HHC 2017

The Partners:

The PPCLI Foundation is a registered Canadian charity (No. 84205 7804-RR0001). MFRC is a non-profit society registered under the Alberta Society’s Act and is also registered with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization (No. 14080 0970-RR0001).

The Dates:

Saturday 2 December 2017 5:30 PM – Yellow Ribbon Gala Marriott River Cree Edmonton

Sunday 3 December 2017 2:00 PM – Oilers Alumni vs Warriors Hockey Game Go Auto Arena, Servus Place, St Albert

History of the PPCLI Foundation 

For more than 100 years, soldiers of the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry have been serving Canadians with honour and distinction. The PPCLI Foundation was founded to ensure that legacy of our proud military history lives on in future generations. Since its formation in 2011, the Foundation has raised in excess of $2 million in cash and in kind donations.

These funds have been judiciously applied to several programs specific to supporting serving soldiers, veterans and their families, families of our fallen soldiers and youth education. In essence, the tradition of the PPCLI is woven into the fabric of our Canadian heritage and history for our soldiers, veterans and their families.

GovernanceIn setting its priorities the Foundation is guided by a very active membership led by a group of trustees who together have almost accumulated almost three hundred years of service with the Regiment. Our Patron, the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, our Colonel in Chief takes an active interest in our activities as do our Vice Patrons, the Honorary Colonels of the Army, PPCLI and Loyal Edmonton Regiment, as well as the Lieutenant Governors of our four western provinces.

Our Legacy – Soldiers of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry have served Canada and Canadians for more than 100 years. Today, the Patricia’s represent the most of Canada’s ‘boots on the ground’ deployment both inside and outside of Canada. The Patricia’s have always been amongst the first in the field which has resulted in the regiment shouldering some of the heaviest of casualties. Building on this legacy of service to Canada the PPCLI Foundation has established a number of projects that enable its good work to continue in communities across Canada. Efforts are largely focused in Alberta due to the strong ties with the Cities of Edmonton and Calgary.

Your Support – Support from Canadians and businesses are key enablers to ensuring the success of Canada’s military and the PPCLI Foundation. Across Canada we have heroes both in uniform and behind the uniform in the form of military families, carrying the pride of Canada into the next generation.

We invite you to consider playing a pivotal role in keeping programs accessible to our heroes through your support to the Heroes Hockey Challenge. Support comes in various ways and we have included a number of packages to fit every budget and are open to Gift in Kind donations to meet our fundraising goal of reaching $100,000. 

The Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC)

MFRC is a non-profit society registered under the Alberta Society’s Act and is also registered with Revenue Canada as a charitable organization and is the only local non-profit organization nationally mandated as the frontline service provider to Canadian military families.

The MFRC is committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through positive action, education and support. The MFRC is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of 51% military families, who know first-hand the effect and toll military life can have on the family unit.

For over 25 years the MFRC has been committed to supporting military families as they navigate these unique challenges through programs and services that enhance the strength and resilience of military families. Absences from family support systems, difficulties during deployments, solo parenting or coping with an injury or loss are realities for military families; realities which can have a significant impact on family well-being.

To provide a high standard of care and support to our military families, the MFRC provides and facilitates support in five key areas:

Personal Development and Community Integration – Mobility is an inherent part of the military lifestyle. The MFRC helps families integrate into their new communities, working to enhance their quality of life while promoting and supporting personal, family and community development.

Child/Youth Development and Parenting Support – Another element contributing to the health and well-being of military families is accessible support for the care and development of children and youth, as well as resources to encourage positive parenting. The MFRC supports parents in their care-giving role and provides opportunities for healthy development of children and youth.

Family Separation and Reunion (Deployment Support) –  It is no secret that the operational and training requirements of the CAF often result in the absence of CAF members from his or her family. Associated increased risk factors for CAF members may heighten family concerns and anxieties. To assist families during deployments, the MFRC offers a variety of peer-support and individual programs and services.

Mental Health and Wellness –  The emphasis the MFRC places on strengthening and enhancing the well-being of our military members and their families is significant. We understand the importance of reinforcing the already existing capacity of individuals and their families through preventative services facilitated by Family Support workers is invaluable.

Veteran Family Support –The Veteran Family Pilot Program is a four-year program that provides services to medically-released/ releasing CAF members and their families. The Edmonton Garrison MFRC is one of seven pilot sites offering the Veteran Family Program.