Royal Canadian Legion was formed in 1926
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 358,000 members and
approximately 1,500 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
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!