The Essex and
The Scottish Borderers Foundation
The service. The sacrifice. Our duty to honour it.
For over 200 years, men and women of The Essex & Kent Scottish have unfailingly answered the call to service. Local troops were engaged in key battles in the War of 1812 and in both World Wars, including the ill-fated Dieppe Raid.
Since then, the Regiment has remained active in conflicts, peacekeeping and peace- enforcing missions around the world. In our hours of need, they have always stood ready to answer our nation’s most urgent call.
The Essex and Kent Scottish remain active in a number of overseas operations, often in areas of active conflict, where they play a vital role in advancing Canada’s foreign- policy initiatives. That said, the greater part of their recent activity has involved domestic operations. From natural disaster relief to keeping seniors safe in a time of pandemic, they remain ready to jump into action whever they are needed.
Many of the EK Scot’s activities are not funded by governments. These include attending commemorative ceremonies overseas, erecting and maintaining monuments here and abroad, and outfitting our popular pipes and drums so they stand ready to attend local parades and commemorations. It falls to us, as a community, to fund these important initiatives. That is why we are embarking on a Fundraising Campaign: to adequately fund our Foundation so that these initiatives can continue in perpetuity.
Donations will be added to our Foundation’s capital base with the goal of maintaining it in perpetuity at a sustainable level. The interest earned over time will be used to fund a variety of important commemorative initiatives.
We offer a variety of investment opportunities
through which donors can show their support.