The Official Charitable Causes of the Canadian Armed Forces
Ways to Donate Through CANEX
Visit a CANEX store and donate at the checkout counter
Visit CANEX.CA and add a donation at checkout
Purchase Support Our Troops or Soldier On Merchandise and 15% of proceeds are directly donated
Stories That Inspire
Support Our Troops programming helped this military family feel supported as they navigated the financial realities of raising a child with exceptionalities
"But we’re human and we did need support. The grant made us feel like our community was on our side and wanted to help alleviate some of the pressure."
For retired Warrant Officer Joanne Bradley winning is not about being first across the finish line. As a member of Team Canada, she has shown time and time again that the victories we remember rarely involve gold medals
“I might have gotten a bit teary, but luckily in the water nobody can tell,” she says. “I’m discovering that I’m more capable of doing things than I thought I was. In the water, everything works properly. I feel free and graceful!”
How the COVID-19 Emergency Grant helped reduce a military couple’s stress of a recent breast cancer diagnosis and service-related self-isolation
"At the same time we were also grappling with my recent breast cancer diagnosis. The emotional toll of organizing treatment in a country that, like the rest of the world, was closing down was overwhelming to say the least. ”
What is Support Our Troops?
Support Our Troops is the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces. It works to meet the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community, such as dangers of the job, long absences from home, and relocation across Canada and the world. Support Our Troops helps military members, Veterans, the ill and/or injured, and their families, through a series of grants and programs.
What is Soldier On?
Soldier On is a program of the Canadian Armed Forces, which contributes to the recovery of ill and injured CAF members and veterans by providing opportunities and resources through sport, recreational, and creative activities.
How do I donate towards Soldier On & Support Our Troops on CANEX.ca?
During the first step of checkout on CANEX.ca, you will find a donation section under your Order Summary on the right. Simply select your donation amount from the dropdown menu and click “Add Donation”. Your order total will update automatically to reflect your donation.
How much can I donate?
You can donate $1, $2 or $5 during your checkout online or donate any amount in-store.
Donations are also accepted all year-round in-store or online in case you would like to donate throughout the year.
Can I donate a larger amount than $5?
Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Donations made in-store at CANEX for amounts of $10 or more are eligible for a tax receipt by completing an online form, here. You will need to take a picture of your in-store receipt that shows your donation amount and upload it onto the online form. Once the form is submitted, you will receive your tax receipt by January 31, 2023 (for donations made between November 15th – December 15th, 2022).
How will my donation be used?
Your gift today will help meet the extraordinary challenges faced by members of the CAF Community and their families as a result of military service.
How else can I contribute to Support Our Troops or Soldier On?
With the purchase of Support Our Troops or Soldier On items at CANEX, 15% of proceeds are donated all year-round to programs that support military members, Veterans, the ill and/or injured, and their families.
Can I still donate after December 15th?
Yes! For our customers’ convenience, we have made the option to donate in-store and on CANEX.ca available year-round. However, for this campaign only, CANEX will match* your donation to double your contribution to the CAF Community.
*CANEX will match donations up to $15,000.
Welcome to CANEX.ca, Canada’s Military Store!
As a proud division of the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, CANEX has developed this exclusive shopping website to better serve the retail needs of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Community.
By clicking here, you confirm that you are a member of the Canadian Armed Forces or part of the extended CAF community.