Adjusting to civilian life

The Royal Canadian Legion understands that Veterans retiring from the military or RCMP may need help transitioning back to civilian life.

Legion Support for Veterans and their Families

The impact service has on military and RCMP Veterans often makes the transition back to civilian life challenging. The experience of life after release can be different and unique for each individual. In all cases there is a period of adjustment for the Veteran and their family. In some cases, this transition can impact physical and mental health, disrupt financial stability, impact relationships and families, and include addressing or managing physical or mental wounds from service.

Through all of the adjustments and challenges, the Legion is here to help. Our Professional Command Service Officers can assist you and your family in accessing immediate and long term supports and services:

...and more!

To speak with us about assistance in adjusting to civilian life, please contact your Command Service Officer.

Camaraderie and the Legion Community

Legion Branches offer support and camaraderie to Veterans and their families in their community. Currently serving and retired CAF and RCMP members and their families are encouraged to get involved at their local Legion as a way to meet other Veterans and members and  get involved in your community.

Free, One-year Membership for Recently Retired CAF

The Legion is pleased to provide Veterans that have retired from the Canadian Armed Forces within the last year with a free one-year Legion membership, including a subscription to Legion Magazine and access to the Member Benefit programs. Being a Legion member is a great way to improve the lives of those who served, remember the Fallen and support your community — and every member makes a difference. To get more involved with Legion activities in your community and to add your voice to our advocacy efforts and the future of the Legion, apply through the Retired Military Member at Large program and bring your membership card to any Legion Branch to request a transfer to that Branch.

Please complete the Retired Military Member at Large Application Form and return:

By mail:      Membership Section
86 Aird Place, Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1

By Fax:        613-591-9335

By Email:    membership@legion.ca