True Patriot Love thanks CIBC for generous commitment to Military
TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is pleased to announce a partnership with CIBC that includes a generous
multi-year gift of $250,000 in support of Canada's Military Children
with Special Needs. Founded in 2009, TPL is dedicated to bridging the
gap between the military and civilian communities, by acting as a
crucial conduit that allows corporate Canada to show its support and
appreciation for the brave military servicemen and women of the
The funds from the multi-year gift will specifically be used to benefit
Canadian Military families with children with special needs, to provide
financial relief for various required processes, such as tutoring,
necessary assessments, respite care and essential therapies such as
speech, visual and behavioural therapy.
"Military families who move frequently are impacted greatly from both an
emotional and financial perspective," said Bronwen Evans, President at
True Patriot Love. "Frequently moving location affects children and
families in a variety of capacities, including increased costs for
therapies for children with special needs, tutoring for children who
have to adjust to a new curriculum, and the anxieties of having to make
friends in a new community."
"True Patriot Love is sincerely grateful for the leading role CIBC has
played in supporting our Military families," said Jaime Wilson, VP of
Development at True Patriot Love. "Together, we are committed to seeing
positive change for not only our men and women in uniform, but for the
families that stand behind them."
"As part of our ongoing commitment to Canada's Armed Forces and to help
kids build a better future, CIBC is proud to mark Remembrance Day with
a new commitment that will benefit military families with special needs
children by providing financial aid and resources," said Stephen
Forbes, Executive Vice-President, CIBC. "We are pleased to partner with
True Patriot Love Foundation to honour the sacrifices of Canada's
military servicemen and women."
True Patriot Love Foundation relies on support from companies such as
CIBC in order to provide funds for military programs that address TPL's
four areas of focus: mental health and well-being, physical health and
rehabilitation, family health and support and research and innovation.
TPL is grateful for this multi-year partnership with CIBC.
About True Patriot Love Foundation
True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is a national charity that honours
the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and
their families in both times of peace and conflict. TPL funds unique
programs and innovative research in the areas of family health and
support, physical health and rehabilitation, mental health and
well-being, and research and innovation. TPL is also committed to
changing the conversation about our nation's veterans, hosting
multinational symposiums and organizing ambitious global expeditions.
Since 2009, True Patriot Love has committed more than $15.1 million to
support military charities and research across Canada. For more
information, visit www.truepatriotlove.com.
CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with 11
million personal banking and business clients. CIBC and our employees
are committed to the social and economic development of our
communities, with a focus on Kids, Cures and Community. In 2014, CIBC
supported over 420 communities across Canada, contributing more than
$42 million to 1,780 charitable and non-profit initiatives, including
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, the CIBC
Children's Foundation and United Way. You can find other news releases
and information about CIBC on our corporate website at www.cibc.com/ca/media-centre/.
For further information:
Amy Simmonds Coordinator, Communications, 647-628-9241, or firstname.lastname@example.org.