Our Troops in uniform make a big sacrifice in serving our country. Soldiers experience long absences from home, relocation across Canada and the world, and transitioning from military to civilian life. We at Elite Roofing have found a way to show our appreciation by donating to Support Our Troops, for the past ten years.
Established in 2007, Support our Troops is a program offered through the Canadian Armed Forces. The organization meets the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community as a result of military service.
This year, our gift went toward the organization’s National Scholarship Program, which addresses the increasing need for post-secondary scholarship opportunities for military family members. Since the launch of the National Scholarship Program in 2015, the goal has been and continues to be to assist more dependents in military families with achieving their educational goals.
The Impact of Our Donation to Support Our Troops
Through our gift, we provided education funds for members of five military families. These included studies in:
- Master of Arts, Counseling, Psychology (Yorkville University) – two students
- Mechanical Engineering (University of Toronto)
- Master of Social Work (University of Windsor)
- Practical Nursing (Loyalist College)
With 98 scholarship recipients overall, Elite Roofing’s gift accounted for five percent of all the scholarships provided by generous Canadians.
Scholarship Recipients Express Their Thanks
We are proud that our donations have significantly impacted the dependents of military families. Here are the thoughts of two of the recipients we have helped in 2022:
“I am in disbelief and sincerely honored to have been selected as one of the National Scholarship recipients. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity, which has allowed me to continue my Master’s Program in Counseling Psychology and still support my husband and daughters as we navigate our military life together. I look forward to using my education to provide support for other military families in the future.”
“I am a Loyalist College Practical Nursing Student as well as a military spouse. I am so very grateful for this incredible scholarship, and extremely thankful to all parties involved in the selection process as well as the donors who have made this possible. I am excited to be working through my second year and upon graduation to make the military community proud as a nurse serving our community. Thank you!”
Elite Roofing Gives Back to the Local Toronto Community in Many Ways
Our company’s leadership places a high priority on charitable giving and volunteerism in our community of Vaughan, just North of Toronto. We view “giving back” as a vital component of our being connected with our community, on both a local and national level. Another community focus of ours is contributing financially and volunteering at several local food banks, including Second Harvest and Vaughan Food Bank.
This winter season, many families and individuals in the Greater Toronto area and throughout Canada are struggling with basics such as food, housing, and helping themselves create the futures they strive for, such as education.
We at Elite are proud of serving our community in the Greater Toronto area, as well as providing high-quality roofing services for our commercial roofing clients. We wish you a wonderful holiday season, filled with light and the joy of giving.