Legion news

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


  • Veterans who endured sexual misconduct need a government apology

    Nov 17, 2021
    The Royal Canadian Legion asks the federal government to formally apologize to Veterans who were subjected to sexual misconduct while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion holds 2021 National Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Nov 11, 2021
    The 100th anniversary of the Poppy as the country’s symbol of Remembrance was the theme of Canada’s National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa. The gathering with all its traditional elements took place under a bright yet chilly sky.
  • Leave no one behind – Crisis in Afghanistan

    Nov 5, 2021
    The men and women who serve our country live by the code Leave no one behind. Yet today, Canada’s Veterans are struggling with the Government’s inaction to save our Afghan brothers and sisters in arms who have been left to fend for themselves under threat of Taliban retaliation, torture and death. The Royal Canadian Legion is calling on the Government of Canada to uphold its moral duty to save the lives of our Afghan partners. Read the full letter to the Prime Minister below.
  • Canadian Premier League Supports The Royal Canadian Legions Coast to Coast

    Nov 1, 2021
    The Canadian Premier League is pleased to announce its support for and partnership with The Royal Canadian Legion at four of its upcoming November matches. Players with all eight CPL teams will wear match-day jerseys featuring the Poppy to thank Canada’s veterans for preserving the freedoms we enjoy today.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion announces 2021-2022 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2021
    The Royal Canadian Legion is honoured to name this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Mme Josée Simard of Les Méchins, Québec. She will place a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day and will represent all Silver Cross Mothers across Canada until October 2022.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion launches 2021 National Poppy Campaign

    Oct 29, 2021
    One hundred years after the Poppy became the nation’s symbol of Remembrance, The Royal Canadian Legion has launched its 2021 National Poppy Campaign. Close to 20 million poppies are expected to be distributed this year.
  • “Pay Tribute” boxes to offer touchless donation during National Poppy Campaign

    Oct 27, 2021
    Donors will once again have the option of touchless donation during The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 National Poppy Campaign which begins on October 29. After the pilot project introduction of the HSBC “Pay Tribute” electronic boxes in 2020, an updated version of the boxes will be released for the 2021 campaign.
  • Legion Presents “The Immortal Poppy”

    Oct 27, 2021
    The Royal Canadian Legion unveils “The Immortal Poppy” in 2021, to help mark the 100th anniversary of the poppy as the symbol of Remembrance in Canada. This digital art is another way to preserve the memory of 118,000 fallen Canadian soldiers dating back to 1812, by encrypting their names on an enduring digital symbol.
  • First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor General

    Oct 25, 2021
    The First Poppy of The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2021 National Poppy Campaign was presented today to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General and commander-in-chief of Canada.
  • Honouring the 100th anniversary of the Poppy with an immortal tribute

    Oct 22, 2021
    This Remembrance Day, to honour the 100th anniversary of the remembrance Poppy, you can support and remember fallen Canadian heroes in a new, more lasting way — with a digital Poppy NFT (non-fungible token).