Two double winners in remembrance contests

– Click on images to enlarge – When does the service and sacrifice of men and women who fought and died for Canada move from history to reality? For Gina Spencer, winner of The Royal Canadian Legion’s senior essay contest, it was on a Grade 10 pilgrimage, while standing over the grave of Thomas...
  • Soldier’s Aid Commission still helping veterans

    July 15, 2019 by Tom MacGregor
    With more than 100 years of service, the little-known Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission (SAC) is still carrying on its mandate to financially assist veterans from the Second World War, Korean War and their dependants. When the First World War began, there was no department to...
  • Ending veterans’ homelessness requires a co-ordinated national plan, targeted funding for housing projects, a rent supplement—and involvement of the Legion. “The Royal Canadian Legion, with its nationwide network, is simply irreplaceable in terms of translating national objectives to the local level,” said the federal Standing...
  • July/August 2019 issue – Now Available!

    July 2, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The July/August 2019 issue of Legion Magazine is out today! Look for it on newsstands or check your mailbox if you subscribe already. CROSS-BORDER DOCTOR My great-great-grandfather was one of thousands of Canadians who served in the American Civil War AT WHAT PRICE? We know that troops...
  • More effort is necessary to overcome geographic, political and cultural obstacles preventing indigenous veterans and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces from receiving benefits and commemoration they have earned, says the Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACVA). “Confidence that equality in combat will...
  • Padre of the Newfoundland Regiment honoured

    June 14, 2019 by Legion Magazine
    The legacy of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Nangle, chaplain to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War, was honoured at his alma mater, St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, on Jan. 17 with the creation of a new bursary. The Nangle Memorial Bursary is a...
  • Concerns raised over Pension for Life plan

    May 11, 2019 by Sharon Adams
    The Royal Canadian Legion is among veterans advocates concerned about the financial effects of Veterans Affairs Canada’s new Pension for Life and other changes to benefits that kicked in April 1. “Our understanding was that Pension for Life would offer a better and substantially more...
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