Honouring The Fallen
The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a registered, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to honouring Canada’s fallen firefighters. The Foundation honours all types of firefighters whether volunteer/part-time, paid/full time, industrial, military, urban, rural, wildland, airport, or marine. The Foundation’s directors, who volunteer their time, include members from all areas of the Canadian Fire Service as well as representatives from the business community.
The objectives of the Foundation are:
- To operate the Canadian Firefighters Annual Memorial Ceremony and update the memorial wall.
- To provide financial subsidies to families of fallen firefighters for transportation to and lodging in Ottawa during the memorial weekend.
- To provide support programs along with scholarships and bursaries for the children and spouses of firefighters whose line of duty death is recognized by the Foundation.
Since 2004, the Foundation has operated the ceremony with the assistance of Fire Services and organizations from across Canada acting as honorary hosts in Ottawa who represent the Canadian Fire Service with pride. The cost of running a large scale ceremony is daunting and the Foundation would like to thank all of our past and current sponsors for supporting this event. The Foundation operates solely on fundraising from private donations, local fundraising events, and sponsorships from the business community.
With the construction of the Canadian Firefighters Memorial in 2012, the Foundation has now reached all of its initial goals laid out in 2004, but the work is not over. The Foundation will now begin to broaden its assistance to the families of fallen firefighters while continuing to honour them at the annual national ceremony.
The CFFF/Doug Lock Education Fund provides scholarships and bursaries to the children and spouses of Canadian firefighters whose line of duty death has been recognized by the Foundation. The Foundation’s ultimate goal is to provide education assistance to every child of a fallen firefighter. The CFFF also provides funeral assistance and supports Camp F.A.C.E.S. for the families of the fallen.
Our mailing address is:
Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation
440 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 200
Ottawa ON K1R 7X6
T: 613.786.3024 F: 613.782.2228
The Foundation is a registered Canadian charity.
Registration No: 88214 6509 RR0001