support our troops representatives, onroute representatives, and CAF members holding large check with donation total on it

ONroute customers help raise more than $116,000 for Support Our Troops

February 10, 2023

MISSISSAUGA, February 10, 2023— The annual Support Our Troops campaign hosted by ONroute during the last two months of 2022 successfully raised more than $116,000. The funds raised were directed to support serving members, Veterans, and families of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in Ontario.  

The campaign, supported by thousands of Ontario travellers, marked the third year of a successful partnership between ONroute and Support Our Troops. Funds raised from this campaign directly support issues faced by Veterans, currently serving members, and their families such as emergency financial assistance, support for children with special needs, and the Holiday Hamper Program.

“Thanks to the continued generosity of our customers and employee’s, this year’s partnership was a remarkable success in raising awareness and funds for direct support where it is needed the most,” says Melanie Teed-Murch, Chief Executive Officer of ONroute. “We are grateful with profound gratitude and respect for those who have served and continue to serve our country for our rights and freedoms.”


From left to right. Stacy Firth (ONroute, Director, Commercial Partnerships and Customer Experience), Joanne Delaney Cronk (Borden MFRC Board Chair Person), Todd Stride (Support Our Troops, Director, Military Family Services), Tammy Gordon (General Manager of Barrie and Innisfil ONroute plazas), Sugi Pratheepananth (ONroute Brand Manager), Marie Sunderalingum (ONroute Shift Supervisor), Col J. Michaud (CFB Borden Base Commander), Chief R. Wilcox (Chief Warrant Officer)

“We are grateful for another successful year of working with ONroute and its guests on this campaign,” says Todd Stride for Support Our Troops. “Their staff and customers have shown unwavering generosity. It is inspiring to see this level of support, which has a direct and positive impact on military members, Veterans, and their families.”

About ONroute:

ONroute operates 23 travel plazas located along Highways 400 and 401 in Ontario. Our locations provide travellers with fresh and exciting food and beverage options, gas, and other amenities that improve your travel experience. Each of our locations features well-known franchise brands, a convenient 24/7 ONmarket, EV charging stations, restroom amenities and free customer Wi-Fi.

For more information, visit or join the conversation on Twitter at @visitonroute; Facebook at /visitONroute; Instagram at @visitonroute; and TikTok @visitonroute


About Support Our Troops:

Established in 2007, Support Our Troops meets the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community as a result of military service. It operates within Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services. This includes providing financial assistance to promote family resiliency and supporting Veterans and serving members who may have an illness or injury through a variety of grants and programs. Well recognized by its trademarked Yellow Ribbon, the organization provides an opportunity for supporters to show their care, compassion, and support to serving members, Veterans and their families through donations, community events and fundraising.

For more information, please visit or join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook at @CDNForceSupport



Dalia Esposito

Torchia Communications