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Lee Harrison to represent The Royal Canadian Legion on the 2019 Nijmegen March
Jun 21, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion will be represented at this year’s Nijmegen March by Lee Harrison, member of Peterborough Legion Branch 52. We asked him about what this opportunity means to him, how he's training for the March, and why he became a Legion member.
The Royal Canadian Legion launches Operation VetBuild
Jun 16, 2019
Serving and retired veterans participated in the national launch of The Royal Canadian Legion’s new Operation VetBuild program in Ajax, ON today. The program uses scale-model building kits in a supportive atmosphere.
Royal Canadian Legion shocked by government delay on homeless veteran motion
Jun 13, 2019
The Legion recently participated in a public show of support for the motion put forward by Member of Parliament Neil Ellis. The motion called for a plan to end Veteran homelessness by 2025.
Legion releases hate group policy
Jun 3, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Executive Council has approved a new policy related to affiliating with known hate groups.
New Royal Canadian Legion Executive Director takes the helm
May 24, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Headquarters is pleased to introduce its new National Executive Director, Steven Clark. Clark officially began his role this week in Ottawa.
Liberation 75: The Royal Canadian Legion partners with the Canadian Tulip Festival
May 13, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion celebrated the launch of the 2019 Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa, alongside partners including the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the National Capital Commission and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.
17 ways the government can better care for Canada’s Veterans
May 6, 2019
As we approach the Federal Election in October with concerns over how the 2019 budget will directly affect Veterans, The Royal Canadian Legion is amplifying our continued advocacy for specific changes and improvements so Canada’s Veterans and their families can have a better quality of life.
Legion Member Volunteers are Making Canada a Better Place
Apr 8, 2019
En cette Semaine de l'action bénévole, La Légion royale canadienne rend hommage à ses membres bénévoles qui, chaque jour, viennent en aide aux vétérans et aux collectivités de partout au Canada. Découvrez ce qu'ils font et comment vous pouvez vous impliquer.
Lower your flags for Vimy Ridge Day
Apr 3, 2019
Join The Royal Canadian Legion, along with federal, provincial and municipal institutions, in lowering the Canadian flag on Tuesday, April 9 in observance of Vimy Ridge Day.
The Royal Canadian Legion responds to federal budget 2019
Mar 19, 2019
With the release of the federal budget, The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to see a range of investments for veterans and families but awaits additional information on the mechanisms to be used, and the programs the funding will support.
2018: An eventful year at Legion National Headquarters
Mar 4, 2019
The theme of Remembrance deeply infused the work of The Royal Canadian Legion in 2018, as it commemorated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the First World War.
The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes new Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada
Mar 1, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion welcomes Canada’s new Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay.
Preliminary review of Pension For Life for injured veterans is alarming
Feb 25, 2019
The findings in the recent Parliamentary Budget Officer Report, The cost differential between three regimes of Veterans Benefits, causes The Royal Canadian Legion great concern.
Legion comments on volatility in VAC leadership
Feb 13, 2019
With the latest change in leadership at Veterans Affairs Canada, The Royal Canadian Legion remains increasingly concerned that the Canadian government is not duly focused on the needs of our Veterans and that no one really has full focus on this portfolio.
Four ways you can support veterans year-round
Feb 5, 2019
Veterans need our support all year-round. Here are four ways you can ensure Veterans get the help they deserve.
Focus on mental health: Canada’s National Silver Cross Mother Anita Cenerini shares thoughts
Jan 31, 2019
Anita Cenerini's son, Private Thomas Welch died on May 8, 2004. His death is marked as the first death by suicide of a Canadian Soldier after returning home from the Afghanistan mission. As Canada’s National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Cenerini shares her thoughts on mental health.
On soldiers, invisible injuries, and a culture of stigma
Jan 28, 2019
Canadian soldiers have long faced combat and non-combat situations that test their resolve both physically and mentally. It’s not new, but what is new is that we’re talking about it more than ever before.
Legion Seeking Applicants for 2019 CAF Nijmegen March Team
Jan 24, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion is inviting Legion Members to apply for an opportunity to participate in the world’s largest walking/marching event held in mid-July in the Nijmegen area of Holland.
Why you should join The Royal Canadian Legion
Jan 8, 2019
Legion members make a real difference in the lives of Veterans and across communities. Find out how.
Why you should volunteer with The Royal Canadian Legion this holiday season
Dec 7, 2018
Volunteering at The Royal Canadian Legion this holiday season is a great way to give back to the community, meet new people and learn new skills.