Types of Membership

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Annual Membership dues for Branch 72 are set at $50 per member. An early-bird special of $45, to pay for the following year’s Annual Membership, is available September 1st to November 30th each year. New membership is set at $55, which drops to $50 starting year two of membership. 

ordinary

Ordinary membership is open to any Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject who is of federal voting age and whose service was terminated under conditions other than dishonourable or for reasons of misconduct and who served or is serving in:

  • the Canadian Forces or Her Majesty’s Forces, including Regular or Reserve Forces under class “C” service); or
  • the Forces or Underground Forces of any of Her Majesty’s allies in any war, conflict or police action in which Canada was involved (Provincial and Dominion Command approval is required for underground service); or
  • an actual theatre of war in which any of the non-military services, during any war in which Canada was involved; (i.e. Merchant Navy); or
  • Her Majesty’s Reserve Forces including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre for not less than one year; or
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, for not less than one year; or
  • the Forces of a country while that country was a member of NATO or NORAD in alliance with Canada; or
  • the Forces of the United States; or
  • the Vietnam War in the Forces of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea or South Vietnam and who was a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject at the time of service; or
  • the Canadian Coast Guard as an officer or crew member who has two or more years active service on the high seas or inland waterways; or
  • a city, municipal or provincial police force, as a police officer, for not less than one year.

Associate

Associate membership is open to any Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject, who is of federal voting age and who is not eligible for ordinary membership, and who:

  • is the child, adopted child, stepchild, grandchild, sibling, niece, nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of a person who is or was eligible to be an Ordinary member; or
  • is the spouse, parent or sibling of an associate who qualified subject to the following criteria:
    • In the case of divorce or legal (documented) separation, a spouse who is an associate member through marriage to an associate member, retains the right to membership unless such membership lapses; or
    • is the child of an Associate member; or
    • served as a Cadet civilian instructor for not less than 3 years; or
    • served in The Royal Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets, for not less than 3 years; or
    • have served as an officer in the Navy League of Canada, for not less than 2 years; or
    • served below the rank of officer, in the Polish Forces after WW II, and whose services were terminated under conditions other than dishonourable or for reasons of misconduct; or
    • served in a city, municipal, volunteer, un-organized territories or federal Fire Service, for not less than one year.

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Affiliate voting membership is open to any Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject who is of federal voting age, who is not eligible for ordinary or associate membership and who supports the purposes and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion.

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Affiliate non-voting membership is open to any citizen from an Allied country, excluding Canada and the Commonwealth, who is of federal voting age and who is not eligible for ordinary, associate or affiliate voting membership and who supports the purposes and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion. Affiliate non-voting members shall have the same rights as all other members except the rights to vote and hold office.