Legion news

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


  • Critical need for federal government financial support to help Legion Branches

    Jun 3, 2020
    On June 3, Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President Thomas D. Irvine, CD, sent a follow up letter to the Prime Minister pressing for immediate access to emergency financial relief for Legion Branches. Read the letter.
  • Legion joins chorus of anger over conditions in long-term care

    May 29, 2020
    The Royal Canadian Legion is demanding better and humane treatment for Veterans and Seniors in all long-term care centres in Canada. This comes after a damning report about conditions in some Ontario centres, as observed by the military’s Joint Task Force (central).
  • The Legion condemns long term care horrors

    May 27, 2020
    The Royal Canadian Legion vehemently condemns the life-endangering and unethical actions in long term care facilities in Ontario as reported through military Joint Task Force (central) observations.
  • From masks to paper hearts: Legion Branches forge ahead with pandemic projects

    May 13, 2020
    Weeks after Legion Branches first mobilized to provide help to those who need it most during the COVID-19 crisis, devoted volunteer work continues across the country.
  • The 2020 Marches Nijmegen Goes Virtual in Canada

    May 12, 2020
    On May 5 & 8 the Canadian Armed Forces Contingent participated in a Virtual March to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands and Victory in Europe. Legion Representative Joan Cook participated in the march that honoured her grandfather and everyone who served and sacrificed.
  • Dominion President seeks clarity on Emergency Community Support Fund

    May 1, 2020
    On April 28, Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requesting clarity on the Emergency Community Support Fund.
  • Cancelled: 44th National Youth Track and Field Championships

    Apr 6, 2020
    The pandemic and related public health concerns have forced the cancellation of the 2020 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, originally scheduled to take place from August 7-9 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
  • National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches

    Apr 3, 2020
    In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Legion initiatives going strong in the midst of the pandemic

    Mar 26, 2020
    With a little ingenuity and in the spirit of supporting our Veterans and communities, amazing work is happening in many parts of the country – Legion members have found ways to continue helping while respecting advice from medical officials.
  • More than a Fish tale: Heroes Mending on the Fly

    Mar 12, 2020
    “You don’t feel like you are alone in your journey,” said one Veteran. “I have not felt this relaxed in a very long time,” said another. Telling remarks from participants in the Heroes Mending on the Fly program, a national program wholeheartedly supported by the Legion both in concept and through its Poppy Trust Fund, which exists thanks to donations from generous Canadians.