Supported Causes

Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre Mailing Address: PO Box 10500 Station Forces Edmonton, AB   T5J 4J5 Phone: (780) 973-4011 ext 6300 Fax: (780) 973-1401 The Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is a non-profit society registered under the Alberta Society’s Act. The agency is also registered with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization.

The Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, education and support. Absences from family support systems, difficulties during deployments, solo parenting  or coping with an injury or loss are realities for military families: realities which can have a significant impact on family well-being.

Established in 1989, for more than 20 years the MFRC has been committed to supporting military families as they navigate these unique challenges through programs and services that enhance the strength and resilience of military families Structure The MFRC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of military spouses, CAF members, and ex-officio members.

The MFRC depends on the talents and skills of these dedicated volunteers to make guiding decisions. Qualified staff from a variety of backgrounds direct and coordinate MFRC programs and services. MFRCs Across Canada and Around the World There are several MFRCs scattered across Canada and around the world, located as near as Comox, B.C. to Halifax, Nova Scotia, or as far away as Rome, Italy, to Geilenkirchen, Germany, or New York, New York. You will find an MFRC wherever there are a sufficient number of CAF families posted.

Boomers Legacy Foundation

Boomer’s Legacy is named after Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, a dedicated soldier, and a Canadian Forces medic, killed by a suicide bomber, August 11, 2006. Andrew was committed to saving lives and helping the Afghan people realize freedom. His death was the catalyst to creating this Foundation to help men and women in uniform make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Andrew’s humanitarian spirit lives on through Boomer’s Legacy, committed to “Helping our Soldiers Help Others”. The Foundation raises awareness for Canadian military efforts on deployed operations around the globe and raises funds for Boomer’s Legacy – money Canadian soldiers can access to further help the people in communities where they serve. This is done by holding fundraising events and by giving presentations to schools and interested groups.  Funds raised have been used for basic humanitarian needs, medical care and education. Effective 1 Oct 2014, Boomer’s Legacy will become a program within the Support Our Troops (SOT) Program.

The Military Families Fund

The Military Families Fund is similar to Canadian charitable organizations that have existed since the time of the Crimean War. Canadian Patriotic Fund Associations were later established in large centers throughout Canada in 1900, for the benefit of: (a) The widows, orphans and other dependants of officers and men in the military forces of Canada, who might lose their lives in, or in connection with, the war operations in South Africa; (b) The soldiers themselves or others (whether combatant or non-combatant) on duty in South Africa with the authority of the Government of Canada, who might be disabled by wounds, sickness, etc., and their families or dependants; and (c) The wives, children and dependants separated at home from those serving in South Africa.

With the advent of the First World War, it was decided that the Federal Government must make permanent provision for disabled men and the widows and dependants of men killed in action or who died on active service. On August 28, 1914, the Government of Canada passed The Canadian Patriotic Fund Act, 1914 to provide assistance, in cases of need, for the wives, children and dependent relatives of officers and men who were on active service. His Royal Highness, The Duke of Connaught, made a public appeal for support of the Canadian Patriotic Fund: “The prompt and generous response on each occasion proves how truly Canada appreciates the duty which she owes to her sons who are fighting, for the Empire. … the Dominion is as determined as ever to …  to help the families of those who are serving in the Army and in the Navy.

The Canadian Patriotic Fund was vested by Parliament with a dual responsibility, to collect and to distribute money. However, circumstances dictated that the Fund assume a third responsibility of acting as counsellor and business agent to soldiers’ families who found themselves faced with difficulties that they were unable to meet, single handed. While the Government of Canada continues to provide directly for a number of Canadian Forces (CF) morale and welfare programs and services using both “public” and “non-public” resources, since 1950, through the enactment of the “Non-Public Property” provisions of the National Defence Act (NDA), The Canadian Patriotic Fund dual responsibility of collecting and distributing contributions from Canadians has been delegated to the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS). The Canadian Forces Morale & Welfare Services (CFMWS) administers all non-public property on behalf of the CDS.  The Canadian Forces Central Fund (CFCF), is the non-public funds bank account.  The Military Families Fund is a sub-account within the CFCF.  It grows through the freely given contributions of generous Canadians, corporations and other organizations, and it is distributed to soldiers’ families in need.  On behalf of the CDS, an Executive Committee of seven Canadians will govern it in accordance with its Terms of Reference.

The Soldier On Fund

Soldier On is a sub-account within the Canadian Forces Central Fund (CFCF) that was founded in 2006 to empower retired and serving members of the Canadian Forces with an illness or injury (visible or non-visible) to accept their new normal by adopting an active lifestyle through participation in physical, recreational or sporting activities. This reintroduction to an active lifestyle helps them to develop new skills, build confidence in their abilities and realize their full potential. Many ill and injured members credit Soldier On with helping them to overcome their challenges and open doors to other life opportunities. Contact: Canada-wide Toll Free: 1-800-883-6094, in Ottawa at: 613-995-1457.  Worldwide via the Military network at: CSN 995-1457 

Operation Dignity St Anne de Bellevue Veterans Hospital Foundation.

It is our duty, as citizens, to express our gratitude in a tangible manner – this type of gesture should not only be made by other Veterans and military personnel, family members and Government. We must acknowledge the enormous sacrifices made by Veterans in times of war, as well as those presently being made by our young Canadian military personnel who continue to risk their lives in order to maintain peace throughout the world.

Ste. Anne’s Hospital Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization. It is managed by a Board of Directors and is independent from Ste. Anne’s Hospital and Veterans Affairs Canada. The Foundation’s goal is to receive donations in the form of money, securities or realty from individuals, corporations, private foundations and community groups for the purpose of accomplishing its mission. The Foundation organizes fundraising campaigns and solicits donations for the benefit of Veterans and military personnel who receive care and services from Ste. Anne’s Hospital.

The Foundation also has the responsibility of managing its funds and ensuring that donations be used in accordance with its mission. Ste. Anne’s Hospital Foundation has been incorporated under Part II of the Canada Corporations Act since March 25th 2014, is continued under section 211 of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act since July 30th 2014 and is registered as a charitable organization with Revenue Canada and Revenue Quebec.

The Foundation issues Income Tax receipts to its donors.

Contact: English 514 457.8484 Toll Free 1 877 711.8484 –

Ste. Anne’s Hospital Foundation 305, Boul. des Anciens-Combattants Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 1Y9

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