COVID-19 Q & A

Q. What is the Legion doing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?

A. The Royal Canadian Legion is taking the advice of Canada’s medical experts in tackling the threat of COVID-19 all across the country. We thank you for your understanding and ask you to visit the COVID-19 link on the Legion.ca home page for updates on events and cancellations related to this situation.

Local questions should be directed to local branches or provincial commands.

Q. I have a COVID-19 question for the Legion, whom do I contact?

A. For general national inquiries please phone:

1-613-591-3335 or Toll-free: 1-888-556-6222

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

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.

Q. Will the 2021 Dominion Convention in Saskatoon still take place?

A. 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. View Convention Information

Q. Will the Legion Nationals still take place?

A. No. The 2021 Legion Nationals have been cancelled. Next year’s 2022 Legion Nationals will take place in Sherbrooke, Quebec from August 5 - 7. 

View Legion Nationals Information

Q. Will my Branch or Command be cancelling events or closing?

A. 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. Our COVID-19 link on our homepage contains information about the latest changes, closures and cancellations in regions across the country.

Q. Could Poppies be infected with COVID-19 this year?

A. The risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus through touched surfaces is not fully known. The Legion recommends Canadians follow public health advice and use hand sanitizer before touching a shared surface, wash your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Q. How do I know if it’s safe to visit a Legion Branch?

A. We advise you to follow the advice from your local medical experts in deciding whether to visit any location in your community. We are currently doing what we can to help maintain virus-free environments for our employees, members and the public in instances where buildings remain open. Please check with your local Branch or Command to see what operational changes are being implemented.

Q. Is the Legion still providing help to Veterans and Communities during this time?

A. Yes, though some services may be reduced depending upon the region.

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 or Toll-free: 1-877-534-4666 or email veteransservices@legion.ca

Our national Membership department remains open to take calls and assist you online but not in person at this time. Please contact Member Services at: 855-330-3344 or memberhelpdesk@legion.ca

Many Branches are providing assistance to those in need with emergency help and grocery delivery during this time. Please contact relevant local branches or provincial commands for information.

Q. I’m concerned about the future of the Legion, are Branches receiving financial support during this time?

A. Yes. The Legion’s National Headquarters released a total of 3 million dollars from its reserves in the form of non-repayable grants to help struggling Branches. Some Provincial/Territorial Commands are also providing financial relief. In addition, some Branches are investigating whether they can access government help during this unprecedented time.