Legion news

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


  • Invictus gold medalist Michael Trauner mentors athletes at 45th annual “Legion Nationals”

    Aug 11, 2023
    Star athlete Michael Trauner is the first ever Games Ambassador at The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Youth Track and Field Championships this year in Sherbrooke, QC. Trauner exemplifies the power of sport and its ability to change lives. He plans to share his story and help inspire the young athletes.
  • 45th annual Legion Nationals get underway!

    Aug 10, 2023
    With the Legion’s Dominion President Bruce Julian firing the starting pistol shot, this year’s edition of the Legion Nationals got underway this evening, with competition beginning tomorrow.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion and Juno Beach Centre partner to Honour Modern Veterans

    Jul 20, 2023
    “The Royal Canadian Legion has been an important partner for the Juno Beach Centre since its inception,” said Alexander Fitzgerald-Black, Executive Director of the Juno Beach Centre Association. “We are thrilled that The Royal Canadian Legion supports Faces of Canada Today, a ringing endorsement for a project aimed at making our commemorative site more welcoming to modern Veterans.”
  • A Ruck to Remember: Video story of a 907 km trek

    Jun 7, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to release a new video story reflecting the outstanding dedication of a group of men who support the Legion’s Operation Leave the Streets Behind program - the Ontario division.
  • The fight continues for gender equality in disability claims

    May 18, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s national Director of Veterans Services, Carolyn Hughes, presented remarks to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs on the Experience of Women Veterans. Carolyn highlighted concerns that in the largely male-dominated military institution, there has been little consideration given to the unique physical and mental consequences of service on female Veterans and their overall short and long-term health implications.
  • Legion calls for immediate action on defence policy and spending

    Apr 20, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is calling for robust action after learning that Canada’s extraordinary Canadian Armed Forces members may be facing unnecessary risks. Media reports of insufficient equipment and support – whether while in garrison or deployed - must be taken seriously.
  • Veteran finds friendship and purpose at his local Legion Branch

    Apr 20, 2023
    After 10 years in the military, a service-related injury left one Veteran unable to continue his military career. BDR. (Ret) “Gunner” Low struggled with the transition from the structure and camaraderie of the military to a civilian career. It was through his local Legion Branch that Gunner found purpose, a sense of brotherhood and support.
  • Risk to grave marker program alarms Legion

    Apr 18, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is calling for action after learning details of a future risk to Veteran grave marker upkeep.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion responds: 2023 federal budget

    Mar 28, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is trusting that the 2023 budget commitment of $156 million dollars announced today to help support military and RCMP Veterans, will do just that – and in tangible ways.
  • Legion commends new housing support for CAF troops

    Mar 22, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is encouraged to hear the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) plans to launch a new housing benefit for troops who need it most. The Legion has long been advocating for this sort of outcome.