Youth and Remembrance

Inspire youth to carry the torch of Remembrance.

The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to ensuring youth understand and continue the tradition of Remembrance.

Legion Branches support youth involvement in Remembrance in a variety of ways. From holding Remembrance ceremonies at schools, speaking with students and youth organizations about Veterans, inviting youth to participate in community and Branch commemorative services, to inviting Cadets to help with the Poppy Campaign, and much more. Legion Branches offer youth many opportunities to get involved and participate in honouring and Remembering Canada's Veterans.


Activities for Youth


Remembrance Poster, Literary & Video Contests

Make a Poppy

Grow a Poppy


Teachers' Guide

    LNF-RCL-Lockup-EsmThis Teachers' Guide was developed by the Legion National Foundation, with the assistance of The Royal Canadian Legion, to assist primary and secondary school teachers in fostering the Tradition of Remembrance among Canada’s youth. It is important that today’s youth have a fundamental understanding of how Veterans defended the freedoms and democracy that we enjoy today.


Youth at Work for Remembrance.

Thank you to these young Canadians for helping to honour our Veterans.

Apted sisters

Sisters Maylin, 6, Everly, 3, and Brylee, 9, show off some of their Remembrance Day paintings. The Metchosin, BC girls create their paintings to raise money for Canada’s Veterans.

Williams Lake Cadets

Junior Army cadet Quinnlan Sheridan, 9, and 3064 Rocky Mountain Rangers Royal Canadian Army Cadet John Noskey, 17, along with 202 Chilcotin Royal Canadian Sea Cadet member Cordell Archie, 14, help with the Poppy Campaign.

Sofia Guerrero

Sofia Guerrero, a student at Calgary’s St. Margaret school, attended a Remembrance ceremony at the Burnsland Cemetery to honour the sacrifices of local Veterans.