Application forms are also available at the Branch ask ask the bartender for one.
The minimum age at joining the Legion is 19 years old.
You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:
The Canadian Forces or Her Majesty's Forces (including regular force or reserve force under class "C" service); or the Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty's allies in any war, conflict or police action in which Canada was involved; or the Merchant Navy or non-military services in an actual theatre of war in which Canada was involved; or Her Majesty's reserve forces including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre for not less than one year; or The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for not less than one year; or the Forces of a country while that country was a member of NATO or NORAD in alliance with Canada; or the Forces of the United States; or the Vietnam War with the Armed Forces of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea or South Vietnam, and were a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject at the time of service; or the Canadian Coast Guard as an officer or crew member who has two or more years active service on the high seas or inland waterways; or a city, municipal or provincial police force as a police officer for not less than one year.
If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you: are the child, stepchild, adopted child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of someone who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership; or are the child of an Associate member; or have served in The Royal Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets for not less than 3 years; or have served as a cadet civilian instructor for not less than 3 years; or have served as an officer in the Navy League of Canada for not less than 2 years; or have served in the Polish Armed Forces after WW II below the rank of officer; or have served in a City, Municipal, Volunteer, Un-organized Territories or Federal Fire Service for not less than one year are the spouse, parent or sibling of an associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.
If you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership but support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion you may apply for Affiliate Voting membership.
If you are a non-Canadian citizen or a non-Commonwealth subject from an Allied nation and support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion, you may apply for Affiliate Non-Voting membership. These members shall have the same rights as all other members except the rights to vote and hold office. A member admitted under this Section is not permitted to apply for voting status unless otherwise qualified.
The Mission of The Royal Canadian Legion is to serve veterans and their dependents, promote Remembrance and act in the service of Canada and its communities.
As well, The Royal Canadian Legion has a strong and continued commitment in promoting Canada's contribution to world peace, the protection of Canadian sovereignty and the preservation of national unity.
The Royal Canadian Legion, formed in 1926, is a non-profit, membership supported fraternal organization. It originally served as a place of camaraderie, support and advocacy, assisting returning military personnel to ease the transition from war to civilian life.
Since that time the Legion has evolved into one of the foremost and respected community service organizations in Canada. Serving veterans, ex-service personnel and their families, the new military, as well as seniors and youth, the Legion significantly contributes to every aspect of community life.
The Royal Canadian Legion also holds the sacred trust of ensuring the tradition of Remembrance is observed by Canadians every year at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. This tradition dates back to the First World War when the guns fell silent, marking the end of military conflict and the Remembrance of those who would never return home. The National Poppy and Remembrance Campaign raise funds for veterans and their families, the new military and others who are disadvantaged.
Our Nation’s values and societal traditions are very much mirrored through the community work supported by The Royal Canadian Legion, past, present and future. It is a vital community organization. It is a community organization which has served the nation well in whatever capacity was required for the time. And it is a community organization designed to improve the quality of life for all, embrace youth leadership and development and enshrine Remembrance into the fabric of Canadian society.
MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN- Cathy Brown
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