The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Foundation
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Foundation is a federally incorporated registered charitable organization established to support the members of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own) in the carrying out of their mission and assigned tasks.
See the entry for the Foundation at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) site.
The objectives of the Foundation are to
- Promote and enhance the welfare of past, present and future members of the Regiment.
- Encourage and contribute to a better public understanding of Highland traditions in Canada.
- Assist The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum in its mission of collecting and preserving the history, weapons and equipment of the Regiment.
- Foster the esprit de corps and traditions of the Regiment.
Direct Support to Members
The Foundation provides active support on an ‘as requested’ basis for those special circumstances such as out reach to soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Syndrome (PTSD). Soldiers of the Regiment have supported comrades from other regiments who are affected by this serious and sometimes life threatening disorder. These aspects have privacy considerations that need to be respected. These needs could be financial or family support in time of grief.
Regimental Kit Shop
The Foundation operates a kit shop to provide members of the Regiment and the public, items related to the Regiment that are not available through other venues. For further information, please refer to the Kit Shop page.
The Regimental Museum, located in Cartier Square Drill Hall, is an accredited military museum. Donations of medals, artifacts, memorabilia, photographs or cash would be appreciated. For further information, please refer to the Regimental Museum page.
The Foundation plans to purchase a ceremonial uniform for each member of the Regiment. This is a multi-phase project with the first phase being the outfitting of a 100 person guard. For further information, please refer to the Ceremonial Uniforms page.
The Foundation provides two $1000 bursaries annually to members of the Regimental Family. For complete information on eligibility and application procedures, please refer to the Bursaries Program page.
The Regimental history “Capital Soldiers was published in 2012 and has been a critical and popular success. To learn more about our history, please see the Capital Soldiers page.
Ways to Give
For further information on how you can support the Foundation in any of the above projects, please see the Ways to Give page.
If you would like to make an immediate donation, please use the “Donate Now” button.