June 6th, 2013
On behalf of Commissionaires BC, Frank Richter, Board Chair and Allen Batchelar, CEO donated $5,000 to the Equitas Society today. Jim Scott, President of Equitas gratefully accepted the contribution, noting the funds will be used to help support disabled soldiers who are seeking changes to the manner in which disability and pension payments are awarded to new veterans. “Equitas is an upstanding Society with an extremely worthy cause,” says Allen Batchelar.
In 2011 a group of concerned Canadians formed the Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society to make sure injured soldiers receive disability benefits which are similar to other federal and provincial government employees. The total of all soldiers’ benefits under the New Veterans Charter, introduced in 2006, is significantly less than those benefits provided by the previous Veteran Affairs Canada Pension Act. For more information go to www.equitassociety.ca.
“This donation exemplifies the evolvement and broadening of Commissionaires’ mandate,” says Allen Batchelar. “For 85 years we have been providing meaningful employment to veterans. While we will always welcome veteran employees, our vision has now evolved and expanded to include supporting those who serve and have served.” Commissionaires BC will continue to make donations such as this one and actively support other worthy causes that support those who serve and have served our country.