Please note that in this document
the male gender is meant to represent man and women without any
discrimination and is used to abridge the text.
Veterans UN-NATO Canada ® is a private group and is protected by a registered
copyright. Any person who reproduces our name or logo without prior written
permission, in part or in whole, will be prosecuted.
This group was created so members can find old friends, stay in touch and
share. But we mostly want to ensure that we never forget our fellow brothers
and sisters- in- arms who have been wounded or have fallen in combat during a
mission serving with the Canadian Armed Forces.
The members of the Veteran UN-NATO Canada identify themselves to the group
and to the population by wearing a patch. The patch belongs to the member and
will only be worn by the member as it is a personal identification. We must
never forget that when we wear the patch, we agree to represent the group as
whole. No irresponsible behaviour will be tolerated when wearing your patch.
Be proud and respectful.
We have one official meeting per year. We are a group of active and former
Canadian military who have served, with the Canadian Armed Forces a minimum
of one mission under the command of the UN or NATO. Germany and Alert are
accepted as a mission. A mission is considered a mission only after a
medal is awarded. We will wear our patch with pride because they represent
who we are. There is no annual fee, no membership and no association fees.
All you have to disburse to become and remain member of Veteran UN-NATO
Canada is the price of the patch.
VETERANS UN-NATO CANADA IS NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH THE D.N.D.,
VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA, THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION OR ANY OTHER VETERANS
No criminal affiliation will be accepted. No Motorcycle Club (MC) or 1% patch
will be allowed to worn with our patch. Even though several members own a
motorcycle, we are not a Motorcycle Club.
To wear the Veterans UN-NATO Canada (with mission) patch you must:
Have served a minimum of 3 years with the Canadian Regular Forces or the
AND have at least served in one mission with the UN or NATO and received an
official medal after the required service time.
To wear the Veterans UN-NATO Canada (without mission) patch you
Have served a minimum of 3 years in the Canadian Regular Forces or still be
active - but have not received an official medal for mission.
Have served or be still active as military reservists in the Canadian Regular
Forces adding up to a minimum of 3 years of service in class B or C, , in
other words, full-time. A combination class B and A is not authorized.
Only Veteran UN NATO Canada's spouse can wear the Ladies patch. ATTENTION!
The couple has to have been a couple for the minimum of one (1) year before
the spouse can receive the Ladies patch.
Only a Veteran UN NATO Canada's son can wear this patch.
Only a Veteran UN NATO Canada's daughter can wear this patch.
They can, if they so wish it, be given the Supporters patch instead.
RULES TO BECOME A SUPPORTER
It should be noted that wearing the SUPPORTER crest is a privilege. To become
a crest wearing SUPPORTER , the person must be
sponsored and recommended by a Veteran UN NATO Canada member. (ie Ladies, Sons, Daughters and Supporters cannot sponsor
A candidate for the SUPPORTER crest must wait a probationary period of one
year, during which he or she must demonstrate their interest and commitment
to the group and the various Veterans causes. The Member agrees to integrate
the group and accepts to adhere to the fundamental principles, vision and
values of our mission.
The Veteran UN NATO Canada member who proposes to sponsor a SUPPORTER,
shall submit to the regional representative an official request and a
description of the reasons why this person deserves the privilege of wearing
the SUPPORTER crest. A probationary period of a minimum of one year will
begin on the date on which the official request has been put to the regional
representative. Once the probationary period is completed, and the candidate
has demonstrated his interest and commitment to the group, the final approval
will be made by the regional representative. It is important to note that the
Veteran member sponsoring an applicant for the SUPPORTER crest understands
that as a sponsor they are largely responsible for the actions of the
Contrary to a Veteran, a Supporter has
obligations to the group, they must participate in at least 50% of the regional
events every year. They must sign with
their sponsor the ROE. The sponsor, by
this accept the responsibility of his supporter respecting the ROE.
If a conflict arises between the member and his SUPPORTER sponsor (or even
with other members of the group), the facts will be reported to the
Provincial representative which will evaluate the issue and, if need be, with
the help of the president, will make the final decision as to what appropriate
actions are deemed necessary.
Contrary to the Veterans crest, the
SUPPORTER crest does not belong to the SUPPORTER but to the Sponsor Region. Who must cover the cost.
If it is deemed necessary to ban the SUPPORTER he
must return his crest. It is important that the sponsor makes sure that the
candidate understands this rule before he joins.
It will be the Regional Representative responsibility to ensure that the
ratio of 1 (Supporter) for each 10 (Veterans) is respected. NOTE: This ration
is a maximum not a minimum. If, for a reason of their own, a region prefers
to lower this ratio (ex: 1 Supporter for each 25 veterans) or even, to the
limit, not accept any Supporters, it is their privilege to do so.
If a Regional Representative wishes to recognise a local business and thank
them for their contiuous support, a
"regular" Supporters' patch cannot be used. Instead we have a
12" sticker in the National Kit Shop, that can be framed and presented.
An Honorary President is a member (with a minimum of three years in the
position) who does not exercise his functions as President but has earned an
honourable title. He no longer has any official function, but provides
excellent advice and experience to the one that replaces him. He is hereby
recognized to provide advice on certain matters while ensuring that they do
not force any decisions. In addition, this title can be a form of recognition
or support for the new President. This title is an appreciation for the
good and loyal services given during his term as President. It is the duty of
every member to respect the Honorary Presidents for what they have brought to
the group in the previous years.
OUR MOTTO: TO NEVER FORGET WHO WE ARE
We are a Veterans Group and only them can make suggestions or demands. Revision: June 2020