News archive


  • Legion’s 2022 National Poppy Campaign set for launch

    Oct 19, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Poppy Campaign is set for launch next week under a much less restrictive pandemic environment and featuring some exciting new initiatives. The National Poppy Campaign officially begins on Friday, October 28th.
  • Legion Yoga programs in Saskatchewan attract enthusiasm

    Oct 17, 2022
    A Legion branch in Saskatchewan is hosting a unique “chair yoga” program, much to the delight of local members and the wider community including veterans and seniors.
  • Operation Service Dog – A partnership in support of Veterans

    Oct 11, 2022
    In August 2018, The Royal Canadian Legion’s Ontario Provincial Command partnered with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) to launch Operation Service Dog. With the support of the WWC PTSD Service Dog Program, the Legion is achieving its goal to pair as many injured Veterans as feasible with trained Service Dogs.
  • Legion applauds Juno Beach decision

    Oct 7, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to learn that plans to build a new housing development on the hallowed grounds of the D-Day landings of 1944, have come to halt.
  • The Legion & belairdirect - a winning partnership!

    Sep 26, 2022
    The partnership between The Royal Canadian Legion and belairdirect started as a special offer on insurance for members residing in BC in 2014 and has since expanded across the country to include seven provinces. The secret to the program’s success - a win-win partnership that continues to benefit everyone involved.
  • Royal Canadian Legion mourns passing of Queen Elizabeth II

    Sep 8, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion is Honouring Veterans with Memorial Banners

    Aug 26, 2022
    Flying Officer Robert Lumgair is one of hundreds of Veterans being honoured in Royal Canadian Legion banner programs across Canada. Learn more about Lumgair's time in service and how Veterans across Canada are being honoured with the banner program.
  • 2022 Legion Nationals Track and Field Recap

    Aug 24, 2022
    The 44th Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, hosted by Legion Branch 010 Colonel John S Bourque, took place from August 4 to 7 in Sherbrooke, Quebec with nearly 700 athletes from across the country.
  • 44th Legion Nationals start off with a bang!

    Aug 5, 2022
  • Legion supports major Canadian War Museum initiative

    Aug 4, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion looks forward to the new artistic and historic project by The Canadian War Museum “In Their Own Voices: Stories from Canadian Veterans and their Families”. The project will document detailed memories and the post-war experiences of Canadian Veterans and their families.
  • Legion marks Indigenous History month: Past, present, future

    Jun 30, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is helping mark National Indigenous History Month by sharing how Indigenous traditions percolate through the organization today, how they are shaping the future, and how an historic law from the past affected Aboriginal comrades and the Legion.
  • Wait times for Veterans still too long

    May 31, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is renewing its call for a comprehensive strategy to deal with the ballooning wait times faced by Canada’s Veterans after they submit their disability claims for processing.
  • Legion responds: Arbour report on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

    May 30, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion hopes the implementation of the recommendations found within the newly-released Arbour report will lead to permanent culture change within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and rebuild trust.
  • Canada’s Veterans deserve action

    May 6, 2022
    The Legion urges the federal government to intensify its actions to support Canada’s Veterans. Read the Legion’s latest responses to the condo development at Juno Beach and the backlog in disability claims with Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion responds: 2022 federal budget

    Apr 7, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is generally encouraged with the range of specific investments made in this year’s budget, which will have an impact on our Veterans and their families.
  • Legion honours fallen Veterans on Vimy Ridge Day

    Apr 6, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Headquarters and 1,350 Branches across the country will pay respects to those who fell during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, by lowering their Canadian flags to half-mast on April 9.
  • Mental Health Benefit program: A welcome evolution

    Apr 1, 2022
    The Legion applauds a new Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) initiative to support Veterans. A new program from VAC means Veterans who need mental health support will get it immediately with no need to wait in the current benefit claims application backlog.
  • Juno Beach housing development must halt

    Mar 28, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is aghast over plans to build a new housing development on the hallowed grounds of the D-Day landings of 1944.
  • The Veterans' Wives Support Group to run at Legion Branch 110 in Trenton

    Mar 21, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 110 in Trenton received a five-year grant for its Veterans’ Wives Support Group that will begin in the spring.
  • Legion end of year report: 2021 in Review

    Mar 8, 2022
    With resilience, dedication and focus, Royal Canadian Legion members and volunteers across the country weathered another year of uncertainty. Yet the thousands of people who help the Legion fulfil its mission were not deterred in 2021.