Legion news

Read the latest news releases and articles from Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion.

 

  • Veteran support organizations boosted by Legion’s Ontario Command

    Jan 26, 2023
    With the newest “Operation Service Dog” puppy recruit standing by, The Royal Canadian Legion’s Ontario Command recently announced a substantial new year’s investment of $1,144,741.00 in four organizations. Collectively, their goals align with the Legion’s mission of supporting and remembering Canada’s Veterans and their families.
  • Legion responds to commitment to address sexual misconduct in the military

    Dec 13, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to hear of the concrete plan announced today by the Government of Canada, to combat and eliminate sexual misconduct within the Canadian military.
  • Meet Pocketpills: Partnering with the Legion to bring the pharmacy right to our members’ doorsteps!

    Dec 5, 2022
    Did you know that up to 65% of Canadians do not take their medication properly? The team at Pocketpills is dedicated to ensuring that its 200,000+ members across the country are getting the medication they need, when they need it. ​That’s why The Royal Canadian Legion is excited to partner with Pocketpills to bring the pharmacy right to our members’ doorsteps!
  • As veterans struggle with loneliness, advocates push for more social-building programs

    Nov 24, 2022
    “It’s important for us to have this conversation so folks don’t feel like they’re on their own, and that there is support available for them, that there is a community that’s trying to get them to a place that is better for their recovery journey,” said Fardous Hosseiny, president and chief executive officer of the Atlas Institute for Veterans and Families.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion hosts Canada’s 2022 National Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Nov 11, 2022
    Under a bright sky and with unusually warm temperatures in Ottawa, the solemn ceremony honoured the men and women who have given their lives in service to Canada.
  • The Dieppe Flag – A journey home

    Nov 4, 2022
    At the National Remembrance Day Ceremony in Ottawa, a special case containing a flag will sit at the foot of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This flag was recovered from the beaches of Dieppe in 1942. How this flag ended up at Dieppe 70 years later will always be a bit of a mystery, but the story behind the flag, passed down from caretaker to caretaker, is one of pride, hope and coming home.
  • A Remembrance Day Flypast with Special Symbolism

    Nov 1, 2022
    Each year at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony, tens of thousands of Canadians gather to honour and remember our Veterans. This year, at 11:30am, during the singing of God Save the King, a special flypast of vintage military aircraft will grace the skies, each painted to symbolically honour a Canadian Veteran.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion names Canada’s 2022 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to announce this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Candy Greff of Lacombe, Alberta. Mrs. Greff will have the honour of placing a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.
  • You’ve Never Seen a Poppy Do This Before

    Oct 28, 2022
    Visit www.PoppyStories.ca on your mobile device to scan your Poppy and meet some inspiring Canadians who gave their lives in service of our country.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion 2022 National Poppy Campaign launches today

    Oct 28, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2022 National Poppy Campaign is officially underway, with new biodegradable Poppies and wreaths and some poignant new initiatives to help promote Remembrance.