When a member of the Canadian Armed Forces loses their life while in uniform, it reminds our country of the ultimate liability serving members face in the name of duty. The fallen men and women leave behind the families who pay the ultimate price in the name of service.
We honour these families and will never forget their sacrifice.
Military Family Appreciation Day (MFAD) was created to celebrate, acknowledge and honour these families, a day to give thanks to those who stand beside the uniform. Our goal is to raise awareness of the challenges, sacrifices and resiliency military families face as they support their loved ones who are currently serving, or have served in the Canadian Armed Forces.
A thank you to our Canadian Armed Forces families. Together We Stand began Operation Care Package in 2017 by sending gift boxes filled with a variety of gift cards, discounts and gifts in-kind to military families with a loved one deployed overseas during the holiday season. To date, over 9,500 gift boxes have been sent to 29 military communities across the country.
Sometimes even the strongest need our support. To support military families in crisis, TWS created Operation Emergency Fund as a response mechanism to offer financial aid in a confidential and rapid manner for those facing acute hardship.
Honouring the fallen soldiers of Canada’s Armed Forces
Check out Military Family Appreciation Day
Care packages delivered to Military Families
When Militaryt Familes need extra support.
I married my husband not long after the movies Top Gun and An Officer and a Gentlemen were big box office hits.
I’ve often wondered since then why there hasn’t been a class-action suit brought against Tom Cruise or Richard Gere because of the impact those movies had on the hearts of the women of my generation, women like myself who jumped right into relationships with these men in uniform expecting excitement, romance, and adventure, yet completely blind to the reality of their lives to come.
As a military spouse, I’ve moved 16 times, lived in four different countries on two different continents, in three states, three provinces, five different time zones, and I learned three languages…
Giving a voice to Canada’s military families. The Command Post brings the military family community together, helping to educate the civilian population about the unique journey of the modern Canadian military family. Discussing prominent themes from a variety of unique perspectives, The Command Post offers insight into the lives of military families like never before!
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Want to get involved with the Together We Stand Foundation? We are always looking for volunteers to help recognize and support Canada’s unsung heroes.