September 23, 2021
Covid-19 and Passports
Some provinces are now implementing vaccine passports. This government requirement means you will need to show proof of vaccination to enter some Legion Branches. This is part of a government mandate and Legion Branches must abide by the laws in effect within their regions. Any concerns you might have about this requirement or about vaccine passports in general should be expressed to your local government representatives. Thank you for your understanding.
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.