Why joining the Legion makes a difference

Veteran support

We support Canada's

✔ free services and financial supports
✔ advocate for government action
✔ outreach to Veterans in need

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We help Canada

✔ host Remembrance activities
✔ ensure all Canadians can wear a Poppy
✔ educate youth on Remembrance

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We support our communities

✔ over 240,000 member volunteers
✔ 1,300 Branches supporting Veterans
✔ helping our communities grow

Membership comes with benefits

Canada's Veterans benefit from your Legion Membership, and you do too!

A monthly member newsletter with the latest news from the Legion

Membership Perks

Save $1000s through local and national deals and discounts with MemberPerks. 

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Special member offers through our Member Benefit Partners

Legion subscription

A paid subscription to Legion Magazine

Poppy Bag

Exclusive member products at the Legion Poppy Store

Membership card

An official Legion membership card

Darts game

Opportunities to participate in member sports, activities and sweepstakes

Veterans and children

Volunteer opportunities through your Legion branch


Opportunities to add your voice to local and national Legion efforts

You don't have to be a Veteran to support a Veteran

Legion membership is open to any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older.

Membership options

Remembrance Day Parade

Ordinary membership

Includes still serving and retired military, reservists, RCMP, police officers, Canadian Coast Guard, and others listed in the General By-Laws.

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Associate membership

Includes parents, spouses, widows, widowers, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces, and nephews of a person who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership.

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Affiliate voting membership

Includes Canadian citizens or Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who are not eligible for Ordinary or Associate membership.

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Affiliate non-voting membership

Includes non-Canadian citizens or non-Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who support The Royal Canadian Legion’s aims and objectives.

Free first-year for Veterans, their families and graduating Cadets

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