COVID-19 Updates


The Royal Canadian Legion is taking the advice of Canada’s medical experts in tackling the threat of COVID-19. Staff at our National Headquarters office in Ottawa will be working remotely in most instances, and our actual building will be closed from Saturday December 17 to Monday, March 1.

Please note: Local questions should be directed to local branches  or provincial commands. We thank you for your understanding and ask you to visit for updates related to this situation.

For general inquiries please phone:
Toll-free: 1-888-556-6222

Our Veterans Services department will continue to operate across Canada. Please contact your Provincial/Territorial Command for regional information. Nationally, our Dominion Command Service Officers can be reached via phone or email. We will redirect you to the right region if applicable.

Phone: 613-591-3335 
Toll-free: 1-877-534-4666

Please direct any public relations or media inquiries to: or call 613-591-3335 ext. 241.

Legion Members can find additional information by logging in to the Member Services Website


November 10, 2020

A new $20 million Veterans Organizations Emergency Support Fund (VOESF) financial aid package was recently announced by Veterans Affairs Canada. Of that funding, $14 million has been allocated to Legion Branches struggling with operational costs as a direct result of the COVID-19. Read more

Legion branches must submit their funding application through their Provincial Command by December 7, 2020. 


June 10, 2020

The Dominion Executive Council approved an amendment to the Poppy Manual to allow for a one-time special use expenditure of Poppy Funds for branch Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the amount of $500 necessary for the protection of veterans. 


April 24, 2020

Federal and Provincial Websites for Financial Support


With Legion Branches closed across Canada because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are facing financial challenges and pressures. As a source of information, Legion National Headquarters is highlighting government and organizational websites that provide financial supports that may be applicable to your Legion Branch.  Read more


April 16, 2020

Dominion Convention rescheduled to August 2021

In light of the pandemic and related public health concerns, the Dominion Executive Council, with the unanimous support of all Provincial Commands, voted to reschedule the 2020 Dominion Convention planned for August in Saskatoon. Dominion Convention is rescheduled for August 12–19, 2021 in Saskatoon. Further updates on the Convention will be sent to all Branches at a later date.


April 6, 2020

    Cancelled: 44th National Youth Track and Field Championships

    The pandemic and related public health concerns have forced the cancellation of the 2020 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, originally scheduled to take place from August 7-9 in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

    Next year’s 2021 Legion Nationals will take place in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 6-8. Read more


April 3, 2020

In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Dominion Command Executive Council made a landmark decision to release the funds from the Legion’s national reserves, in order to provide Branch Emergency Funds - non-repayable grants - to Branches that are suffering across our country. These are not Poppy Funds, which cannot be used for Branch operations.  Read more