Who We Are

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. Mostly, we want to ensure that we never forget fellow veterans that have been wounded or have fallen in combat during a mission.

The members of Veterans UN-NATO Canada identify themselves to the group and the population by wearing a patch. The patch belongs to the member and will only be worn by the member. It is personal identification. We must never forget that when we wear the patch we agree to represent the group as a whole. No irresponsible behaviour will be tolerated when wearing your patch. Be proud and respectful.

We have one official meeting per year. Participation is not mandatory. We are a group of active and former military members who have served 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 it represents who we are. There is no annual fee, no membership and no association fees. All you have to disburse to become and remain a member of Veterans UN-NATO Canada is the price of the patch. All meetings and activities are voluntary.

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 in our group. Even though several members own a motorcycle, we are not a Motorcycle Club.

To wear the Veterans UN-NATO Canada patch you must: 

  • Have served a minimum of 3 years with the Regular Forces or the 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-Without Mission patch you must: 

  • Have served a minimum of 3 years in the 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 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.
  • Have served as a military from another country in a UN or NATO mission under the Canadian Armed Forces and have received an official medal.

Other patches:

LADIES

Only a (Veterans UN NATO Canada member) Veteran’s spouse can wear the Ladies patch. Attention, the couple has to have been in a relationship for a minimum of 1 year before the spouse can receive the ladies patch.

SON

Only a (Veterans UN NATO Canada member) Veteran's son can wear this patch.

DAUGHTER

Only a (Veterans UN NATO Canada member) Veteran's daughter can wear this patch.

Edited 08 Sep 2014

RULES TO BECOME A SUPPORTER

It should be noted that wearing the Veterans UN NATO Canada SUPPORTER Crest is a privilege.

Under normal circumstances a SUPPORTER Crest is worn by a person. Under special circumstances deemed appropriate by the Provincial Representative, a place of business or “venue” may display the SUPPORTER Crest.

To become a crest wearing SUPPORTER, the person or venue must be sponsored and recommended by a Full Patch Veteran of Veterans UN NATO Canada.

 A candidate for the SUPPORTER Crest must wait a probationary period of six months. During this time they must demonstrate their interest and commitment to the group and its various Veterans causes. The member or venue agrees to integrate into the group and accepts to adhere to the fundamental principles, vision, and mission of the Veterans UN NATO Canada group.

A Veteran UN NATO Canada member that sponsors a supporter shall submit to the Regional Representative an official request and a description of the reasons why the person or venue deserves the privilege of displaying the SUPPORTER Crest. A probationary period of six months will begin on the date that the official request is received by the Regional Representative. The final approval will be made by the Regional Representative once the probationary period of six months is completed and the candidate has demonstrated their interest and commitment to the group. It is important to note that the Veteran member sponsoring an applicant for the SUPPORTER Crest understands that as a sponsor they are responsible for the actions of the supporter candidate.

If a conflict arises between any member of the group and a supporter the facts will be reported to the Provincial Representative. The Provincial Representative will evaluate the issue and decide upon an appropriate course of action. Contrary to the VETERANS Crest, the SUPPORTER Crest does not belong to the supporter. If it is deemed necessary to ban the supporter they must return the crest and an amount of 60% of the paid cost may be refunded determined by the condition of the returned SUPPORTER Crest. It is imperative that the sponsor makes sure the candidate for a SUPPORTER Crest understands this rule before they join.

A SUPPORTER Crest on display at a venue must be returned to the group if the relationship between the group and venue deteriorates or the venue goes out of business.

It is the Provincial Representative responsibility to ensure that a maximum ratio of 1 supporter for every 10 Veterans is respected. If a region prefers to reduce or zero this ratio it is their privilege to do so.

 

 

08 SEP 2014

LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING FOR DISPLAYING THE VETERANS UN NATO SUPPORTER CREST

1.     I have read and understand the rules regarding the display of a SUPPORTER Crest.

2.     I understand that the SUPPORTER Crest indefinitely remains the property of Veterans UN NATO Canada.

 

 

Name Print

Name Sign

Date

Provincial Rep

 

 

 

Regional Rep

 

 

 

Supporter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HONORARY PRESIDENT

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 years.

 

OUR MOTTO: TO NEVER FORGET WHO WE ARE

Vision

The vision consists of improving the quality of life of every veteran by offering compassion, friendship, and respect. 

We Wish:

  • to have national recognition;
  • to collaboration wth lawful authority;
  • the best care; and
  • to promote recognition and awareness from the public to our situation.

Mission

Our  mission is to bring our fellow veterans out of isolation, to promote a renewed taste for life, and to foster a safe and healthy environment. United by our common experiences, Veterans UN NATO Canada wants to save lives.

This mission can only be achieved by gathering the members of Veterans UN-NATO Nova Scotia by means of meetings and activities. The purpose is to make new friendship and rekindle old ones. 

It is the duty of each member to promote and represent the group with a sense of pride and honour at all times. 

The group mobilizes leadership with its members. It maintains, with the cooperation of the representatives, a policy that encourages togetherness, good morale, and friendship. The group also helps active or retired military members by offering support and advice when needed. With regular activities, the group stays in contact with its members and builds group trust so we may "NEVER FORGET WHO WE ARE".  

There is no membership cards and no annual fee. This group was created so members could find old friends, stay in touch, and share but mostly to ensure that we never forget our fellow brothers and sisters in arms who have either been wounded or have fallen in combat during a mission.

Provincial Committee

Name EMail Address
   

 

NS Provincial Rep Ben Broome

veteranscommittee@gmail.com

Safety Rep Madhu Jagat

veteranscommittee@gmail.com

HRM Region Rep Gus Cameron

veteranscommittee@gmail.com

Cape Breton Region Rep Alfie Burt

veteranscommittee@gmail.com

Northumberland Shore Region Rep Derek Nicholson

veteranscommittee@gmail.com

Fundy Shore Region Rep Eric Compagnon

veteranscommittee@gmail.com

South Shore

Kevin Clayton veteranscommittee@gmail.com
   

 

Secretary

 

veteranscommittee@gmail.com

Kit Shop Rep Roy Daley

roydaley@eastlink.ca

Website

Roy Daley

roydaley@eastlink.ca