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There are many veterans' organizations in Canada but the largest by far is The Royal Canadian Legion with more than over 400,000 members and affiliates. They are contained within the following membership categories:
Serving members of the Canadian Forces may join under the Military Member-At-Large program and may not need to join a specific branch.
The Legion is a non-profit, dues-supported, fraternal organization with approximately 1,600 branches in Canada, 21 in the United States and 4 in Germany. The Legion receives no financial assistance from any outside agency and membership is open to all Canadian veterans as well as serving and former members of the Canadian Forces, RCMP, The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, other police forces and their dependents, and Canadians who subscribe to the purposes and objects of the organization.
The Legion annually provides the following levels of community support activity:
The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies' Auxiliary is comprised of mothers, wives, daughters, stepdaughters, nieces, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters and widows of Legion members. there are approximately 58,000 registered members of the Ladies Auxiliary who provide invaluable support to the Branches of the Legion and their fundraising activities.
Most, but not all, branches have Auxiliaries which come under the jurisdiction of the Branch. Major contributors to the day to day life of the branch, auxiliaries provide financial and volunteer support to Legion programs
Who is an eligible Veteran?
A person who is a Citizen of Canada or member country of the Commonwealth of Nations who has been Honourably Discharged after serving:
WWI, WWII, The Korean War, The Gulf War as:
As a member of the Canadian Forces meeting the National Defense Professional Classification requirements (MOC qualified)
In United Nations or NATO Operations as a member of:
I AM NOT A VETERAN! You can join too! Become an Associate or Affiliate member.
I AM NOT A CANADIAN CITIZEN! You can join too! Become an Affiliate Non-Voting member.
Any woman who is eligible for membership in the Legion may choose to become a member of the ladies auxiliary only, or a member of both.
COME AND JOIN US TODAY!
Why should I join: http://www.legion.ca/Membership/why_e.cfm
Member Privileges: http://www.legion.ca/Membership/privileges_e.cfm
Member Benefits Program: http://www.legion.ca/Home/MBP_e.cfm
Who can Join: http://www.legion.ca/Membership/who_e.cfm
How do I join, Athabasca Branch 103?
Stop by the Branch: Wednesday to Friday, 4:00 pm - Close
Saturday, 2:00 pm - Close
4801 48 St., Athabasca, AB T9S 1R3
Pick up a Membership Application or download and print a form and fill it in, sign it and return it to the Branch with an attached membership fee or $50.00.
Phone: Branch, 780-675-2173 or
Membership Chairman: John Poynter, 780-689-6100
We can mail you a package or you can email us, and we can send it that way.