We are The Guardians of Remembrance




The Royal Canadian Legion has changed a lot since it was first set up following World War I. Although we began as an exclusive club for veterans, most Canadians can meet our basic membership requirements:

  • Canadian citizenship or citizen of a Commonwealth or allied country
  • Minimum age depends on the branch location (provincial age of majority).

You can join the Legion at large or belong to a branch.

Contact us at membership480@gmail.com. We’ll give you the current membership dues cost, help you determine the membership category that’s right for you, provide you with an application form, and help you fill it out. At any stage, we’ll happily answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, you can obtain more information on membership categories and more in the Legion’s Membership Manual.

The Process of Joining
Legion membership is open to any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older and supports the aims and goals of the Legion.  You can download the application form ou la demande d'adhésion or pick up a copy at our branch.  There are several categories of membership and the requirements for supporting documentation vary with each category.  Ordinary Members will need documentation of their service.  Associate Members will need documentation of their qualifying relative’s service or of their own cadet service.  Affiliate Members will need proof of citizenship - you don’t have to be Canadian. 

The Membership Committee will review the application and recommend it to the Branch Executive.  After the Branch Executive and General Membership have given their approval all you need to do is pay your dues.  Congratulations, you are now a member of the Royal Canadian Legion with all its privileges You can go pretty much anywhere in this great land, walk in to the local branch, and chances are you’ll find a home away from home.

By joining us, you’ll help make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families. You’ll be part of an organization dedicated to providing essential services within our communities, including veterans’ and seniors’ support services, programs for cadets and youth, and much more. The Legion gives so much to our country and our communities, and by joining you give too.

Categories of membership

Ordinary – serviceman or woman, veteran (military or RCMP), some non-military services

Associate – includes relative of a person eligible for ordinary membership

Affiliate (voting) – proof of relevant citizenship

Affiliate (non-voting) – proof of relevant citizenship

Visit the Royal Canadian Legion website for more membership details and/or follow the links below.