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...
  • Medical Association Turns To The Legion

    March 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Medical Association wants to hear from Legionnaires about what they expect from their health care system. It has launched a national dialogue with Canadians on improving health care in Canada. The main goal is to ensure that the system can be sustained in...
  • Long-Term Care Surveyors Needed

    January 1, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Since 2003, some 300 members of The Royal Canadian Legion from coast to coast to coast have answered the call and interviewed veterans in long-term care facilities at the request of Veterans Affairs Canada. In fact, each year more than 4,500 veterans residing in some...
  • There are a number of programs funded publicly and privately which provide financial assistance for post-secondary education to the children of fallen veterans who have died while serving their country. However, the same cannot be said for the children of soldiers who are wounded and...
  • Connecting ALS And Military Service

    September 3, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Previously, in the July/August Serving You, we discussed the Australian process of decision-making about disease causation, the Repatriation Medical Authority (RMA), an independent statutory authority which determines Statements of Principles (SOPs) for disease related to military service in Australian military forces. The United States, like...
  • In 1994 the Australian government introduced legislation to reform the process of decision-making about disease causation. The aim was to create a more equitable and consistent system of dealing with claims for disability pensions received from Australian veterans and their dependants. One of the outcomes...
  • Life Insurance For Second World War Veterans

    May 4, 2010 by Legion Magazine
    Soon after the end of hostilities in the First World War, there was a need to provide life insurance protection for returned soldiers, especially pensioners, who were unable to pass the medical examination required to obtain commercial life insurance.  After first considering paying the extra...