News archive


  • 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.”
  • A Ruck to Remember: Video story of a 907 km trek

    Jun 7, 2023
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to release a new video story reflecting the outstanding dedication of a group of men who support the Legion’s Operation Leave the Streets Behind program - the Ontario division.
  • 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.
  • 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.