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Tutoring Program

Supporting curriculum transitions for school-aged learners.

Due to the unique circumstances of military life, transitions between curricula and interruptions to education continuity are significant barriers for school-aged learners in Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) families.   

The Support Our Troops Tutoring Program works to provide financial assistance to CAF families  to ease curriculum transitions in the first year of a posting to a new community for learners with an Individual Education Plan and for those whose circumstances require tutoring support as recommended by their school. The program supports dependent children in CAF families, from kindergarten to grade 12.  

The application portal for the Support Our Troops Tutoring Program will open on September 1, 2023 at 8 a.m. and will close on January 2, at 5 p.m. EST. 
Once information is received and reviewed, the applicant will be notified via email within a 2 week period.  

Family  must be in the first year at the CAF member’s new place of duty either inside or outside of Canada.

Priority will be placed on program applicants attending an accredited elementary or secondary school who have an Individual Education Plan in effect. In extenuating circumstances, a letter of support from the program applicant’s school may be submitted in lieu of an Individual Education Plan.

Eligible applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for an amount of up to $1000.00 for the 2023-2024 school year. 

In this first year of the program, we anticipate being able to serve a minimum of 50 eligible applicants up to the maximum amount of $1000.00 per eligible applicant for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Tutoring services must be delivered by registered tutoring companies, academic institutions or community organizations who specialize in providing academic supports to children and youth. Support Our Troops will not approve reimbursements for tutoring services delivered by friends or family of program applicants. 

Instructions for applicants: 

Please read the eligibility requirements carefully prior to submitting an application. This is the first step in the evaluation process in order to ensure your child qualifies as a recipient. 

All 2023/2024 Support Our Troops Tutoring Program applications may be submitted on a continuous basis between 1 September 2023 and 2 January 2024.    

Please follow the instructions on the Support Our Troops Tutoring Application Form.

All applications must include:  

  • a complete application form (on portal window)  
  • a current copy of member’s MPRR 
  • copies of the two most recent report cards of the applicant 
  • a copy of the applicant’s IEP or letter from school official in lieu of IEP 

Once information is received and reviewed, the applicant will be notified via email within a 2 week period.  

  • Please note that approved tutoring expenses will only be reimbursed one time for the total receipts up to a maximum of $1000.00 incurred during the 2023/2024 school year.
  • Support Our Troops will not reimburse for tutoring hours billed in advance.  
  • Due to the fiscal calendar, the deadline for submission of receipts for reimbursement of approved tutoring is 31, March 2024. 
  • If a family with an approved applicant engages in tutoring sessions where costs extend beyond $1000, or for tutoring sessions which extend beyond the reimbursement date,  it will be up to the family to make arrangements for payment of those incurred costs. 
Families looking for additional curriculum support tools for their children may wish to look at: Children’s Education Management administers benefits policies /education allowances related to both inside of Canada and outside of Canada.  To see if your family qualifies, they can be contacted at: 

For any questions related to the Support Our Troops Tutoring Program, please contact us at: