The Poppy Campaign

    Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.
    While the Poppy is distributed freely to all who wish to wear one, the Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund.

What is the Poppy Campaign?

The Poppy Campaign is very much a local initiative, conducted by Legion Branches in cities, towns and communities across the country. Donations collected during the Poppy Campaign are held in Trust at the branch level to directly support Veterans and their families within their community and to help ensure Canadians ‘never forget’. Learn more about how your donations help Veterans

In the days leading up to November 11, Poppies can be seen in every corner of this great country. This show of support and display of remembrance would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of Legionnaires who volunteer to distribute Poppies to the community through schools, community organizations and local businesses. We are so grateful for their efforts, and for the support of the many partners, local and national, who welcome Legion volunteers and Poppy boxes into their locations. 

Legion Branches inform the public of the results of their Poppy Campaign and how donations were disbursed over the following year. Dominion Command also releases aggregate national Poppy Campaign figures.

Our most recent reported campaign year was the 2020 Poppy Campaign in which 11.5 million Poppies were distributed, and nearly $15 million dollars was disbursed between October 2020 to October 2021 to support Veterans and their families.


    Poppy Campaign 2022: Find a Poppy Near You

    Visit one of our national 2022 Poppy Campaign partners beginning October 28 through November 11, or contact your Legion Branch to find poppies near you.


    Canadians outside of the country can get a Poppy from their Canadian Embassy or Consulate. 

    Additionally, a number of organizations have made a corporate donation to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund on behalf of their employees. 

      Poppy Stories

      Poppy Stories

      This year, the Legion is proud to present “Poppy Stories”, a brand-new initiative that allows Canadians to scan a lapel Poppy with their smartphone. With every scan, you’ll be introduced to a fallen soldier with a story to remember. Just go to to scan your Poppy!

      Not only does each Veteran's story recognize their sacrifice, but it also honours their life. The stories expand on where and how soldiers grew up in Canada, their family history, pre-war careers, and even some of their passions. We hope Poppy Stories gives every Canadian someone special to think about this Remembrance Day.  

      Visit on your mobile device to scan your Poppy and meet some inspiring Canadians who gave their lives in service of our country. 

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        Pay Tribute Boxes

        Again this year, The Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with HSBC Bank Canada to make it safe, secure, and easier than ever to donate and wear a poppy with touchless HSBC “Pay Tribute” tap-enabled donation boxes.

        HSBC Bank Canada has distributed 1,000 newly designed Poppy Boxes that empower Canadians to make a donation of $2, $5 or $10 with a simple tap of a payment card (credit or debit), or through a payment app on their mobile or wearable. The HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes will be distributed nationally across the HSBC Bank Canada branch network starting Friday, October 28, and within select Royal Canadian Legion branches and other locations.

        For more information on the HSBC Bank Canada and Legion branches carrying the HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes, visit beginning on October 26.


        Donate online

        Donations to The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund can be made online to fund national Veteran support initiatives. *Dominion Command cannot issue tax receipts due to our not-for-profit status.

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      Get Involved!

      We thank all Canadians for supporting the Legion’s Poppy Campaign, honouring Canada’s Veterans.

      • Show you remember by posting a photo of your poppy online using #GetYourPoppy.

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