Wounded Warriors Canada announces TC Energy as presenting sponsor of the National Ride for Mental Health
Ontario – Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) is thrilled to announce TC Energy as the presenting sponsor of the National Ride for Mental Health (RMH). From coast-to-coast, hundreds of riders will join the Ride for Mental Health Presented by TC Energy to bring awareness to the unique mental health needs of our Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families.
Registration is open! Sign up to prioritize your own mental health while raising much needed funds in support of WWC’s mental health services. Whether you ride in a group or on your own, whether you ride from the comfort of your home or out on the open road – it doesn’t matter where or how you join – let’s come together on Aug. 20 to make a lasting difference for the people serving on our front lines.
“We are incredibly excited to announce TC Energy as the presenting sponsor of our National Ride for Mental Health. As a longstanding partner, TC Energy’s generous sponsorship will ensure all participant fundraising directly supports our our life-changing mental health programs, at a time when our services are needed more than ever before,” Scott Maxwell, Executive Director of Wounded Warriors Canada.
One of the biggest barriers to progress is the mental health stigma. For Canadian First Responders and active Soldiers, trauma can occur any day on the job – and while we know the challenges and tragic impact mental health injuries have on these individuals and their families, they receive very little support. The statistics present a stark reality for our country and highlight a need for action.
– 90% of first responders will be exposed to hundreds of potentially traumatic events over the course of their careers.
– 44.5% of Public Safety personnel screened positive for a mental health condition from a 2017 study.
– 20% of Spouses of Veterans with PTSD showed signed of depression and 40% of children of veterans with PTSD showed signs up anxiety.
TC Energy is a proud supporter of WWC, sponsoring the RMH since 2017 and providing funding to advance WWC’s mental health programming. Through this ongoing partnership, TC Energy helps reduce the stigma of mental health and contributes to building strong, resilient communities.
“TC Energy is honoured to be the presenting sponsor for the Ride for Mental Health, and I am personally proud to work for a company that prioritizes mental health and extends our commitment to breakdown the associated stigmas into our communities. Whether you have been impacted directly or indirectly, mental illness can affect us all. Like so many Canadians, my family has experienced the consequences of mental illness and I know firsthand the hurt and pain it can cause. It’s important we talk about it – it’s okay not to be okay. I look forward to riding alongside many of my colleagues and give back to this important cause,” shares John Mikkelsen, Director, Power Business Development, TC Energy.
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We’re a team of 7,000+ energy problem solvers working to move, generate and store the energy North America relies on. Today, we’re taking action to make that energy more sustainable and more secure. We’re innovating and modernizing to reduce emissions from our business. And, we’re delivering new energy solutions – from natural gas and renewables to carbon capture and hydrogen – to help other businesses and industries decarbonize too.