|New fund to support CF families||Jun. 01, 2007|
The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), General Rick Hillier, in recognition of the outpouring of support from Canadians, has created the CDS Military Families Fund, adding a new vehicle to support military families.
“When our families call out for help, we must be able to answer that call immediately and substantially,” said Gen. Hillier. “Our families have been here for us through our enrollment, our training, our deployments, and our homecomings. The military life places significant demands on our loved ones. They did not volunteer for service – but serve they do, and with great distinction. It is our turn to be there for our families.”
The CDS Military Families Fund will be an agile and responsive means to provide support to military families. Base Commanders, partnered with Military Family Resource Centres across the country, will be able to assist military families within hours of being advised of the need.
The CDS Military Families Fund will grow through the contributions of private citizens and corporations. Contributions can be accepted by phone or mail, as well as through participation in upcoming fundraising events that will be announced later this year. For inquiries about this fund or to make a contribution, call