“Let’s show our
True Patriot Love”
Meeting Soldiers' Needs
SISIP assists Canadian soldiers with a variety of financial needs throughout their military careers.
PIERRE GOULET, AVP of Client Services Delivery, SISIP: Canadian Armed Forces members have pressures that aren’t necessarily felt by the average Canadian and that can include relocation. You’re in Ottawa today, but you could be in Kingston next year and so how do you deal with that? So financially, you have to have set some basic support vehicles or resources so when you get posted from one town to another, you can go on and maintain your lifestyle.
SUZANNE RAMSAY, Financial Planner, SISIP: One of the things that we do at SISIP, not just working one-on-one with clients and doing the investments and the financial planning and so on, we also are very active as far as going out and doing presentations and briefings direct to military members and their units and so on, to be able to give them all of the tools and information and resources that they need well before that transition starts happening so that they can start thinking about these things.
MARC ST. GERMAIN, Financial Planner, SISIP: The value of advice comes very much into play in by the fact that we’re unique in who we are and we’re tied into the military. We understand what’s going to be happening in the military sooner than many planners on the civilian side would know. For example, they just recently announced a retroactive pay increase going back three or four years. Well, we’re seeing those memos at the same time as the rest of the military is seeing those memos, so we can proactively get ready to help our clients when it comes time that those monies are coming in and the bump up in pay happens. At that point, they know we’re there for them because we understand what they’re going through, we speak their language and they know that they can come to us as a provider of financial services for the military.
Everyone knows the physical sacrifices that Canada’s military personnel make every day.
But what about the mental and emotional trauma they endure while serving our country?
- FACT: The risk of suicide for our Veterans exceeds that of the general population.
- FACT: 60% of medically released military personnel face permanent physical limitations.
- FACT: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a grim reality for many Veterans.
Most of us can only imagine their painful and horrific experiences. How far would you go to help them? How about Baffin Island?
That’s where two of Mackenzie Investments’ senior leaders, Libby McCready and Fate Saghir, are heading on behalf of True Patriot Love (TPL) Foundation, a national charity dedicated to providing Canadian military and Veteran families with the support they need and the hope they deserve.
Mackenzie is proud to be Presenting Sponsor of True Patriot Love Women’s Expedition: Baffin Island 2019. The expedition will pair Canadian female soldiers and Veterans with female business and community leaders. During this first-ever all-women’s expedition, participants must work as a team to overcome significant physical and mental roadblocks as they snowshoe 100km across the frigid Arctic Circle!
Today, we ask you to support Libby and Fate to raise $100,000 toward this expedition. No donation is too small as every dollar helps provide crucial mental health and transition programs.
You can improve the lives of the military personnel who have sacrificed so much to protect our own lives. To support Libby, Fate and the entire TPL organization, please donate to the cause.
Thanks for your compassion and generosity as you make a difference in the lives of our military.
Since 2009, TPL has provided $25 million to fund innovative research and support 750 community-based programs across the country. By addressing the unique challenges resulting from military service including mental health, physical rehabilitation, transitioning to civilian life, and the special needs of children, TPL has helped change the lives of more than 25,000 military families.