Support for Veterans

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The  Royal Canadian Legion Veterans Services Network serves Veterans,  members of the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP, and their families,  providing support, referrals, representation, advocacy and financial  assistance free of charge, Legion member or not.

The Legion's definition of a Veteran

“A  Veteran is any person who is serving or who has honorably served in the  Canadian Armed Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a  Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace  Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who  has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.”


Legion services for Veteran's and their families

The  Legion provides a range of services and supports for Veterans, their  families and dependents. In addition to directly assisting Veterans and  their families with the disability claims process through Veterans  Affairs Canada (VAC), the Legion offers a variety of programs, resources  and referrals to support Veteran health, transition to civilian life,  financial assistance and well-being.

At the Local Legion Branch, a Veteran or their family can:

  • meet with a volunteer Legion Service Officer to help identify unmet health or support needs and review possible benefits through VAC,  as well as other supports available
  • get assistance with completing the Legion Claims Form and receive a  referral to Legion Command Service Officers for individual assistance
  • request benevolent financial assistance through the Poppy Fund 
  • request visits to Veterans in retirement and long term care facilities
  • access Veteran support and care programs as offered through the Branch

Provincial Command Service Officers can help a Veteran or their family:

  • get assistance with the disability claims process 
  • request benevolent financial assistance through the Poppy Fund, beyond what a Branch can provide
  • obtain referrals to appropriate Legion and provincial Veteran support programs and resources
  • obtain referral to a Legion Dominion Command Service Officer for additional assistance and free, professional representation with VAC benefits and appeals


Dominion Command Service Officers can help a Veteran or their family:

  •  access VAC benefits, from first application with the Veterans Affairs disability claims process, up to and including professional  representation in a Request for Reconsideration with the Veterans Review and Appeal Board
  •  request benevolent financial assistance through the Poppy Fund, beyond what a Provincial Command can provide
  •  obtain referrals to appropriate Legion and national Veteran support programs and resources
  •  request assistance for Canadian Veterans abroad, and Allied Veterans living in Canada 


Contact Us

If you or a Veteran you know needs help, please let us know!

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Drop by in person!

 

Sunday - 1 pm - 5 pm

Monday - 1 pm - 9 pm

Tuesday  1 pm -  7 pm

Wednesday 1 pm - 7 pm 

Thursday 1 pm - 7 pm

Friday 1pm - 12 am 

Saturday 1 pm - 9 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #237

6 North Hasting Ave, Marmora, ON K0K2M0

613-472-2218