IBAO raises funds to support military families

IBAO raises funds to support military families | Insurance Business

IBAO raises funds to support military families

The Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) has raised money in support of a national charity that assists the families of military servicemen.

The association raised a total of $21,000 for the True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL). On top of helping the families of veterans, TPL also funds community-based programs and contributes to the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.

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IBAO’s fundraiser took place at the Awards of Excellence Gala, which celebrated top performing brokers and brokerages – the event was held as part of IBAO’s 97th annual convention.

“We wanted to pay tribute to the tragic event that took place the last time we hosted our convention in Ottawa in 2014,” explained IBAO President Traci Boland. “A Canadian soldier was fatally shot at the National War Memorial. It was a heartbreaking incident that deeply affected all of us. The fundraiser we held this year was in honour of the fallen soldier and his family, military families and Veterans across the country.”

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“We’re so grateful to the IBAO and to everyone who supported this important cause. Together, we can help change the lives of these brave men and women and work towards ensuring that military members, Veterans and their families receive the support they need and deserve,” said TPL founding director and CEO Bronwen Evans. “The road to recovery for a family dealing with an operational stress injury like Post-Traumatic Stress can be a long journey requiring a lifetime of support. We hope to remind Canadians that our service men and women, in volunteering to serve our great nation, have signed an unlimited liability contract.”

“I want to thank everyone who contributed to this important cause,” Boland said to those who participated in the fundraiser. “With your support we were able to truly come together to honour the contributions and sacrifices of our soldiers and make a positive impact towards the well-being of our military and Veteran families.”  

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