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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.

“The Royal Canadian Legion commends and supports the federal government’s roll-out of a trial program for Canada’s military Veterans at Transition Centre Petawawa, eventually destined for all transition centres across the country. This program has the potential to successfully ease the often-difficult transition to civilian life faced by regular and reserve force Veterans and their families. The Legion has long advocated for stronger initiatives in this area and has called for the specific funding of transition clinics for over a decade. We will continue to advocate for critical transition programs, integral to our Veterans’ well-being.”

Thomas D. Irvine, CD, Dominion President


About The Royal Canadian Legion

Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With close to 260,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.

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