Approximately 1,700 Canadian troops have been called to help with long-term health care facilities across the country to assist staff learn the proper way to care for residents, identify existing risks, and prevent further transmission of the virus. All the while, COVID-19 has underscored that the strength and resiliency of our military families is endless.
Deployments both at home and abroad are commonplace and not foreign to military families, nor are the stressors that accompany them. And while our military families continue to display immense bravery, it has become more apparent that this pandemic has created, in some places, unmanageable hardships; TWS has been contacted by our network of Military Family Resource Centres, Base Commanders and Padres (our military’s frontline workers) to identify the areas where support is needed the most. As a result, we have initiated a fundraising campaign targeted at raising money for emergency housing, counselling services, emergency childcare, assistance with financial crises and food security.