Gary and Joanne Reamey Support Canada Company's Military Employment Transition Program

Donation helps transitioning Canadian Military members and Veterans find jobs in the civilian workforce

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada Company's Military Employment Transition (MET) Program gets a huge boost from dedicated Canada Company Member Gary Reamey.

Former General Partner at Edward Jones Canada, Gary Reamey and wife, Joanne, presented Canada Company with a cheque for $100,000 to support the MET Program, an initiative developed to assist Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members, Reservists and Veterans who are seeking jobs in the civilian workforce.

The Program serves as a bridge between the CAF and Canada Company's "Military-friendly Employer Partners". MET's innovative web-based platform provides educational programs, video and workshop tools and online services to connect over 130 Military-friendly employers from across Canada with transitioning military members and Veterans looking for jobs. The goal is to collectively hire 10,000 Veterans and Reservists by 2023.

The MET Program has received over $3 million from Founding Partners, including financial institutions, the oil and gas sector and private donations.

In 2014 the MET Program helped 649 veterans find jobs.

"Joanne and I are both strong supporters of the men and women that serve our country at home and abroad", said Gary Reamey, a member of Canada Company since 2006. "With the knowledge that these talented people are releasing from their military service each year and that many are seeking a second career in Canadian business, we are so pleased to be able to assist in their transition."

To learn more about Canada Company's Military Employment (MET) Program visit: https://www.canadacompany.ca/canadacompany/met/en/

Quick Facts:

  • The MET Program has grown exponentially since its launch in 2012. Last year the Program helped facilitate 649 hires compared with 35 in the first year. This can be attributed to increased awareness about the Program, more Veterans and transitioning Canadian military members looking for employment opportunities and a growing appreciation for the varied skill sets of our military and former military.
  • The MET Program supports the Canada Company "10,000 Jobs Coalition", which was formed to challenge Corporate Canada to hire 10,000 Veterans by 2023. More than 130 Military-friendly employers are committed to making this initiative a success.
  • Canada Company is a federally registered charity created in 2006 that brings together community leaders from across Canada to support members of our military in the work they do at home and abroad. The organization is apolitical and is an advocate for Canadians who serve, or wish to serve, in the Canadian Armed Forces - regular and reserve - and their families, ensuring that they receive the widest possible support, recognition and care.

About Canada Company
Canada Company is a federally registered charity created in 2006 which brings community leaders from across Canada together to support members of our Military in the work that they do at home and abroad. The organization is apolitical and is an advocate for Canadians who serve, or wish to serve, in the Canadian Armed Forces - regular and reserve - and their families, ensuring that they receive the widest possible support, recognition and care. Canada Company's motto is Many Ways to Serve. Visit www.canadacompany.ca

SOURCE Canada Company

For further information:

Media Contacts:
Donna Mills
416-455-9034
donna.mills@canadacompany.ca


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