The Royal Canadian Legion was formed in 1925 with a membership
of 50,000. The Legion's commitment to the Remembrance of those who gave
their lives for peace and freedom, is as valid today as it was then.
Today the Legion is one of the largest community service organizations
in Canada with more than 400,000 members and approximately 1,600 branches
in Canada, the USA and Europe.
As well as service to veterans and the community, the Legion has a
strong and continuing commitment in promoting Canada's contribution
to world peace, the protection of Canadian sovereignty and the preservation
of national unity.
As the years take their toll on Canada's veteran population, the Legion
needs the infusion of new blood in order to maintain the many services
provided by The Royal Canadian Legion to communities across Canada.
Membership was originally restricted to those who had served in Canada's
Armed Forces and Merchant Navy. The Royal Canadian Legion is proud of
its military heritage and still maintains close ties with the Armed
Forces today; however, over the years, categories of membership have
evolved to include other members of the community. Find out how you
can join! Use the links on the left to find out more information on
joining the Royal Canadian Legion.