Invictus Games Toronto 2017 works closely with its partners in the community to build awareness, ensure a responsible and accountable business and increase its positive contributions to the community. Its partners are committed to helping Invictus Games Toronto 2017 succeed in its goal of transforming empathy into empowerment among Canadians from coast to coast.
Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR)
With over 60,000 serving members in the Canadian Armed Forces, 25,000 serving members in the Primary Reserve Forces, almost 70,000 military family members, and over 700,000 veterans, Canada has a significant population with distinct risks, exposures and experiences. These Canadians require unique forms of health protection, prevention and care.
For 7 Years CIMVHR has worked to engage existing academic research resources, facilitate new research, increase research capacity and foster knowledge translation.
This work is showcased each year when thought leaders from these sectors gather at CIMVHR Forum to present new research, exchange ideas, share insights, learn and collaborate.
As the official Research Partner of Invictus Games Toronto 2017, this will be an unprecedented year for the CIMVHR Forum. CIMVHR is advancing health research to serve our troops and their families and, in perfect complement, Invictus Games 2017 is celebrating and recognizing the unconquered spirit of these same men and women.
EF Education First
Education First is the world leader in international education. Every year, EF helps more than a million students develop a global perspective through language classes, educational travel, and cultural experiences. EF works alongside educators to facilitate life-changing moments in over 116 countries and fulfill one global mission: Opening the World Through Education.
This April, Invictus Games will be partnering with EF to give thousands of Canadian students a chance to learn about the games, try adaptive sports, and meet athletes from Team Canada. The events will take place in the city of Arras, France, as part of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Rick Hansen Foundation
Before the Games even commence, the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee will be joining forces with the national Rick Hansen Foundation Schools Program to spread the word about important disability issues to Canada’s youth across the country.
Students will learn about the historical and modern-day contributions of our Canadian Armed Forces, the importance of adaptive sport in the rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, and the unique challenges our military families face.
True Patriot Love Foundation
True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is a national charity with the mission to inspire every Canadian to contribute to the resilience and wellbeing of our military and veteran families. Since 2009, TPL has provided more than $18 million to support military families, including supporting more than 100 community-based programs across the country that address the unique challenges resulting from service including mental health, physical rehabilitation, transitioning to civilian life, and the special needs of children. In addition, TPL contributes to advancements in research and technology through our $5 million commitment to the Canadian Institute for Military and Veterans Health Research (Queen’s University). For more information, visit www.truepatriotlove.com