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  • Legion Calls on Government to implement ACVA recommendations to support women Veterans

    Jun 12, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion fully supports the recommendations outlined in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA) report titled Invisible No More. The Experiences of Canadian Women Veterans. Women who serve need to know that they matter, that abuse will not be tolerated, that they will receive care and support if injured and that the process to receive that care and support shows compassion and respect.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion on the Defence Policy Update

    Apr 18, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion is sharing additional thoughts related to the federal government’s recently released Defence Policy Update, in the wake of the 2024 federal budget. As with its response to the budget, the Legion is encouraged by the commitments but troubled by what it sees as a lack of immediacy in implementation, and therefore possibly disastrous results for our country operationally if processes and timing do not align with current requirements.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion assessment: 2024 federal budget

    Apr 16, 2024
    The Royal Canadian Legion is encouraged by crucial financial and conceptual commitments in the 2024 federal budget as they relate to veterans and defence, yet alarmed by the lack of ready-to-go plans and actions to immediately tackle ongoing issues affecting still serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.
  • Legion remembers former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney

    Mar 1, 2024
    Dominion President Bruce Julian issued a statement today in the wake of the passing of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, P.C. C.C. G.O.Q., 18th Prime Minister of Canada, who passed away on February 29, 2024.
  • Veteran well-being, new members, and a youth Ambassador

    Feb 20, 2024
    From helping thousands of Veterans receive the help they needed, to advocating for Canadian policies and actions that will further improve Veteran well-being, the Legion is looking back on important successes in 2023. It is also celebrating a welcome increase in new membership. In this end of year review, learn more about the varied projects undertaken by the Legion’s National Headquarters and how they contributed to its overall mission.
  • Read how the Legion helped a Veteran access benefits through Veterans Affairs Canada

    Dec 14, 2023
    We received a testimonial from a Veteran who, years after his retirement, developed hearing loss and tinnitus, and reached out to The Royal Canadian Legion for assistance in accessing Veterans Affairs Canada benefits. This was his experience...
  • The Poppy Store Holiday Gift Guide 2023

    Dec 6, 2023
  • Legion partners with Calgary Grey Cup Committee to honour Canada's Veterans

    Dec 5, 2023
  • The Royal Canadian Legion hosts Canada’s 2023 National Remembrance Day Ceremony

    Nov 11, 2023
    Tens of thousands of participants gathered at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony this year. The Royal Canadian Legion hosted the solemn yet striking event at the National War Memorial in Ottawa; in honour of all those who have given their lives in service to Canada.
  • Advertising Blackout!…Legion encourages remembrance with unique initiative

    Nov 7, 2023
    Thousands of digital advertising signs across the country will go black on Remembrance Day this year, to be replaced with a message of remembrance and three important figures: 11-11-11. “On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we hope that everyone who is in a position to do so, will stop and take two minutes of silence,” says Bruce Julian, Dominion President.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion names Canada’s 2023 National Silver Cross Mother

    Nov 1, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to share the story of this year’s National Silver Cross Mother, Gloria Hooper, of St. Claude, Manitoba. Mrs. Hooper will represent all Silver Cross Mothers when she places a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Remembrance Day.
  • Prayers can still be a part of Remembrance Day ceremonies

    Oct 27, 2023
    It is The Royal Canadian Legion that organizes the National Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa, as well as many others across our country. Prayer will remain an important part of Remembrance Day ceremonies organized by the Legion, including the one at the National War Memorial.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion National Poppy Campaign begins

    Oct 27, 2023
    With thousands of donation boxes across the country, biodegradable poppies, and touching new stories about Canada’s Veterans, The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign is now officially underway.
  • Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign launches October 27

    Oct 23, 2023
    Volunteers across the country are ramping up for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 2023 National Poppy Campaign, set for launch on Friday, October 27. “Funds raised allow us to support our Veterans, their families, and communities. Our focus on Remembrance during this time is also an important part of our mission to never forget Canada’s fallen.”
  • First Poppy 2023 presented to Canada’s Governor General

    Oct 20, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion presented the First Poppy of the 2023 National Poppy Campaign today, to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion announces National Legion Week

    Sep 14, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to announce its first National Legion Week taking place this year from September 17-23.
  • Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships showcased talent … and the power of sport

    Aug 30, 2023
    The forecasted bad weather held off, and talented athletes earned over 300 gold, silver and bronze medals while competing from August 11-13. Over 600 Legion-supported competitors and over 300 “open” athletes took part in 84 events encompassing sports from running to the discus throw. While athletes were focused on winning a medal or setting a personal best, they also enjoyed the inherent camaraderie of the Games – making new connections and creating lifelong memories.
  • Invictus gold medalist Michael Trauner mentors athletes at 45th annual “Legion Nationals”

    Aug 11, 2023
    Star athlete Michael Trauner is the first ever Games Ambassador at The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Youth Track and Field Championships this year in Sherbrooke, QC. Trauner exemplifies the power of sport and its ability to change lives. He plans to share his story and help inspire the young athletes.
  • 45th annual Legion Nationals get underway!

    Aug 10, 2023
    With the Legion’s Dominion President Bruce Julian firing the starting pistol shot, this year’s edition of the Legion Nationals got underway this evening, with competition beginning tomorrow.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion and Juno Beach Centre partner to Honour Modern Veterans

    Jul 20, 2023
    “The Royal Canadian Legion has been an important partner for the Juno Beach Centre since its inception,” said Alexander Fitzgerald-Black, Executive Director of the Juno Beach Centre Association. “We are thrilled that The Royal Canadian Legion supports Faces of Canada Today, a ringing endorsement for a project aimed at making our commemorative site more welcoming to modern Veterans.”