The Poppy Campaign

    Every year, from the last Friday of October to November 11, tens of millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.
    While the Poppy is distributed freely to all who wish to wear one, the Legion gratefully accepts donations to the Poppy Fund.

What is the Poppy Campaign?

The Poppy Campaign is very much a local initiative, conducted by Legion Branches in cities, towns and communities across the country. Donations collected during the Poppy Campaign are held in Trust at the branch level to directly support Veterans and their families within their community and to help ensure Canadians ‘never forget’. Learn more about how your donations help Veterans

In the days leading up to November 11, Poppies can be seen in every corner of this great country. This show of support and display of remembrance would not be possible without the efforts of thousands of Legionnaires who volunteer to distribute Poppies to the community through schools, community organizations and local businesses. We are so grateful for their efforts, and for the support of the many partners, local and national, who welcome Legion volunteers and Poppy boxes into their locations. 

Legion Branches inform the public of the results of their Poppy Campaign and how donations were disbursed over the following year. Dominion Command also releases aggregate national Poppy Campaign figures.

Our most recent reported campaign year was the 2018 Poppy Campaign in which 19 million Poppies were distributed, and more than $15 million dollars was disbursed between October 2018 to October 2019 to support Veterans and their families.

 

Poppy Campaign 2020: Find a Poppy Near You

If you are looking for poppies in your area, visit one of our national 2020 Poppy Campaign partners between October 30 and November 11, or contact your Legion Branch to find poppies near you.

 

Canadians outside of the country can get a Poppy from their Canadian Embassy or Consulate. 

Additionally, a number of organizations have made a corporate donation to the Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund on behalf of their employees. 

 

Pay Tribute Boxes

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    This year, the Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with HSBC Bank Canada to make it safe, secure, and easier than ever to donate and wear a poppy with touchless HSBC “Pay Tribute” tap-enabled donation boxes.

    Amongst the traditional poppy boxes found coast to coast, a total of 250 HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes will be distributed nationally across the HSBC Bank Canada branch network starting Friday, October 30, and within select Royal Canadian Legion branches and other locations. We hope to expand the pilot program to more locations across the country in the future.

    For more information on the HSBC Bank Canada and Legion branches carrying the HSBC “Pay Tribute” donation boxes, visit www.hsbc.ca/paytribute.

    Get Involved!

    We thank all Canadians for supporting the Legion’s Poppy Campaign, honouring Canada’s Veterans.

    • Show you remember by posting a photo of your poppy online using #GetYourPoppy.

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