Important Information in Response to COVID-19

Community Development Grants

Helping our troops to help others at home and abroad.

Through Boomer’s Legacy, community development grants are available for serving Canadian Armed Forces members.

Named after Corporal Andrew “Boomer” Eykelenboom, a dedicated soldier and a Canadian Armed Forces medic killed by a suicide bomber on August 11, 2006. Boomer’s Legacy was inspired by Andrew’s desire to give back to the communities that he served in.

Managed by Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, Boomer’s Legacy empowers members of the Canadian Armed Forces to make a positive difference in their communities both at home and abroad.

Boomer’s Legacy funds humanitarian initiatives, which range from helping a family, a school, a hospital or a community, to providing opportunities for women and improving health care or education conditions. The goal of these projects is to build local capacity to create lasting impact.

Since 2006, $1 million in grants has been distributed.
  • Donations from individuals and corporations
  • Third-party fundraising
  • Boomer’s Legacy Bike Rides
    • Sponsorship
    • Peer-to-peer fundraising by participants
West Coast Ride (Victoria to Comox, BC): June 6-7, 2020
East Coast Ride (Windsor to Halifax, NS): July 25-26, 2020

Apply for a community development grant