Legion news

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

 

  • Final phase of $14M federal support fund rolls out to Branches

    May 7, 2021
    The last of the funding allocated to The Royal Canadian Legion by Veterans Affairs Canada was disbursed this week. In the third and final distribution phase, 885 Branches shared the remaining $3.8 million.
  • Join the Inaugural Canadian Armed Forces Victory March

    Apr 26, 2021
    For two days between 1 to 9 May 2021, you can experience the military tradition of marches by joining the Branch 005 Legion team in the inaugural Canadian Armed Forces Victory March, a virtual event taking place wherever you live.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion responds to federal budget 2021

    Apr 19, 2021
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to see this year’s budget not only contains a critical focus on pandemic support and recovery, but also outlines a range of investments that will prove beneficial to Veterans and their families.
  • 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.