The FACTS

For more than 90 years the Legion has held true to our mission.

We provide representation, advocacy and financial assistance to serving and retired Veterans and their families, free of charge, Legion member or not.
  • Through our advocacy efforts and Service Bureau Network across the country, we help Veterans including serving military and RCMP members and their families, get the care, benefits and supports they need and deserve.
We honour the men and women who put their lives on the line for their country and work to ensure Canada never forgets.
  • The Legion organizes commemorative programs to promote Remembrance. From Remembrance Day ceremonies, to the Poppy campaign, to youth education, to pilgrimages, to local cenotaphs and commemorative activities, the Legion helps Canadians honour and Remember.
Legion members contribute countless volunteer hours, and fundraise millions of dollars each year for their communities.
  • Our members invest resources, time and energy to provide essential services in their communities. We support seniors, youth, healthcare, low income families and much more. We are very proud of our record of service to Canadians for more than 88 years.

Fact is, The Royal Canadian Legion continues to play a critical role in our society today.

Learn more about how the Legion works

The Legion is a not-for-profit organization funded by membership fees, and operating without government grants or financial assistance from the government for our operations.

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Formed in 1926, the Legion is a democratic, non-partisan, membership based organization who shapes our policies and direction in a democratic manner.

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The Legion cares for all those who served the country of Canada, regardless of when or where they served, and access to our services is available to them at no cost, Legion member or not.

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The Legion speaks on behalf of our membership, which includes approximately 100,000 Veterans and hundreds of thousands of family members of Veterans or persons who support those who served.

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Through its programs and events, the Legion assists Canadians in Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Country and those who continue to serve.

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Legion branches are the cornerstone of their communities and Legionnaires raise funds for a variety of activities and charities.  Annually, approximately $6.5 million is donated back into the community.

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