Dominion Convention

The Royal Canadian Legion’s major governing forum is its biennual Dominion Convention. All members of the organization are represented by delegates who vote on resolutions and determine national policies as well as the organization’s overall direction. The election of the Dominion President and members of the Senior Elected Officers, positions held for two years, is conducted at Dominion Convention.


48th Dominion Convention

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Dominion Convention rescheduled to August 2021

In light of the pandemic and related public health concerns, the Dominion Executive Council, with the unanimous support of all Provincial Commands, voted to reschedule the 2020 Dominion Convention planned for August in Saskatoon. Dominion Convention is rescheduled for August 12–19, 2021 in Saskatoon. Further updates on the Convention will be sent to all Branches at a later date.

January 15, 2021 - Message from the National Executive Director


As you are well aware by now, the 2020 Dominion Convention set for Saskatoon, SK was postponed by the Dominion Executive Council on 16 April 2020.

Currently, and based on the information provided in a rapidly changing environment, the intent is to stage the 48th Dominion Convention 12-19 August 2021 in Saskatoon.  As there are many factors involved, including the vaccination rollout and provincial restrictions, there will be a delay in sending out the Convention Call until a clearer picture develops.  In the meantime, all other timings are still in effect, including the submission of resolutions to Dominion Command by 24 April 2021.

Regardless of what confronts us in regard to staging the Dominion Convention, it will happen in 2021 in one form or another. An update will be provided in March 2021 or earlier if the situation becomes clearer.  

In comradeship,

Steven Clark
National Executive Director


April 20, 2020 - Message from the Dominion President

Dear Friends and Comrades,

On behalf of our entire Dominion Executive Council (DEC) team, I am sharing The Royal Canadian Legion’s decision to reschedule its 2020 Dominion Convention to 2021. This significant decision was inevitable in light of the risks and health recommendations tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of all our delegates.

Moving the Convention to next year will not affect the city or venue location. The event will take place in Saskatoon, SK from August 12 to 19, 2021. Venue and planning costs will simply be transferred to cover next year’s meeting.

All current business will be moved to the 2021 Convention. In the interim, any decisions on select resolutions pertaining to ongoing issues will be made by our DEC, and we will inform you of any outcomes. Members who hold Dominion elected positions will have their terms extended to 2021.

There should be no direct conflict with Provincial/Territorial Conventions, but Commands will determine what operational changes may be required. We understand this situation may create logistical and other challenges for you, and we apologize for this unfortunate reality.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support. We look forward to working with you over the coming year, and seeing you in 2021.

Remain safe and well,

Thomas D. Irvine, CD
Dominion President
The Royal Canadian Legion


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