Legion news

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

 

  • Legion Branches celebrate Canada Day

    Jul 2, 2024
    Royal Canadian Legion Branches across the country once again held special July 1st celebrations this year, inviting their communities in for events like breakfasts and barbeques. Through a great partnership, Sportsnet radio 590 The Fan morning show with Ben Ennis and Brent Gunning broadcast live from branch 344’s patio overlooking Lake Ontario, peppering the show with promotions not only about the July 1st events, but with facts about the Legion!
  • Legion’s Newfoundland and Labrador Command sparks momentous repatriation and commemoration

    Jun 26, 2024
    The Legion’s Newfoundland and Labrador Command sparks momentous repatriation and commemoration ceremony, after recently helping repatriate the remains of an unknown Newfoundland soldier back home from France. Join us July 1st at 7:30am EST on Facebook as we livestream coverage of the Unknown Newfoundland Soldier being laid to rest.
  • Legion Calls on Government to implement ACVA recommendations to support women Veterans

    Jun 12, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion fully supports the recommendations outlined in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA) report titled Invisible No More. The Experiences of Canadian Women Veterans. Women who serve need to know that they matter, that abuse will not be tolerated, that they will receive care and support if injured and that the process to receive that care and support shows compassion and respect.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion on the Defence Policy Update

    Apr 18, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion is sharing additional thoughts related to the federal government’s recently released Defence Policy Update, in the wake of the 2024 federal budget. As with its response to the budget, the Legion is encouraged by the commitments but troubled by what it sees as a lack of immediacy in implementation, and therefore possibly disastrous results for our country operationally if processes and timing do not align with current requirements.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion assessment: 2024 federal budget

    Apr 16, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion is encouraged by crucial financial and conceptual commitments in the 2024 federal budget as they relate to veterans and defence, yet alarmed by the lack of ready-to-go plans and actions to immediately tackle ongoing issues affecting still serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.
  • Legion remembers former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

    Mar 1, 2024
    Dominion President Bruce Julian issued a statement today in the wake of the passing of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, P.C. C.C. G.O.Q., 18th Prime Minister of Canada, who passed away on February 29, 2024.
  • Veteran well-being, new members, and a youth Ambassador

    Feb 20, 2024
    From helping thousands of Veterans receive the help they needed, to advocating for Canadian policies and actions that will further improve Veteran well-being, the Legion is looking back on important successes in 2023. It is also celebrating a welcome increase in new membership. In this end of year review, learn more about the varied projects undertaken by the Legion’s National Headquarters and how they contributed to its overall mission.
  • Read how the Legion helped a Veteran access benefits through Veterans Affairs Canada

    Dec 14, 2023
    We received a testimonial from a Veteran who, years after his retirement, developed hearing loss and tinnitus, and reached out to The Royal Canadian Legion for assistance in accessing Veterans Affairs Canada benefits. This was his experience...
  • The Poppy Store Holiday Gift Guide 2023

    Dec 6, 2023
  • Legion partners with Calgary Grey Cup Committee to honour Canada's Veterans

    Dec 5, 2023