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  • 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.
  • First Poppy 2022 presented to Canada’s Governor General

    Oct 25, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion presented the First Poppy of the 2022 National Poppy Campaign today to Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
  • Legion’s 2022 National Poppy Campaign set for launch

    Oct 19, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion’s National Poppy Campaign is set for launch next week under a much less restrictive pandemic environment and featuring some exciting new initiatives. The National Poppy Campaign officially begins on Friday, October 28th.
  • Legion Yoga programs in Saskatchewan attract enthusiasm

    Oct 17, 2022
    A Legion branch in Saskatchewan is hosting a unique “chair yoga” program, much to the delight of local members and the wider community including veterans and seniors.
  • Operation Service Dog – A partnership in support of Veterans

    Oct 11, 2022
    In August 2018, The Royal Canadian Legion’s Ontario Provincial Command partnered with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) to launch Operation Service Dog. With the support of the WWC PTSD Service Dog Program, the Legion is achieving its goal to pair as many injured Veterans as feasible with trained Service Dogs.
  • Legion applauds Juno Beach decision

    Oct 7, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is pleased to learn that plans to build a new housing development on the hallowed grounds of the D-Day landings of 1944, have come to halt.
  • The Legion & belairdirect - a winning partnership!

    Sep 26, 2022
    The partnership between The Royal Canadian Legion and belairdirect started as a special offer on insurance for members residing in BC in 2014 and has since expanded across the country to include seven provinces. The secret to the program’s success - a win-win partnership that continues to benefit everyone involved.
  • Royal Canadian Legion mourns passing of Queen Elizabeth II

    Sep 8, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada.
  • The Royal Canadian Legion is Honouring Veterans with Memorial Banners

    Aug 26, 2022
    Flying Officer Robert Lumgair is one of hundreds of Veterans being honoured in Royal Canadian Legion banner programs across Canada. Learn more about Lumgair's time in service and how Veterans across Canada are being honoured with the banner program.
  • 2022 Legion Nationals Track and Field Recap

    Aug 24, 2022
    The 44th Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, hosted by Legion Branch 010 Colonel John S Bourque, took place from August 4 to 7 in Sherbrooke, Quebec with nearly 700 athletes from across the country.
  • 44th Legion Nationals start off with a bang!

    Aug 5, 2022
  • Legion supports major Canadian War Museum initiative

    Aug 4, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion looks forward to the new artistic and historic project by The Canadian War Museum “In Their Own Voices: Stories from Canadian Veterans and their Families”. The project will document detailed memories and the post-war experiences of Canadian Veterans and their families.
  • Legion marks Indigenous History month: Past, present, future

    Jun 30, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is helping mark National Indigenous History Month by sharing how Indigenous traditions percolate through the organization today, how they are shaping the future, and how an historic law from the past affected Aboriginal comrades and the Legion.
  • Wait times for Veterans still too long

    May 31, 2022
    The Royal Canadian Legion is renewing its call for a comprehensive strategy to deal with the ballooning wait times faced by Canada’s Veterans after they submit their disability claims for processing.