True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) is a national charity dedicated to providing essential support and resources to Canadian military members, Veterans and their families. TPL believes in supporting research, establishing evidence-based programs, and increasing access to programs and treatments dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of military personnel, Veterans, and their families.
In partnership with CIMVHR, True Patriot Love is supporting cutting-edge research, program evaluation, and dissemination of research through a 10-year partnership with the institute. By funding relevant and timely research, TPL and CIMVHR are working to strengthen the dissemination ties between CIMVHR’s established network of academia, government partners, and other stakeholders to ensure that evidence-based research can be rapidly translated into practice, policies, and programs.
Beginning in 2018, CIMVHR and TPL established the CIMVHR True Patriot Love Research Initiative to encourage researchers from relevant fields to submit research proposals and apply for funding to accelerate research in priority areas. Proposal themes are established on an annual basis and are related to the health and well-being of Canadian military, Veterans, and their families.
Research activities funded through this partnership will also encourage the development of new skillsets and expertise of post-doctoral or graduate students, in turn supporting the next generation of researchers in relevant fields. TPL and CIMVHR will be administering a number of research activities in the near future and expect that the next Call for Proposals will be published in early 2019, seeking applications in specific priority research themes.