Legion news

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


  • 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.
  • Legion responds to Office of the Veterans Ombudsman report

    Jan 19, 2021
    The Royal Canadian Legion supports all recommendations released in the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman’s report.
  • The Legion implores Veterans Affairs Canada to adopt recommendations to clear the disability benefit claims backlog

    Jan 5, 2021
    The Royal Canadian Legion urges Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to act swiftly to implement recommendations made by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA) to improve the backlog of disability benefit claims.
  • Federal support dollars reach hundreds of Legion Branches

    Dec 18, 2020
    Over half of The Royal Canadian Legion’s 1380 Branches received close to half the support dollars available for transfer from a federal aid package today. In total, just over $7.2 million dollars distributed by the Legion’s National Headquarters went to 701 Branches who recently applied for financial assistance provided through Veterans Affairs Canada.