MEMBERSHIP

Itís a myth that Legionnaires are retired veterans that gather in smoke filled bar rooms reliving the past. What is true, is that we are a group of veterans, service and ex-service men and women, associates and affiliated members who gather for:

  • Comradeship,
  • To perpetuate the memory and deeds of the fallen,
  • To see to the welfare and comfort of all who have served, and
  • To promote community service and support various charitable causes while striving for peace, goodwill and friendship for all.

This is only a brief summary of our purposes and objects. So if you are interested in these objectives in life with the opportunity for an active social life, "Life is what you make it" then consider becoming a member. There are various membership opportunities available, one is bound to meet your current situation.

Membership options are as follows:

  • Ordinary Member,
  • Associate Member,
  • Affliated Member,
  • Non-Voting Affiliated Member, and
  • Affiliated Voting Member

If you are of federal voting age WHY NOT become a member and help us achieve our goals?

You may be eligible for membership in a Canadian, USA or German branch of The Royal Canadian Legion if you are a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject and are of federal voting age.

All applications for membership are subject to the General By-Laws of The Royal Canadian Legion and approval by the local branch to which the application is made.

For further information contact Cde. Gordie Laing, our Branch Membership Chairman or through the office during normal working hours.


Ordinary Membership - You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:

  • The Canadian Armed Forces or Her Majesty's Armed Forces (regular force or reserve force with class "C" service); or
  • the Armed Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty's allies in a war 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 force including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre. Must have at least one year (12 months) service; or
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for not less than one year; or
  • the Armed Forces of a country while that country was a member of NATO or NORAD; or
  • the United States Forces; or
  • the Vietnam War with the Armed Forces of the United States, Australia, the Republic of Korea or South Vietnam, and were a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject at the time of service.

Ordinary Membership - USA Post - If you have served or are serving in:

  • Her Majesty's Armed Forces in any war or police action in which Canada was involved; or
  • the Armed Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty's allies in a war or police action in which Canada was involved; or
  • the United Nations or Commonwealth police action in Korea, Congo, Gaza, Cyprus; or
  • the USA armed forces and are a relative of a person who is or was eligible to be an Ordinary member of a Canadian branch of The Royal Canadian Legion; or
  • a theatre of war as a member of the armed forces of the United States under the command of a Commonwealth Naval, Military or Air Force Commander.

Associate Membership - If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you:

  • are the child, stepchild, 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 been 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 on a city, municipal or provincial police force for not less than 1 year; or
  • have served in the Polish Armed Forces after WW II; or
  • are the spouse, parent or sibling of an associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.

Associate Membership - USA Post - If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership in a USA post you may be eligible for Associate membership in a USA Post if you:

  • are the child, stepchild, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of someone who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership in a USA Post; or
  • are the child of an Associate member in a USA post; or
  • are the sibling, parent or spouse of an Associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.

Affiliate Voting Membership - An Affiliate Non-Voting member may apply for Affiliate Voting membership after two years (24 months) of continuous membership.

Affiliate Non-Voting Membership - 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 Non-Voting membership.

Affiliate Non-Voting Membership - USA Post - If you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership in a USA post, but support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion you may apply for Affiliate Non-Voting membership.