Legion news

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


  • The fight continues for gender equality in disability claims

    May 18, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s national Director of Veterans Services, Carolyn Hughes, presented remarks to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs on the Experience of Women Veterans. Carolyn highlighted concerns that in the largely male-dominated military institution, there has been little consideration given to the unique physical and mental consequences of service on female Veterans and their overall short and long-term health implications.
  • Legion calls for immediate action on defence policy and spending

    Apr 20, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is calling for robust action after learning that Canada’s extraordinary Canadian Armed Forces members may be facing unnecessary risks. Media reports of insufficient equipment and support – whether while in garrison or deployed - must be taken seriously.
  • Veteran finds friendship and purpose at his local Legion Branch

    Apr 20, 2023
    After 10 years in the military, a service-related injury left one Veteran unable to continue his military career. BDR. (Ret) “Gunner” Low struggled with the transition from the structure and camaraderie of the military to a civilian career. It was through his local Legion Branch that Gunner found purpose, a sense of brotherhood and support.
  • Risk to grave marker program alarms Legion

    Apr 18, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is calling for action after learning details of a future risk to Veteran grave marker upkeep.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion responds: 2023 federal budget

    Mar 28, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is trusting that the 2023 budget commitment of $156 million dollars announced today to help support military and RCMP Veterans, will do just that – and in tangible ways.
  • Legion commends new housing support for CAF troops

    Mar 22, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is encouraged to hear the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) plans to launch a new housing benefit for troops who need it most. The Legion has long been advocating for this sort of outcome.
  • Buddy Check Coffee offers comradeship, laughter, and healing… over a “cup of joe”

    Mar 8, 2023
    A peer support program that brings together Veterans in their community is taking hold across the country. Coordinated by Legion members who are CAF or RCMP Veterans and trained in mental health first aid for Veterans, Buddy Check Coffee provides a safe space and relaxed environment for Veterans and their families to network and share experiences and stories over a “cup of joe”.
  • Veteran advocacy, membership milestones, and a Poppy transformation

    Feb 15, 2023
    A literal army of volunteers helped serve Veterans, their families, and communities across Canada in 2022. Volunteer dedication enabled the Legion to pull through ongoing pandemic challenges that would otherwise have been insurmountable. The Legion’s strong membership base is its foundation; its 250,000 members once again allowed the organization to do and achieve some amazing things.
  • Legion’s BC/Yukon Command celebrates grand opening of new Veterans Village

    Feb 8, 2023
    The Legion Veterans Village Research Foundation is pleased to announce the official grand opening of the Legion Veterans Village, a unique $312-million multi-purpose social infrastructure project featuring a first-of-its-kind Centre of Clinical Excellence in veteran and first responder health, a new Whalley Legion, as well as 91 affordable housing units, and 171 market housing units.
  • 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.