December 12, 2022

Our Social Mandate – Supporting Veterans and Their Families

Having been acquired by Commissionaires Ottawa Group in December 2021, ADGA has adopted the social mandate of Commissionaires to create meaningful employment opportunities and generate financial resources for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, their families, and fellow citizens who share a passion to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians.

This social mandate is fully in line with our vision to be the partner of choice for technology, solutions and talent that power and protect our clients. We currently employ over 100 veterans. Among them are more than 30 senior officers, representing 2,400+ years of military experience, with a focus in communications and command and control.

Together, we continue to work closely with our clients in the Defence, Security and Public Safety markets to solve complex business problems by assessing, designing, building, and operating their systems and processes.

Beyond providing meaningful second and third careers, ADGA is dedicated to giving back to veterans and their families in the community—such as through donations, sponsorships, advocacy and awareness campaigns, and volunteerism.

For example, we are currently an active member of the Ottawa Veterans Task Force. Although we know there are many services and programs available to assist transitioning CAF members to civilian life, and that there are many efforts to improve them, the access to adequate health care, affordable housing and appropriate career support services has far too many barriers. This municipal task force has set out to change that.

Caroline-Anne Juszczakiewicz-Tylko, ADGA’s Vice-President, Human Resources, is the Chair of the Second Career sub-committee, which is dedicated to providing veterans with the opportunities, support and understanding of what their life after transitioning from the Canadian Armed Forces can look like.

Through this community work, our biggest aim is to help veterans, members of the RCMP and their families get the support they need to have a fulfilling career doing what they love. As an inclusive company, we accommodate veterans who are recovering from injuries or illnesses, and who need a safe, flexible, and caring work environment.

In our community, we are donating to Veterans’ House this holiday season. Located in Ottawa, Veterans’ House provides rehabilitation, services and support to veterans who were previously homeless or at risk of homelessness.

In the coming weeks, we look forward to providing other updates about our work and volunteer efforts supporting veterans and their families.

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