Military Family Appreciation Day.

A Day For Military Families.

“The families of our Canadian Armed Forces members are tremendously important, but often the forgotten glue that keeps everything together back home when our brave men and women in uniform are doing their jobs to keep Canadians safe here and around the world. Their fellow Canadians are often unaware of the enormous sacrifices and long separations from loved ones that these families endure.”
Rick Ekstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Together We Stand.

The Third Friday In September.

Working closely with Members of Parliament from every Federal political party, Together We Stand established a nationally recognized day for Canadian military families through the introduction and passage of a Unanimous Consent Motion in the House of Commons on June 19th, 2019. Now, the third Friday in September is known annually as Military Family Appreciation Day across Canada, the first and only day in Canada dedicated to our military families.
On behalf of our organization, we’d like to thank Gen. Andrew Leslie (Ret’d), the Hon. Ed Fast, and MP Murray Rankin for their support, and Member of Parliament, Phil McColeman who moved our motion in the House of Commons.


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Giving Thanks.



Together We Stand (TWS) is a unique Canadian organization established to honour, show appreciation, and provide recognition for the tremendously important, but often forgotten, families of the Canadian Armed Forces.


Our 2020 Campaign.

Our initiative was simple – have families build a fort at home or at work to honour military families and share a photo of it, using the hashtag #HomeFortChallenge on social media to create awareness.

Participants in the #HomeFortChallenge

donate today.

Donate today to help TWS continue growing Operation Care Package, Operation Military Family Appreciation Day, and other various initiatives aimed at celebrating and supporting our brave military families.

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