It is important to note that the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund is NOT a Government Agency. It is a Corporation supported by voluntary donations from serving and ex-service personnel, civilian friends and Naval Organizations. The Constitution of the Fund makes provision for Voting Members who are chosen to represent as many geographical localities as possible and to the Fund’s requirement for representation on its various Committees. A General Meeting of the Fund is held each year at which time a Board of Directors, of up to 12 members, is elected for the ensuing year. This Board of Directors appoints three Regional Committees whose duties are to review and make decisions on applications for financial assistance. Each of these Committees is composed of at least
three members, one of whom is a permanent Chairman, and one a Director of the Fund. The Committees meet as required and will conduct emergency meetings to ensure urgent cases are dealt with in a prompt manner. The Committees and areas served can be accessed by clicking here.
It is emphasized all members of the three Regional Committees, as well as all Voting Members of the Fund, are unpaid volunteers. The only paid employees are the Secretaries of the two Coastal Committees and a small Head Office Staff.