Our Mission.

“Together We Stand will become the most trusted philanthropic partner of Canadian Armed Forces Families by ensuring they are acknowledged and honoured in a way that they have never been before.” - Rick Seymour, CEO, Together We Stand.

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Together We Stand has tasked ourselves to become the vanguard of military families, showing these families that they are seen, heard and appreciated.
We saw the pivotal role these families play in the Canadian Armed Forces and in the safety of our country. It was time they received acknowledgement for everything they do. The monumental task of keeping life on the home front together, both without knowing when one’s loved one would return, or if they would return at all, requires incredible courage.
“Together We Stand strives to honour our Canadian military families across the country by providing them with the support and acknowledgement that we know they deserve”

Why We Stand Together.

Multiple deployments and postings, new cities and schools, difficulty finding doctors, limited career opportunities and lack of a local support system – these are just some examples of what our military families endure.

“Bringing military families to the forefront”

Together We Stand was created to bring military families to the forefront, highlighting the sacrifices they make on behalf of our country, and to help all Canadians understand the other side of our military.

Our History.

4 Years and counting.

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“Together We Stand has tasked ourselves to become the vanguard of military families, showing these families and every Canadian that they are seen, heard and appreciated” Rick Seymour – CEO

Our Founders.

Lillian & Rick Ekstein

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Who We Stand For.

Together We Stand will become the most trusted philanthropic partner of the Canadian Armed Forces Families by ensuring that they are acknowledged and honoured in a way that they have never been before.

Sacrifice.

Sacrifice is exemplified daily by the families of our Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members, the glue that keeps everything together at home, and the heart of our military.
When Canadian military personnel are called on, it is the family that provides a sense of stability to the serving member by handling all things home related, often in a new city and without any external support. Families experience many of the same fluctuations of military life as our serving members – constantly changing schedules, dropping everything at a moment’s notice and the unfortunate possibility of dealing with life-changing loss and injury that comes with protecting one’s country.

Sacrifice.

Sacrifice is exemplified daily by the families of our Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Members, the glue that keeps everything together at home, and the heart of our military.
When Canadian military personnel are called on, it is the family that provides a sense of stability to the serving member by handling all things home related, often in a new city and without any external support. Families experience many of the same fluctuations of military life as our serving members – constantly changing schedules, dropping everything at a moment’s notice and the unfortunate possibility of dealing with life-changing loss and injury that comes with protecting one’s country.

Ask a Question.

If you have any questions for Together We Stand, do not hesitate to send them our way! Whether you have inquiries about our operations or wanting to get involved, we will be happy to respond as soon as possible.

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Ask a Question.

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