Serving You: Researching mental illness and addictions

The Royal Canadian Legion has been advocating for and supporting veterans and their families since 1926. High on the list of challenges facing veterans are mental illness and addiction­—which are closely linked. Much of the Legion’s work is focused on improving the system when it comes to mental health-related services. While the Legion doesn’t...
  • Serving you: March/April 2015

    March 5, 2015 by admin
    Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is responsible for the care and well-being of qualified veterans accommodated in long-term care (LTC) facilities across Canada. In October 2013, The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) was awarded the Outreach and Visitation Initiative contract from VAC. This replaced the Long-Term Care...
  • Serving You: January/February 2015

    January 1, 2015 by Legion Magazine
    Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) has introduced the CFOne Card, the one card you need to access morale and welfare programs and services....
  • Serving You: November/December 2014

    November 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Allied veterans from the United Kingdom, their families and widows who are in financial need can approach Legion branches or provincial commands to obtain assistance from poppy funds and are encouraged to do so. They can also obtain assistance from benevolent funds back in the...
  • Serving You: September/October 2014

    September 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    New Guide For Seniors Support Program Statistics Canada reports the number of seniors (65+) in Canada is projected to increase to 9.8 million in 2036 and will represent about 25 per cent of the total...
  • Serving You: July/August 2014

    July 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) is responsible for the care and well being of qualified veterans accommodated in long-term care (LTC) facilities across Canada. Priority access beds and contract beds number approximately 3,500 in 171 different sites, and approximately another 6,000 veterans are accommodated in over...
  • Serving You: May/June 2014

    May 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Question: I was injured in the Second World War and only found out in 2010 that I could apply for a disability pension from Veterans Affairs Canada. My application was favorable but I am disappointed that my benefits were not retroactive to the date of...