In order to engage as many Canadians as possible, The RESPECT Campaign has developed important partnerships with leading military charities and support organizations and associations such as:
CFMWS has the mission to enhance the morale and welfare of the military community, thus contributing to the operational readiness and effectiveness of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). They are part of the Defence team. CFMWS is responsible for administering Non-Public Property (NPP) on behalf of the Chief of the Defence Staff and for delivering selected public morale and welfare programs, services, and activities to eligible members and their families on behalf of the Chief of Military Personnel.
On July 10th 1943, 25,000 Canadian soldiers from the 1st Canadian Division landed at Pachino, Sicily, marking the start of a near two-year Sicilian Campaign. After many courageous battles and a triumphant outcome, close to 6,000 Canadians lie in 21 cemeteries from Catania to Argenta, Italy.
The Canadian public remains largely unaware of this vital WWII mission dedicated to the return of peace and democracy in Italy. Operation Husky 2018 raised awareness of the pivotal role Canadians played during WWII in Italy. Numerous events took place throughout 2018 including:
The Conference of Defence Associations was established in 1932 to study the problems of defence and security and to promote the efficiency and well-being of Canada’s Armed Forces. More than 75 years later, the CDA is still the leading national voice on those original issues which have expanded to include national sovereignty, individual liberty and freedom, and developments around the globe which affect the peace and security of Canada. The CDA is the oldest and most influential advocacy group in Canada’s defence community, representing 52 associations from all parts of the country. The CDA expresses its ideas and opinions with a view to influencing government security and defence policy. It is a non-partisan, independent, and non-profit organization.
The Last Post Fund’s mission is to ensure that no Veteran is denied a dignified funeral and burial, as well as a military gravestone, due to insufficient funds at time of death. Its primary mandate is to deliver the Veterans Affairs Canada Funeral and Burial Program which provides funeral, burial and grave marking benefits for eligible Canadian and Allied Veterans. In addition to delivering the Funeral and Burial Program, the Last Post Fund supports other initiatives designed to honour the memory of Canadian and Allied Veterans.
The test project sparked the founding of the Respect Campaign who with Canada Company and Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services have launched a national banner campaign.
The park recognizes and honours all military personnel as well as contemporary community protectors – being police, firefighters, and first responders – along with promoting future public service.