The Toronto Branch of the Naval Association of Canada (NAC) was founded in 1946.  The first President was Lieutenant Charles Arthur (Bones) Burke, DSC and Two Bars.

 Our goals are to:

  • To support the Maritime Command of the Canadian Forces
  • To foster public awareness of the contributions made by the men and women who serve Canada     at sea
  •  To work in close cooperation with the Naval Association of Canada in order to achieve goals established at the national level
  •  To provide support to all officers, and their families, who have served in the Naval Service of Canada
  •  To encourage and support the Naval Reserve and, in particular, our host unit, HMCS YORK


  • Renew old friendships with naval colleagues and enjoy the many social activities organized each year
  • There are two major mess dinners. In the fall we hold a “Trafalgar Night Dinner” and, in the spring, the “Battle of the Atlantic Dinner” is held to remember that great conflict and those lost
  • There are, in addition, several smaller events held in the Armour Heights Officers’ Mess at the Canadian Forces College featuring a guest speaker
  •  NAC participates in the November 11 services at the cenotaph and on the first Sunday of May we join the parade at HMCS YORK for the Battle of the Atlantic service
  •  Full members are invited to serve as directors on the Toronto Branch NAC Executive Committee
  • For those interested there are also opportunities to serve as a director at the national level of the Naval Association of Canada

‘The Binnacle’

  • The Official newsletter of the Toronto Branch of the NAC is the ‘The Binnacle’  This newsletter is published three times a year and made available to the membership
  • Members of the Toronto Branch are also members of our National Association and receive the ‘Starshell’ which is also published four times a year



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