Manual of Dress, Ritual & Ceremonies

The motto of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, “SHOULDER TO SHOULDER,” symbolises our comradeship and solidarity. It also portrays an image of the time when we stood shoulder to shoulder in the ranks of the Service. In those days we were bound by discipline and a code of conduct that reached a long way back in history.

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Report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

On October 20, 2009, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs began a review of the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, better known as the “New Veterans Charter” (NVC).
The Committee held six meetings on the subject during the 2nd Session of the 40th Parliament and 13 more during the 3rd Session.

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New Veterans Charter Advisory Group report October, 2009

Each year, about 4,300 members of Canada’s armed forces are discharged from active duty. About 20% to 25% leave because of an injury or illness that ends their military career. Over time, many more develop health problems associated with the physical and mental demands of their military service. Some of the long-term physical consequences, which may not be felt until decades after an injury occurs, include osteoarthritis, hearing loss, and disc and spinal problems. Stressful deployments can also have latent long-term health effects even for those who are physically unhurt, and it can take months for symptoms of an operational stress injury, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, to appear.

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Nova Scotia – Unit Locations

Nova Scotia (French: Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) is one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces and is the most populous province of the four in Atlantic Canada. Located almost exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole (44º 39′ N Longitude), its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and some 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2011, the population was 921,727, making Nova Scotia the second-most-densely populated province in Canada.




495 Smith Street, PO Box 34, NEW WATERFORD, NS B1H 4K4 Tel: (902) 862-2423 Tel/Fax: (902) 862-3556



2409 Maynard Street HALIFAX, NS B3K 3V2 Tel: (902) 425-3514


7 Minto Street GLACE BAY, NS B1A 5V3 Tel: (902) 849-0119

BRAS D’OR #381

409 Bras D’Or – Florence Road BRAS D’OR, NS B1Y 2K9 Tel: (902) 736-9812


137 Main Street DARTMOUTH, NS B2X 1R6 Tel: (902) 435-2933


New Brunswick – Unit Location

New Brunswick (French: Nouveau-Brunswick) is one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces and is the only province in the federation that is constitutionally bilingual (English–French). Fredericton is the capital and Saint John is the most populous city. Greater Moncton is the province’s largest Census Metropolitan Area.



Woodstock Unit #95

PO Box 4287 WOODSTOCK, N.B. E7M 6B7 Fax: (506) 375-4840

Quebec – Unit Locations

Quebec – (French: Québec) It is the only Canadian province with a predominantly French-speaking population and the only one whose sole official language is French at the provincial level.

Quebec is Canada’s largest province by area and its second-largest administrative division; only the territory of Nunavut is larger. It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario, James Bay and Hudson Bay, to the north by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay, to the east by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick. It is bordered on the south by the US states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. It also shares maritime borders with Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia.



11385 Dorchester St., E. MONTREAL EAST, PQ H1B 2A6 – Tel: (514) 640-0033



300 St. Francis Street, PO Box 355 SHERBROOKE, PQ J1M 1Z5 – Tel: (819) 346-9122