National Defence and the Canadian Forces

4th Canadian Division

31 Canadian Brigade Group


There are many success stories of how Operation Yellow Ribbon has made a difference in the lives of CF personnel and their families.

One success story is from a local CF family who was in desperate need of homecare assistance for a wife who had triple bypass surgery. She could not move off of her bed and therefore needed immediate help as there were no family or friends in the area. Her husband approached the MFRC Southwest Ontario to see if there was any help available.

The staff at the MFRC immediately called a homecare service provider and they sent over a registered nurse caregiver who helped out with household chores and medical care. With the generous donation from the Operation Yellow Ribbon Campaign financial assistance for ongoing care was provided. The CF family was very grateful and they deeply appreciated the financial help and emotional support toward helping them during this stressful situation.

To CF Families, Your Donation Makes a Difference


Support comes in many different ways. And often it is the little ways that make life a little easier. Operation Yellow Ribbon offers help to CF personnel and their families through courses, workshops and social outings.

"I wanted to say thank you for meeting ---- and I on Saturday. It was a pleasure to meet you. We had a wonderful time and it was very beneficial for ---- to meet and understand that we are just a normal family and that many CF families have challenges. We both really enjoyed our time with you."

"I wanted to let you know that I appreciate you keeping me in the loop as far as the activities and opportunities that you are sending me. Although ---- is back in ------ I enjoy what is being offered."

"Just wanted to thank you for a great weekend at Darien Lake. Thanks for all your organization and work in order to coordinate this. My son and I had a wonderful time. Financially we don't get many opportunities to go away so this was wonderful and very much appreciated!"

"the Wizard World Park was great... the kids loved it...thank you so much for organizing the event and the information..."

"we really love when things are offered to CF military families..."