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
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
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
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 ORGANISATION.
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 Canadian Reserve;
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
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
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 SUPPORTER).
A candidate for the SUPPORTER crest must wait a probationary period
of six months, 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
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 six months 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 SUPPORTER candidate.
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. If it is deemed necessary to ban the SUPPORTER he
must return his crest and an amount of up to 60% of the paid cost will be
refunded (depending of the state of the 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 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
OUR MOTTO: TO NEVER FORGET WHO WE ARE
Revision: January 2018