Why join the Legion?








Why joining the Legion makes a difference

We support Canada's

✔ free services and financial supports
✔ advocate for government action
✔ outreach to Veterans in need

We help Canada

✔ host Remembrance activities
✔ ensure all Canadians can wear a Poppy
✔ educate youth on Remembrance

We support our communities

✔ close to 260,000 member volunteers
✔ 1,350 Branches supporting Veterans
✔ helping our communities grow


Membership comes with benefits

    Canada's Veterans benefit from your Legion Membership, and you do too!

A monthly member newsletter with the latest news from the Legion

Save $1000s through local and national deals and discounts with MemberPerks

Special member offers through our Member Benefit Partners

A paid subscription to Legion Magazine

Exclusive member products at the Legion Poppy Store

An official Legion membership card

Opportunities to participate in member sports, activities and sweepstakes

Volunteer opportunities through your Legion branch

Opportunities to add your voice to local and national Legion efforts


You don't have to be a Veteran to support a Veteran

    Legion membership is open to any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older.

Membership options

Ordinary membership

Includes still serving and retired military, reservists, RCMP, police officers, Canadian Coast Guard, and others listed in the General By-Laws.

Associate membership

Includes parents, spouses, widows, widowers, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews of a person who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership.

Affiliate voting membership

Includes Canadian citizens or Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who are not eligible for Ordinary or Associate membership.

Affiliate non-voting membership

Includes non-Canadian citizens or non-Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who support The Royal Canadian Legion’s aims and objectives.


Free first-year for Veterans, their families and graduating Cadets 

Legion Welcome Programs for Veterans, their families and Cadets

Serving and retired CAF and RCMP, their eligible family members and graduating Sea, Army or Air Cadets who have not yet joined the Legion receive their first year of membership free! 

Eligible applicants can join through one of the Legion Welcome Program links below:

Veteran & Family Welcome Program

Graduating Cadet Welcome Program


Joining the Legion is simple

Join online

Join your local Legion Branch from the comfort of your home.

Join by phone

Get help registering from our Member Help Desk. Call toll-free 8:30 – 4:30 EST.

Join at your local Branch

Apply in person at a Legion Branch near you.


Legion Member Testimonials


Members make a difference at their Legion Branch