Latest Update: (May 2022)
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the resulting closures of branches and the need to self-isolate the following temporary changes to the General By-Laws (GBLs) have been approved by DEC:
Article 129 – Fund Raising
Section 129 of the GBLs is rescinded in its entirely effective immediately and until further notice.
The Dominion Executive Council approved the following amendment to the Poppy Manual to allow for a one-time special use expenditure of Poppy Funds for branch Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the amount of $500 necessary for the protection of veterans. See below: Authorized Special Use Expenditures
403.ii.e: Relief of Disasters: (prior Provincial Command approval is required) 50 percent of the current balance, for donations for relief of disasters declared by the federal or provincial governments. Funds raised for this use must be allocated as per the direction for use of Poppy Funds outlined in this manual. Additionally this provision can include a one-time expenditure per event of up to $500 for branch public safety items necessary for the protection of our veterans (i.e. touchless hand sanitizing stations).