Legion news

Read the latest news releases and articles from Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion.

 

  • Bringing comfort to Canada’s ill and injured Veterans, one quilt at a time

    Apr 13, 2021
    Canadian Armed Forces members, past and present, have served our country and sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy today. Many bear the scars, visible and invisible, of their service. One organization has found a unique and heartwarming way to bring comfort to Canada’s ill and injured Veterans.
  • Veterans and service dogs: Legion commits significant funds

    Mar 19, 2021
    The Legion’s Ontario Command, its Branches, and Ladies’ Auxiliaries have made a crucial donation to Wounded Warriors Canada to help continue its work to pair more Veterans with life-changing service dogs.
  • On being a Legion member

    Mar 11, 2021
    Ask a Legion member what it means to be part of a group that cares deeply for Veterans, and you’ll hear words like “a very positive experience” or “saved my life.” You’ll also hear about fun and comradeship.
  • Message from the Dominion President

    Mar 9, 2021
    Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine, CD shares organizational updates with members in this video presentation.
  • Cancelled: 45th National Youth Track and Field Championships

    Mar 2, 2021
    The Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships have been cancelled for the second year in a row, due to the pandemic. The 2021 event was originally scheduled to take place in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 6-8.
  • Second wave of federal support dollars reaches Legion Branches

    Feb 26, 2021
    Three quarters of The Royal Canadian Legion’s 1380 Branches have now received close to three quarters of the support dollars available through a federal aid package. The Veterans Organization Emergency Support Fund (VOESF) announced last November provided a total of $14 million in assistance for Legion Branches in need of help.
  • Legion commends Veteran transition program

    Feb 18, 2021
    On February 18, the Legion Dominion President released a statement in support of the government’s announcement that a trial Veteran transition program is underway at Petawawa.
  • New home: New life

    Feb 10, 2021
    Getting the keys to a new apartment is literally like getting a new lease on life for Veterans moving into “Veterans’ House” in Ottawa. The Legion’s Ontario Command took an active role in locating homeless Veterans to move into the new home.
  • 'Veterans for veterans': Legion builds apartment for fellow Veterans

    Jan 28, 2021
    A wonderful story about Legion members joining together to help fellow Veterans find housing by building an apartment building.
  • Toronto researcher awarded $30,000 Legion scholarship

    Jan 27, 2021
    Dr. Abdelhakim Khellaf of the University of Toronto received the $30,000 Royal Canadian Legion Scholarship in Veteran Health Research, at an online event of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Research.