The Royal Canadian Legion, with nearly 270,000 Legion members in 1,400 branches across the country, encompasses a diverse group of individuals.
Some are serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Others have a close affiliation with the military, such as through a family member. Many are just regular Canadians hoping to make a difference.
But there is one constant among all of them: A desire to support the men and women who have served Canada.
Thinking about joining a cause that matters? Here’s why you should consider the Legion.
The Legion is a democratic, non-partisan, member-based organization. Without our members, the tremendous programs and services the Legion provides to Canada’s Veterans and their families would disappear.
Your membership helps us help thousands of Veterans every year by:
The Legion is Canada’s foremost Veteran support and community service organization. Join now and help us improve the lives of those who served, support our communities, and remember the Fallen.
You honour and support Canada's Veterans when you join, but there are other member benefits, including:
Online membership is just $49.99 per year, and you don't have to be a Veteran to join. Any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older is welcome to become a member of the Legion!
Learn more about our members.
"Why I belong to The Legion", by Mary Small
You can have the feeling of belonging to your own "private club" for only $72.75 a year. Invite a friend, or meet people there. Activities are varied and include special dances, live entertainment, lunch and/or dinner, and a safe haven to have a cocktail, join the bridge or poker groups or play snooker. If you live alone and want to be social, The Royal Canadian Legion fills that bill. If you don't enjoy siting by yourself in a restaurant or frequenting a bar, when all you are seeking is companionship, this is the place to be, and applies to both men and women on their own and/or families wanting to participate in a fun environment.