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...
  • Reconnect With The CF Community

    September 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services (CFPFSS) launched the Reconnect program in Ottawa in January. The vision of the pilot program is that through sustained involvement in morale and welfare programs, former Canadian Forces personnel and their families can access certain aspects of...
  • Changes To The Canadian Forces Service Pin

    July 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    The Canadian Forces service pin has been awarded to eligible personnel at the time of their release since its introduction on Aug. 19, 1985. The CF service pin provides a means by which former members of the CF may be identified, and by which they...
  • When Common-Law Partners Deploy

    May 5, 2011 by Legion Magazine
    Veterans Affairs Canada has adopted a new policy on common-law relationships as it applies to Canadian Forces (CF) members and veterans which makes exceptions in certain circumstances when a CF member dies in Special Duty Service. The policy describes criteria that must be met to...
  • 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...