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 in Ottawa will be working remotely in most instances until July 5, 2021.

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

For general inquiries please phone:
1-613-591-3335
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
veteransservices@legion.ca

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

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



April 1, 2021

The 48th Dominion Convention will be delivered online

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Legion Dominion Executive Council met on March 30, 2021 and voted to convene the 48th Dominion Convention via a virtual/online format.

The 2021 Dominion Convention, originally scheduled for August 12-19 in Saskatoon, will now be held online from August 13 to 15, 2021.

 


March 2, 2021

Cancelled: 45th National Youth Track and Field Championships 

The Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships have been cancelled for the second year in a row, due to the pandemic. The 2021 event was originally scheduled to take place in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 6-8.

Next year’s 2022 Legion Nationals will take place in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 3-9. Read more

 


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

 


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 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