Naval Reserve Association of Canada

Celebrating the Military and Civilian Contributions of Canadian Naval Reservists

Role of the Association

The Association celebrates the naval and civilian contributions of Canadian Naval Reservists of all ranks, serving and retired, with an emphasis on citizenship, leadership, commitment, service and personal discipline, by providing opportunities for members to support each other and the Navy and for convivial social interaction.

Members of the Association have a continuing interest in the Royal Canadian Navy and, through individual members, with Naval Reserve Units across the country where joint events are encouraged. The Association aims to support its members, to represent their interests and to facilitate access to government supports and benefits .

The Association diligently maintains a database of members and potential members containing secure contact information that can be made available to facilitate meetings or reunions.

Membership dues are optional. Ordinary members are those who choose to enthusiastically participate in the affairs of the Association, who may vote at meetings and who pay dues. All members for whom contact information is available receive the periodic newsletter and are welcome at Association events.

The Association is not politically active and plays no advocacy role. It is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, network of persons with a Board of Directors responsible to Ordinary members at General Meetings. 

As a national organization the strength and vitality of the Association hinges on the connectivity of all its members through the regular sharing of information and participation in activities aimed at ensuring everyone can feel  ‘counted-in’ .

The UNTDA was officially recommissioned as the Naval Reserve Association of Canada (NRAC) at the AGM on May 12, 2023.

Congratulations RCAF

100th Anniversary

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Annual General Meeting

Concluded

HMCS Carleton
April 15, 2024

AGENDA

How the Association Maintains Connections

  • Seeks to expose the supports and benefits available to Naval Reserve veterans and to facilitate their access to such benefits
  • Manages a FaceBook Group
  • Facilitates camaraderie and communication between members
  • Publishes a newsletter periodically; and occasionally, other articles, books, and press releases
  • Maintains a web site containing news, information, photos, archives, and links to members and other web sites of interest to our members
  • Promotes regional and national gatherings of our members
  • Supports Naval historical projects of relevance to the Naval Reserve
  • Maintains strong connections with Naval Reserve Headquarters and with each of the Naval Reserve Divisions to help strengthen the local navy presence
  • Provides a virtual “home” for retired reservists
  • Upholds the bilingual foundations of the country by providing  both English and French language material and communications wherever possible
  • Curates an archive of information relating to the UNTD Program, including the “Nominal List” that documents almost all those who passed through the program from 1943 – 1968. This recognizes the UNTD status as founding members of the Association

How does the Naval Reserve Association of Canada (NRAC) relate to Naval Association of Canada (NAC)?

The Royal Canadian Navy is the base element of both organizations. Indeed, there is a substantial commitment of both organizations to the Navy and for that reason it should be no surprise that so many belong to both organizations.

Our Missions are very distinct but complimentary to Naval service.

The NRAC core mission is to provide a home for Naval Reservists and aims to serve as a champion for the Naval Reserve in Canada.

NAC has as its core mission the education of Canadians on the role of the Navy and its importance to Canada.

An NRAC member is seeking an organization that advances the relationships among those who have enjoyed the reserve experience and seek the mutual support of retired and current naval reservists.

NAC’s members have the important role of educating Canadians on the need for a strong Navy critical for our economic well-being, security and way of life.

For a healthy Naval environment in Canada both have important and complementary roles to play.

Read about the Birth of the Naval Reserve Association of Canada here.

History of the UNTD and the UNTDA

Please refer to this article written by Bill Clearihue.

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