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The Charities We Are Proud To Support

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In 2006, the Fund was formally incorporated as The Sapper Mike McTeague Wounded Warrior Fund and original Incorporation and establishment of the funds charitable status was completed. The original intent of the fund was designed to support all Canadian Forces members wounded on operations and to improve the general morale and welfare of the injured soldiers and their families. Care packages were rapidly replaced by the Padre’s Comfort Fund in Landstulh, which until December 2013, directly supported the soldiers and their families during their stay in Germany.

Today, we continue our legacy of care and compassion as the nation’s leading, wholly independent, Veteran’s charity focusing on mental health. Our innovative and wide-ranging programming, which will exceed 1.8M in 2017, is changing the lives of ill and injured Veterans, First Responders and their families. This is only made possible as a result of the compassionate trust and support of individual Canadians and Canadian businesses, enabling us to carry forward our guiding ethos: Honour the Fallen, Help the Living.

 
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The Wings of Phoenix Association is a registered charity based in the National Capital Region. The charity was founded in 2001 by Glennis Easey and Dr. Pierre Turgeon, and is dedicated to providing team based brain injury rehabilitation for persons with an acquired brain injury (sports related injury, fall, stroke, aneurysm, anoxia, etc). When Glennis’ husband, Robin, a former Ottawa police officer, was shot in the head in September 1984, Glennis and Dr. Turgeon, who had been a key element during Robin’s journey after head injury, chose to dedicate a huge part of their professional lives to helping others who have sustained injuries to the brain.

The Wings of Phoenix Association is unique in that it is the only registered charity in the Ottawa area providing brain injury rehabilitation to individuals and their families who otherwise are unable to access treatment. Treatment costs continue to rise, and can be prohibitively expensive. While some individuals have coverage through their automobile or health insurance plans, many are left without any reasonable access to the physical, psychological and vocational rehabilitation so critical to their rehabilitation. The Wings of Phoenix Association is helping to provide rehabilitation services to individuals who do not have the financial means necessary to access this crucial support.

 
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The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is the voice for cancer survivorship in Eastern Ontario. Our mission is to help people living with cancer by providing local residents with increased access to person-centered care through the delivery of the Cancer Coaching Health and Social Care Service, innovative cancer research and a world-class clinical trials program.

We value leadership. We are entrepreneurial, forward-thinking and solution-focused. We constantly seek to improve ourselves, to develop expertise through which we can deliver tangible life-changing results for survivors. We believe that empowering survivors enables them to be leaders in their own way.

We value survivorship. We are respectful, passionate and inspiring. We know that each person defines survivorship in their own way. Therefore, we strive to increase access to personalized treatment and care.

We value partnership. We are open-minded and inclusive. We know that increasing survivorship requires collaboration on a massive scale, so we bring people and organizations together to work towards common goals.

Two decades ago, cancer was a very tough subject to talk about. In fact, most people were afraid to discuss it, and had a hard time coming to terms with the realities of the disease.

Today, we look at cancer in a whole new way. More and more people are surviving the disease, and are living longer.

 
 
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The sole purpose of the CHEO Foundation is to raise funds to help support the work of the  Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

Donations help the hospital provide a wide variety of pediatric programs, research, state-of the art equipment, medical and nursing education, and assistance for families in crisis.

In the early 1960s, a group of concerned citizens in Ottawa formed a committee with the purpose of establishing a children’s hospital in the community. It was no easy task to convince governments and ministries to help fund a children’s hospital in Ottawa, but the committee persevered with the enthusiastic support of the community. This committee formed the base for the present CHEO Foundation, which was incorporated in 1974.

By the time CHEO opened its doors in 1974, the volunteer fundraisers had overcome numerous obstacles, and more than $4 million had been donated by the local community – a truly significant amount especially for that time.

Each year, the Foundation holds the CHEO Telethon on CTV, which is part of the North-America wide Children’s Miracle Network. All funds raised locally benefit CHEO. Other events and lotteries such as CN Cycle, and the Dream of a Lifetime Lottery bring important support to CHEO. Community organizers support CHEO through more than 300 events each year, ranging from corporate and private dances, barbecues, and sports tournaments. Significant funds are also raised through annual giving and bequests.

The Foundation is managed by a  Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, the President and CEO of the Foundation, the CEO of the Hospital, a Chair, and representatives of the hospital staff and volunteer association.

 
 
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The Arthritis Society has been setting lives in motion for over 65 years, and is dedicated to a vision of living well while creating a future without arthritis. Founded in British Columbia in 1948 by Mary Pack and Dr. Wallace Graham, The Society is Canada’s principal health charity providing education, programs and support to the over 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

Since its founding, The Society has been the largest non-government funder of arthritis research in Canada, investing more than $190 million in projects that have led to breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and care of people with arthritis. Investments also support the recruitment and development of rheumatology clinicians, investigators and other health professionals, expanding the capacity of arthritis-related expertise available to support Canadians.

As a leader within Canada’s broader arthritis community, The Society conducts research to better understand the impact of arthritis, advocates for progressive arthritis policies, works with stakeholders to promote appropriate standards of care and deliver educational programs to empower those living with arthritis to self-manage their disease.

The Arthritis Society is a bilingual national organization with a network of offices across the country.  An 18-member national board provides governance oversight and is responsible for setting the strategic priorities of The Society. The voluntary board includes members recruited from across Canada, as well as representatives from each division.

The Society is grateful for the generosity of the many personal, corporate and government donors who support our mission. In addition, we thank the thousands of participants who participate in fundraising initiatives such as The Walk to Fight Arthritis which raised almost $1.1 million in 2015.

 
 
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Team Broken Earth is committed to a sustained medical relief effort in Haiti to help rebuild and reinforce the healthcare system in one of the poorest countries in the western world.

“We’re not trying to change the world. We’re trying to change someone’s world.”
Dr. Jeremy Pridham

In pursuit of this vision our corporate purposes are:

To provide and operate a not-for-profit clinic and hospital, as well as provide medical equipment that will provide medical care to any disaster or poverty-stricken area; and
To advance education and public health in developing nations by providing training and education to health care professionals.

Team Broken Earth is a volunteer taskforce composed of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals from across Canada and beyond, committed to delivering and improving healthcare where it’s needed most. What started as a relief effort following the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince in 2010, Team Broken Earth is still working in Haiti and has since expanded to places like Bangladesh, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.

 
 
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The Ottawa Christian School's mission is to educate children, equipping them for a life of faithful Christian discipleship and service. Our core values are as follows:

The Bible is foundational to how the OCS community (staff, parents, members, and students grow in learning) understanding and living in God’s world.

Our educational program recognizes and develops the student as a whole person – intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical.

We embrace the diverse God-given abilities of each student and provide a nurturing environment for them to reach their individual potential.

Our community, consisting of staff, parents, non-parent members, supporters and churches, is committed to helping students grow in their individual development for Christ’s purpose.

We are committed to providing a strong administrative and financial foundation for the on-going stability and growth of the school.

Following Christ and His example, we acknowledge that learning is for serving.

The vision of Ottawa Christian School is to enhance the education of a diverse student body through expanding programs, growing resources, and broadening support from the Christian community.