Care for caregivers

She is 88 years old. Her 93-year-old husband of 67 years is a veteran of the Second World War. Due to hearing loss attributable to his service, he receives a disability pension and other benefits under the Pension Act. They still live in their home. A year ago, he fell and broke his left...
  • Grave situation

    May 1, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    Is there anything more venerable than a soldier’s grave? Dying in the service of your country is the ultimate sacrifice, and it warrants the most respectful recognition. In Canada, as in most countries, the government is responsible for funerals and burials for those killed in military...
  • Breathing life back into the charter

    March 5, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Pension for Life plan introduced by Veterans Affairs Canada in December is based on three programs: a monthly tax-free payment to recognize pain and suffering caused by a service-related illness or injury; income replacement for veterans experiencing trouble returning to the workforce; and a...
  • Even one is too many

    January 31, 2018 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada announced their joint suicide-prevention strategy in October. It is “an approach we have not seen before,” said Minister of Veterans Affairs Seamus O’Regan. The strategy is an effort to co-ordinate some 160 programs and services in both...
  • Work to do

    November 3, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Seamus O’Regan, the former television host from Newfoundland and Labrador, was appointed as Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs on Aug. 28, replacing Kent Hehr. There have been some important changes to the New Veterans Charter since the last election that will improve the lives of...
  • A big step

    September 1, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    Strong, secure, engaged. The title of the newly released white paper by the Department of National Defence is a reflection of Canada itself. The new defence policy is a must-read for anyone who wants to know what Canada’s military is doing today—combat, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid,...
  • The importance of anniversaries

    July 6, 2017 by Legion Magazine
    This issue of Legion Magazine is filled with stories acknowledging anniversaries: Canada’s 150th, Vimy’s 100th, Hill 70’s 100th, Dieppe’s 75th. And, as in every issue, members of The Royal Canadian Legion who have served the organization for 60, 65 and 70 years are recognized on...
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