$2.5M Raised Through Support Our Troops
The province launched its Support Our Troops program in 2014 and Albertans have responded strongly – purchasing nearly 45,000 plates since then. This public support has resulted in almost $2.5 million raised for Support Our Troops. The Canadian Armed Forces official charitable cause is operated by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. Support Our Troops provides financial support and assistance to military members and families who make Alberta their home.
Funds raised from the Support Our Troops specialty licence plate program help current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families in Alberta through organizations that provide support for children’s programs, scholarships, family assistance, veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and other initiatives.
- Support Our Troops, the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces, exists to meet the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community as a result of military service.
- Specialty plates are sold at Alberta registry offices for $75 plus applicable registry fees.
- Of the total cost, $55 goes directly to the Canadian Armed Forces Support Our Troops program.
- The government retains $20 from each plate sold to offset the cost of production and mailing.