from the 1880’s to today. Fourteen sports played within the military and by military teams and athletes are represented.
- Hundreds of visitors during Remembrance week
- Thousands of visitors during Grey Cup week
We also provide support to the organization of commemorative events, across Canada and abroad, recognizing the sacrifice made by the Canadian military in the past and recent years. This includes events related to military history, events celebrating our military
This program’s aim is to provide opportunities for leaders of industry and communities to meet with members of the Canadian Armed Forces in convivial settings to discuss subjects of joint interest and / or to learn about the military traditions and history. The program includes round table discussions, luncheons with guest speakers, and military events such as Air Shows, mess dinners, etc. at locations across Canada.
Regular events include:
- QC: Members & Gests mess dinner
- BC: Members reception
- ON: Luncheons with speakers
Strategic Knowledge Exchange Program (SKE)
The aim of this program is to bring together Canada’s military and business leaders to engage in “real” conversations on shared topics of interest. To provide an exclusive, neutral platform for Canada’s top military personnel to engage our country’s top business leaders in discussions around immediate challenges facing them both.
- Next one planned for Fall 2020