Good Day to all;
Just a quick update on our meeting with Veterans Affairs Canada Liason Office representatives here in Ottawa. They were excited about the SO program and the potential it has regarding retired members.
Taken from our webpage:
CF Soldier On is symbolic of the women and men of the Canadian Forces. In essence, it is the spirit of heroic inner perseverance and courage of the sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of the Canadian Forces combined with the physical motion of marching forward, onward, and upward, toward the success of any given mission.
The program was created in 2007, with collaboration from the Canadian Paralympic Committee, to support the full and active participation of serving and retired sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen with a physical or psychological disability in physical fitness activity, recreation or sport. The promotion of a healthy and active lifestyle is accomplished through the aim of optimizing physical and psychological recovery. The program will promote and support the return to military service and is accomplished through close working relations with the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces.
Soldier On Fund enhances and complements, it does not replace, all other sources of public and non-public funding programs.
The CF Soldier On Fund has been set-up as a Non-Public Property fund. Non-Public Property is established by the National Defence Act and is used for the benefit of CF members, former members, and their families. When Canadians make a donation to the CF Soldier On Fund they are donating to the Crown.