A new online health promotion

Starting this September, veterans and their family members will be able to participate in a free online health promotion program called MissionVAV. This program, sponsored by the Veteran and Family Wellbeing Fund, is a fun way to improve wellness in different areas such as fitness, decreasing stress, improving sleep, eating healthier and losing weight. The program sets up...
  • Did You Know Service Officers Can Help You?

    September 7, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    What Benefits Will Survivors Receive? Question: I am a veteran receiving a Canadian Forces Superannuation (CFSA) pension and I also receive a disability pension from Veterans Affairs Canada. What will my spouse be entitled to after my death? Response: In regards to the disability pension...
  • Did You Know Service Officers Can Help You?

    July 7, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    The Legion’s Service Bureau Network of professional service officers assists and represents still serving CF members, veterans, RCMP members and their families at all stages of the disability claims process with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), from the first application up to and including a Request...
  • Changes To The Veterans Independence Program

    May 7, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    Effective Jan. 1, veterans and other clients who receive support for housekeeping and grounds maintenance services through Veterans Affairs Canada’s (VAC) Veterans Independence Program (VIP) will receive two up-front payments per year instead of having to pay from their pocket and wait to be reimbursed....
  • Is The Soldier On Program For You?

    March 7, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    It was a day like all others for retired sergeant Steve Daniel. As a Military Freefall Parachute Instructor in the Canadian Forces, Daniel was preparing for a free fall jump. He had done this feat 101 times before, but his next jump would change his...
  • Transition Assistance Available

    January 11, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    Do you know that the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is now called Canada Company’s Military Employment Transition (MET) program and is now available to all veterans? Last June, in partnership with the Department of National Defence, Canada Company officially launched its Military Employment Transition Program,...
  • Legion Initiates Programs For Homeless Veterans

    November 3, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Since 1926 The Royal Canadian Legion has operated a Service Bureau providing a continuum of assistance to veterans and their families through representation, benevolent assistance and advocacy. This service has included assisting homeless or near homeless veterans. In more recent years, some Legion commands...