Tag: The Royal Canadian Legion

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Help For Homeless Veterans

A strong and caring commitment of half a million dollars—that’s The Royal Canadian Legion’s initial funding for a program that will help homeless veterans across the country. “I am extremely proud to announce a national Leave the Streets Behind program,” said Dominion President Pat Varga, who made the announcement during her report to dominion convention in Halifax. The program’s mission is to reach out to the homeless or near homeless by providing immediate financial assistance and support and to connect veterans to local social and community services to establish a long-term solution. The Dominion President told delegates the program will build on work already underway in provincial commands and branches across Canada. She praised the work by British Columbia/Yukon, Ontario,...
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Front And Centre

DOMINION PRESIDENT GORDON MOORE, 59, a life member of the Elmira, Ont., Branch, served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He has over 27 years’ Legion service, was first elected to the branch executive in 1986 and became president of Ontario Command in 2005. He has served on Dominion Executive Council since 1999 and has been a member of many national committees, including public relations, The Royal Canadian Legion governance commission, veterans, services and seniors, membership, as well as chairman of poppy and remembrance. Moore continues to serve as a member on the veterans consultation group committee, as well as vice-chairman of finance/budget, investment, staff pension, and as chairman of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL), veterans, service...
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Halifax 2012: The Legion Marches On

A soft rain of red poppies, roughly 120,000 of them, drifted gently down during the two-minute silence at the opening ceremonies for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 44th Dominion Convention in Halifax, June 10-13. Each fashioned by a Nova Scotia student, most carried the name of a Canadian Forces member, of someone who gave his or her life in the service of Canada, sometimes a member of a student’s own family. The poppies formed a red carpet in front of the raised platform in the Halifax Metro Centre whereupon the officers and official guests stood to attention in tribute to the fallen. It was a graphic reminder of the more than 116,000 Canadians who have lost their lives in service of their country and the legions of others who suffer after leaving military service. The poppy and what...
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Approved!

LEGEND COMMITTEE ABBREVIATIONS: DEF—Defence; P&R—Poppy and Remembrance; R&A—Ritual and Awards; VSS—Veterans, Service and Seniors. GOVERNMENT ABBREVIATIONS: CF—Canadian Forces; CPI—Consumer Price Index; DND—Department of National Defence; VAC—Veterans Affairs Canada; VRAB—Veterans Review and Appeal Board. LEGISLATION: CFSA—Canadian Forces Superannuation Act; CPP—Canada Pension Plan; NVC—New Veterans Charter; SISIP—Service Income Security Insurance Plan; VIP—Veterans Independence Program. *Denotes non-concurred resolution brought back to the floor by a command and approved by convention.   VETERANS, SERVICE AND SENIORS GENERAL 1. (VSS)—Urges Veterans Affairs minister to review composition of VRAB and consider appointing former members of the RCMP an...
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43rd Dominion Convention: Walking The Path Of Service

Under a clear Prairie sky, with sunlight glinting off the Golden Boy statue atop the Manitoba Legislative Building, more than a thousand Legionnaires marched toward the cenotaph in the city recognized as the birthplace of the Canadian Legion. The men and women making up the sea of blue and grey were in Winnipeg for The Royal Canadian Legion’s 43rd dominion convention, June 12-16, and to celebrate the historic unity that has bettered the lives of veterans and their families. Their presence also reaffirmed the Legion’s commitment to seek unity of action among veterans’ organizations, a promise that should ensure the well-being of veterans far into the future. “Since its formation the Legion has continued to fight for better benefits for veterans, the perpetuation of remembrance and th...
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43rd Dominion Convention: The Delegates Decide

LEGEND Committee abbreviations: DEF—Defence; P&R—Poppy and Remembrance; R&A—Ritual and Awards; VSS—Veterans, Seniors, Service. Government abbreviations: CF—Canadian Forces; DND—Department of National Defence; VAC—Veterans Affairs Canada. Legislation: NVC—New Veterans Charter; SISIP—Service Income Security Insurance Plan; VIP—Veterans Independence Program. *Denotes non-concurred resolution brought back to the floor by a command and approved by convention. DOMINION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 1. (QUE; NS/NUNAVUT)—Directs Legion to petition federal government for statutory holiday on Feb. 15 to be known as Canada Flag Day. VETERANS, SERVICE AND SENIORS GENERAL 2. (VSS)—Urges federal government to declare Vimy Ridge Day (April 9) a national federal holiday. 3. (VSS)—Ask...

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