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What is the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Assistance Service? The VAC Assistance Service is a counselling and referral service, available 24/7 through a toll-free number to veterans, former RCMP members, their families and caregivers. The VAC Assistance Service is a voluntary and confidential service delivered through a nationwide team of mental-health professionals. When you phone, you...
  • 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...
  • Financial Help Available

    September 3, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Do you need financial assistance? Do you know where to go for help? Any veteran or veteran’s dependant in need of financial assistance is eligible to apply for financial aid from the Poppy Trust Fund. Grants are available for food, fuel, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances...
  • The Legion Service Bureau Network serves all veterans including members of the Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families while representing their interests with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) free of charge, Legion member or...