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In this section
Stay Active With Nijmegen Marches Legion Representative Joan Cook
Jun 9, 2020
Legion member and Veteran Joan Cook talks training for the 2021 Marches Nijmegen and staying active & healthy during the pandemic.
Critical need for federal government financial support to help Legion Branches
Jun 3, 2020
On June 3, Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine, CD, sent a follow up letter to the Prime Minister pressing for immediate access to emergency financial relief for Legion Branches. Read the letter.
Legion joins chorus of anger over conditions in long-term care
May 29, 2020
The Royal Canadian Legion is demanding better and humane treatment for Veterans and Seniors in all long-term care centres in Canada. This comes after a damning report about conditions in some Ontario centres, as observed by the military’s Joint Task Force (central).
The Legion condemns long term care horrors
May 27, 2020
The Royal Canadian Legion vehemently condemns the life-endangering and unethical actions in long term care facilities in Ontario as reported through military Joint Task Force (central) observations.
From masks to paper hearts: Legion Branches forge ahead with pandemic projects
May 13, 2020
Weeks after Legion Branches first mobilized to provide help to those who need it most during the COVID-19 crisis, devoted volunteer work continues across the country.
The 2020 Marches Nijmegen Goes Virtual in Canada
May 12, 2020
On May 5 & 8 the Canadian Armed Forces Contingent participated in a Virtual March to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe. Legion Representative Joan Cook participated in the march that honoured her grandfather and everyone who served and sacrificed.
Dominion President seeks clarity on Emergency Community Support Fund
May 1, 2020
On April 28, Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting clarity on the Emergency Community Support Fund.
Cancelled: 44th National Youth Track and Field Championships
Apr 6, 2020
The pandemic and related public health concerns have forced the cancellation of the 2020 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, originally scheduled to take place from August 7-9 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches
Apr 3, 2020
In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legion initiatives going strong in the midst of the pandemic
Mar 26, 2020
With a little ingenuity and in the spirit of supporting our Veterans and communities, amazing work is happening in many parts of the country – Legion members have found ways to continue helping while respecting advice from medical officials.
More than a Fish tale: Heroes Mending on the Fly
Mar 12, 2020
“You don’t feel like you are alone in your journey,” said one Veteran. “I have not felt this relaxed in a very long time,” said another. Telling remarks from participants in the Heroes Mending on the Fly program, a national program wholeheartedly supported by the Legion both in concept and through its Poppy Trust Fund, which exists thanks to donations from generous Canadians.
Joan Cook is The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2020 Marches Nijmegen Representative
Mar 9, 2020
A Q&A with Joan Cook, the Legion's 2020 Nijmegen Marches representative.
Veterans Helping Veterans with the Legion’s OSI Buddy Check Coffee
Feb 11, 2020
The Royal Canadian Legion Operational Stress Injury Special Section (BSO Legion OSI) has launched Buddy Check Coffee, a program to help Veterans gather to enjoy peer support, while sipping coffee.
The military and mental health
Jan 29, 2020
As National Silver Cross Mother, Mrs. Samson Dawe shares her thoughts related to mental health and the military.
Royal Canadian Legion revokes membership of individuals for Stolen Valour
Jan 20, 2020
The Royal Canadian Legion, in an unprecedented move has revoked the membership of two members found to have engaged in “Stolen Valour.”
Free One-Year Legion Membership to Welcome Veterans
Jan 17, 2020
Canadian Veterans share what it's like to be a member of The Royal Canadian Legion. The Legion offers a one-year free membership for Veterans and still-serving CAF and RCMP members who have not yet joined the Legion.
Legion welcomes VAC mandate letter
Dec 17, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to see the refreshed government mandate letter to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), which focuses on work we agree is necessary to effectively serve our Veterans.
Sherbrooke, Quebec named host of Legion Nationals
Dec 9, 2019
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine is proud to announce the next host city for the Legion Nationals is Sherbrooke, Quebec.
In their own words: Why our members joined The Royal Canadian Legion
Nov 28, 2019
Legion members share why they support The Royal Canadian Legion.
National Remembrance Day Ceremony welcomes thousands
Nov 11, 2019
Over thirty thousand Canadians took part in the national ceremony to honour Canada’s fallen in Ottawa, despite the cold, cloudy morning.