Submitting a proposal for vice-regal patronage
The Governor General actively endorses the objectives of select organizations by formally granting them patronage, thereby providing them with the name and prestige of the vice-regal office.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean has established the following criteria for patronage under her mandate. Organizations seeking vice-regal patronage should:
Organizations which formerly enjoyed patronage but which no longer qualify under these criteria will continue to be accepted under the "grandfather clause" if their association with the vice-regal office has stretched over an unbroken period of fifty years or more.
Please note that there is no specific form to complete in order to request vice-regal patronage. If your organization would like to forward a request for honorary status under the mandate of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and/or His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, kindly submit a formal application by letter (not e-mail) with supporting documentation such as a brief history of the organization and its objectives, details on its sources of funding, a list of its patrons (if any) and Members of the Board of Directors, a short financial report and any other information which you consider to be relevant to the request.