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CF One Eligibility

The following groups are eligible for CF One membership and are required to provide proof of relationship during the registration process.
 

During the registration process, you'll be requested to supply proof of your relationship to the Canadian military community. This information is being requested as this program is unable to access the databases used to hold former members' personal information. By providing us with proof of affiliation, you are consenting that you are in fact a member of the Canadian military community. 

Canadian Armed Forces members and their families

  • Canadian Armed Forces - Regular Force Members
    Includes officers and non-commissioned members who are enrolled for continuing, full-time military service.  Includes students on full-time study status (such as Regular Officer Training Program) and the Military Ordinariate of Canada.
  • Canadian Armed Forces - Reserve Force Members
    Includes the Primary Reserve (serving on one of three classes of service – A, B and C), the Canadian Rangers and the Cadet Organization Administrative and Training Service.
  • Canadian Cadet Organization
    Cadet Organization Administration and Training Service (COATS) is a sub-component of the Reserve Force which consists of CAF members who have undertaken as their primary duty the supervision, administration and training of cadets or Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR). The COATS is comprised of officers of the CIC military occupation and CAF members of other military occupations. Refers also to the actual cadet corps and squadrons within the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, the Royal Canadian Army Cadets and the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.
  • Foreign Military Members Serving with the Canadian Armed Forces
    Includes members of foreign military service, either posted to, or on training at a Canadian Forces installation (Base, Wing, Unit, College). This includes Foreign Defence, Naval, Army and Air attachés.  

    Proof of relationship: 
    • Assignment paperwork
    • Copy of member's NDI 30 (Allied Force ID Card) or NDI 31
  • Families of the above groups
    Families include:
    • The member’s spouse or common-law partner (includes ex-spouses of CAF Members)
    • A child or legal ward of the member;
    • Dependent adults dependent by virtue of special needs, who normally reside with the member;
    • Parents of currently serving CAF members
    • Families of the Deceased
  • Proof of relationship
    Copy of the member's NDI 20 (Canadian Forces ID Card) or NDI 10 (Temporary ID Card)

Veterans

  • Canadian Armed Forces Veterans
    The Government of Canada officially recognizes as “Veterans”- for public recognition purposes only- as those members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have successfully completed Basic Military Training and have been released from the Canadian Forces with an honourable discharge. Veterans may also include a Peace Officer who served in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation. These requirements apply equally to those Canadian Forces members who have served in the Reserves.
  • Veteran Families
    • Veteran's spouse or common-law partner (includes ex-spouses of CAF Members)
    • A child or legal ward of the member;
    • Dependent adults dependent by virtue of special needs, who normally reside with the member;
    • Parents of Veterans
    • Families of the Deceased
  • Proof of relationship
    One of the following:
    • Copy of the member's NDI 75 or CAF 75 (Record of Service ID Card)
    • Copy of the member's Pension Statement
    • Copy of the member's Release Certificate / Discharge papers
    • Communication from either VAC or CF that confirms the member's service
    Click here to obtain service records used in the validation process.

Extended Defence Team (current and former employees)

  • Staff of the Non Public Funds, Canadian Forces (NPF,CF)
    Refers to the full-time and part-time workforce that contribute(d) to the delivery of Non Public Property programs and activities, reflected as a Separate Agency listed under Schedule V of the FAA. (Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services employees)
  • Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) employees
    Refers to current full-time and part time employees of the MFRC (excludes members of the Boards, employees on casual employment status and volunteers though they may still qualify under another category). 
  • DND Public Servants
    ​​​​​​Refers to full-time and part-time employees of the Public Service of Canada, and excludes employees on contract, casual employment status and students on the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). Includes current and former full-time and part-time staff. 

     

  • Defence Construction Canada (DCC)
    ​​​​​​Refers to full-time and part-time employees of the Public Service of Canada, and excludes employees on contract, casual employment status and students on the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). Includes current and former full-time and part-time staff. 
  • Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
    ​​​​​​Refers to full-time and part-time employees of the Public Service of Canada, and excludes employees on contract, casual employment status and students on the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). Includes current and former full-time and part-time staff. 
  • Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSE);
    ​​​​​​Refers to full-time and part-time employees of the Public Service of Canada, and excludes employees on contract, casual employment status and students on the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP). Includes current and former full-time and part-time staff. 
  • Canadian Coast Guard
    Refers to the active and retired members of the Canadian Coast Guard.
  • RCMP
    Includes current and retired police officers and full or part-time public servants of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force. Does not include Auxiliary RCMP (volunteers).
  • Cadets
    Current youth aged 12-18 years of age participating in the Sea Cadets, Air Cadets or Army Cadets. *Cards expire on the 19th birthday or 3 years from card issue date, whichever comes first.
  • Junior Canadian Rangers
    Current youth aged 12 to 18, who live in remote and isolated areas of Canada that have Canadian Rangers. *Cards expire on the 19th birthday or 3 years from card issue date, whichever comes first.
  • Honorary Colonels / Captains (N) and Honorary Lieutenant-Colonels / Commanders
    Refers to those who are appointed by the Minister of National Defence, on the recommendation of the Chief of Defence Staff, to work behind the scenes to provide a connection between the community and the Canadian Forces. 
  • Families of the above groups 
    Families include:
    • Spouse or common-law partner 
    • A child or legal ward of the member;
    • Dependent adults dependent by virtue of special needs, who normally reside with the member;
  • Proof of relationship
    For current Staff of NPF, CF: No identifying documents to submit
    For MFRC employees: A letter from the MFRC stating that you are a current employee
    For RCMP: Copy of the member’s RCMP Service ID
    For Honorary Col / Capt (N) & LCol / Cdr: Appointment letter, copy of NDI 10
    For current DND public servant: Copy of member’s NDI 21 (Civilian ID Card)
    For Canadian Coast Guard members: copy of ID Badge
    For all others: Copy of member’s NDI 21 (Civilian ID Card)

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