The goal of MFAD is to raise awareness of the challenges, to recognize the resiliency and to thank military families for their sacrifices, as they support their loved ones serving in the Canadian Armed Forces (regular and reserve force).
There is an evident connection between a steady home front and the unimpeded ability of the Canadian Armed Forces members to focus on their important missions. Simply put, their #HomeFort’s are the place of safety and security that military members return to when their work to protect the safety and security of Canada is done.
Their families take on all of the responsibilities of keeping these havens ready for their return. They cover everything at home willingly and without expectation of acknowledgment. They are just as much a part of the journey as the active member, but they do not wear the uniform. Our military families deserve our thanks and appreciation for shouldering these tasks alone while their military family members protect all Canadians.