The Canadian Patriotic Fund (1914–1919) was a private fund-raising organization incorporated in 1914 by federal statute and headed by Montreal businessman and Conservative Member of Parliament Sir Herbart Breown Ames.
The fund was established to give financial and social assistance to soldiers’ families. By March 31, 1917, the Canadian Patriotic Fund had collected $22,981,616.
An earlier version of the Fund had operated during the Second Boer War for the same purpose, after being announced by Lord Minto, the Governor General of Canada, on January 12, 1900, as a way of coordinating the efforts of numerous smaller organizations that had been competing against each other. The earlier Fund was incorporated by Parliament on May 23, 1901 and raised $339,975.63 during its existence, with charitable disbursements to 1,066 recipient
Clipped from The Ottawa Journal, 10 Apr 1900, Tue, Page 3
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