New Donation – MINISO
On November 23, 2019 Prospect’s Director of Military Employment Services, Major (retired) David Blackburn was presented with a check in the amount of $1000 as a “donation in kind” in support of Veterans Employment from MINISO on their national launch of their new Marvel “Every Day Heroes” line. This donation is being used to augment the great work that Forces@WORK does to support transitioning CAF members, Reservists, Veterans and their families to find good civilian jobs in Alberta.
New Funding - Veterans Affairs Canada
On October 22, 2019 Prospect was informed that our Forces@WORK program had been selected for funding through the Veterans Affairs Canada, Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund. Thus, as of September 1, 2019 Forces@WORK now has a portion of the program funded by the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund with support throughout to March 31, 2021 which will continue to enable Forces@WORK to help transitioning CAF members, Reservists, Veterans and their families to find good civilian jobs in Alberta.
Schlumberger & Prospect - Empowering Veterans Through Employment
On November 14th, Prospect and Schlumberger collaborated to deliver the Effective Strategy Session called Empowering Veterans Through Employment at the Marriott in downtown Calgary. The event was well attended by several of Prospect’s employer partners and featured two panels of speakers. The first panel was comprised of leaders from BMO, Nutrien, Katerra, CP Rail, Chevron and Schlumberger, who discussed best practices for including candidates with military experience in the workforce. The second panel included Canadian, American and British Veterans, who talked about their experience transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce.
A special thanks to Nick Tran and Celine Gerson from Schlumberger for their tremendous collaboration and the very generous $15K donation to our military employment programs, Forces@WORK and BaseToBusiness.
True Patriot Love approves additional support for Forces@WORK
Prospect is pleased to acknowledge additional support of $90,000 from True Patriot Love (TPL). The TPL Board of Directors approved the funding in recognition of the excellent work and results achieved by the Forces@WORK team.
The monies will allow Forces@WORK to deliver uninterrupted service to Veterans, transitioning members of the military, Reservists, and their families as Prospect seeks to secure additional funding from other sources. To date, Prospect’s Forces@WORK team has helped hundreds of program participants find and succeed in new jobs in the civilian workforce. The program has achieved a 96% satisfaction rating from those it has served. It is led by Maj. (Ret’d) David Blackburn.
The True Patriot Love Foundation is a national charity that honours the sacrifices of members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Veterans and their families in both times of peace and conflict.