How is the Legion funded?

Legion branch members contribute over 1.5 million volunteer hours every year

Our traditions of Remembrance, and our commitment to supporting Veterans and helping our communities is what The Legion is all about.

Legion branch members contribute over 1.5 million volunteer hours every year and support Legion activities financially.

We are one of the largest community service organizations and we do not receive a dime of funding from the government for our operations.

Branch operations are funded through their memberships, through branch fundraising, and offering branch services such as facility rentals and entertainment.

Some avenues for financial assistance do exist for Legion branches, as for any non-profit organization.

As an example, branches can seek financial support for the restoration of monuments through the Cenotaph/Monument Restoration Program administered by Veterans Affairs Canada; the aim of this program is to properly conserve cenotaphs/monuments to Canada’s war dead and Veterans.

Branches are also able to pursue assistance through government programs at either the federal, provincial or municipal level, depending on its nature, for initiatives outside of our normal operations (such as for facilities repair).

 

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