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  • 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.
  • Buddy Check Coffee offers comradeship, laughter, and healing… over a “cup of joe”

    Mar 8, 2023
    A peer support program that brings together Veterans in their community is taking hold across the country. Coordinated by Legion members who are CAF or RCMP Veterans and trained in mental health first aid for Veterans, Buddy Check Coffee provides a safe space and relaxed environment for Veterans and their families to network and share experiences and stories over a “cup of joe”.
  • Veteran advocacy, membership milestones, and a Poppy transformation

    Feb 15, 2023
    A literal army of volunteers helped serve Veterans, their families, and communities across Canada in 2022. Volunteer dedication enabled the Legion to pull through ongoing pandemic challenges that would otherwise have been insurmountable. The Legion’s strong membership base is its foundation; its 250,000 members once again allowed the organization to do and achieve some amazing things.
  • Legion’s BC/Yukon Command celebrates grand opening of new Veterans Village

    Feb 8, 2023
    The Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation is pleased to announce the official grand opening of the Legion Veterans Village, a unique $312-million multi-purpose social infrastructure project featuring a first-of-its-kind Centre of Clinical Excellence in veteran and first responder health, a new Whalley Legion, as well as 91 affordable housing units, and 171 market housing units.
  • Veteran support organizations boosted by Legion’s Ontario Command

    Jan 26, 2023
    With the newest “Operation Service Dog” puppy recruit standing by, The Royal Canadian Legion’s Ontario Command recently announced a substantial new year’s investment of $1,144,741.00 in four organizations. Collectively, their goals align with the Legion’s mission of supporting and remembering Canada’s Veterans and their families.
  • Legion responds to commitment to address sexual misconduct in the military

    Dec 13, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to hear of the concrete plan announced today by the Government of Canada, to combat and eliminate sexual misconduct within the Canadian military.
  • As veterans struggle with loneliness, advocates push for more social-building programs

    Nov 24, 2022
    “It’s important for us to have this conversation so folks don’t feel like they’re on their own, and that there is support available for them, that there is a community that’s trying to get them to a place that is better for their recovery journey,” said Fardous Hosseiny, president and chief executive officer of the Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion hosts Canada’s 2022 National Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Nov 11, 2022
    Under a bright sky and with unusually warm temperatures in Ottawa, the solemn ceremony honoured the men and women who have given their lives in service to Canada.
  • The Dieppe Flag – A journey home

    Nov 4, 2022
    At the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, a special case containing a flag will sit at the foot of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This flag was recovered from the beaches of Dieppe in 1942. How this flag ended up at Dieppe 70 years later will always be a bit of a mystery, but the story behind the flag, passed down from caretaker to caretaker, is one of pride, hope and coming home.
  • A Remembrance Day Flypast with Special Symbolism

    Nov 1, 2022
    Each year at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony, tens of thousands of Canadians gather to honour and remember our Veterans. This year, at 11:30am, during the singing of God Save the King, a special flypast of vintage military aircraft will grace the skies, each painted to symbolically honour a Canadian Veteran.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion names Canada’s 2022 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to announce this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Candy Greff of Lacombe, Alberta. Mrs. Greff will have the honour of placing a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.
  • You’ve Never Seen a Poppy Do This Before

    Oct 28, 2022
    Visit www.PoppyStories.ca on your mobile device to scan your Poppy and meet some inspiring Canadians who gave their lives in service of our country.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion 2022 National Poppy Campaign launches today

    Oct 28, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2022 National Poppy Campaign is officially underway, with new biodegradable Poppies and wreaths and some poignant new initiatives to help promote Remembrance.
  • First Poppy 2022 presented to Canada’s Governor General

    Oct 25, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion presented the First Poppy of the 2022 National Poppy Campaign today to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.