Order of St. George

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Many members of the Order give their time, expertise and energy towards helping others using the Order of St. George as the vehicle to accomplish this. Their unwaivering support and contribution towards the mission of the Order is an extension of the chivalric ideals on which the Order was originally founded upon more than 680 years ago.

In this section of the Order's website, brief entries of the various projects, works, worthy causes engaged by the Order are listed with links allowing you to learn more details of that particular activity providing a more thorough explanation of these works and activities in a popup window.


2012


Sunnybrook Veterans & Community

The Order of St. George donated to the Sunnybrook Veterans & Community. The facility is the largest veterans' care facility in Canada. Working in close partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, we offer long term and complex hospital care to 500 veterans from the Second World War and Korean War. Residents live as independently as possible in Kilgour wing, and in the George Hees wing within a supportive environment, when their needs can no longer be met in the community. Click Sunnybrook Veterans & Community to read more about the Veterans & Community at Sunnybrook.


Toronto Military Family Resource Centre

The Order of St. George annually donates to the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre. The military community established the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre (TMFRC) in 1992 to foster the unique strength of families within the military. We are a non-profit, volunteer-led and supported organization. In 1999, the TMFRC offered full-time child care through our Children’s Playgarden child care centre - a much-needed service for both military and civilian families. Click Toronto Military Family Resource Centre to read more about the mandate of the TMFRC.


St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital

The Order of St. George annually donates to the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital. The main hospital is in Jerusalem with satellite centres in Hebron, Anabta and Gaza – as well as Mobile Outreach Clinics operating throughout the West Bank – it is their mission to ensure that their patients are able to access poverty-relieving ophthalmic services regardless of where they live. First established in Jerusalem in 1882, the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group is the only charitable provider of crucial eye care to the people of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Click St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital to read more about this unique hospital.


Camp Maple Leaf

The Order of St. George annually donates to the Camp Maple Leaf. Camp Maple Leaf is a summer camp for children of Military families (children of fallen, injured or currently deployed soldiers) and children of families facing economic or social barriers. Established in 1955 as a legacy from the Canadian Council of War Veterans, Camp Maple Leaf embodies the same spirit of giving and caring for others that Veterans carried with them during their years of service. Click Camp Maple Leaf to read more about this remarkable camp.


2011


Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial

The Order of St. George Chief Herald, the Chevalier Robbie Sprules, KGCStG and Chair of the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Committee presents a cheque to Mayor Williams and representatives from 8 Wing CFB Trenton for $10,000. The cheque is the second installment towards a total committed donation of $50,000 towards this project. Click Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial to view the story on the Order's donation.


Follow the Banner

Doug and Pam Champagne are accomplished musicians and are members of the Royal Canadian Legion. Three years ago, they performed benefit concerts at a number of Branches of the Legion with a tradition to bring "support our troops" banner and get community members to sign it. They typically receive about 10,000 signatures. At the end of the tour, they present the banner to a different branch of the Canadian Armed Forces. This year, they will present the banner to their sponsor, The Order of St. George who will then present the banner to a branch of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Follow the Banner on to see where it appears during Doug and Pam's benefit tour or click  Follow the Banner to view the locations where the banner appeared through its benefit tour.


Donations to Veterans Centre

The Order of St. George had the honour and pleasure of officially presenting to the Veterans Centre, a pair of large, wide-screen LCD Samsung monitors with audio system on-site Thursday, May 26th. The presentation followed by a luncheon shared with principles of the Veterans Centre in the Blythe Wood Social Club (one of the systems installed there). The event included a presentation of a plaque, depicting the arms of the Order to the Veterans Centre, to be affixed to the wall near the television equipment donated. Click Donations to Veterans Centre to view the details of the presentation to Sunnybrook Hospital.