Legion Membership

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Become a Member

Did you know? Everyone is welcome to join, you do not need to be a Veteran or related to a Veteran. 

Our members

There is strength in numbers. With more than 44,000 members in over 147 branches, The Royal Canadian Legion reaches across BC and the Yukon and connects us to our past, our present and our future. Our members care deeply about supporting the men and women who serve and have served this country, and strive to make a difference.

The Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran and community service organization. Our membership includes currently serving and retired Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members, as well as the mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, sons and daughters, and grandchildren of Veterans. Each of these individuals is impacted by the care our Veterans receive and the issues affecting them.

We also welcome into our membership those without military affiliation who support Canada’s Veterans. Legion members, whether they have served or not, help Veterans and their families, promote Remembrance, support Legion programs, and volunteer their time to provide essential services within their communities. Without Legion volunteers, the tremendous programs and services the Legion provides to our Veterans and their families would disappear.

We are proud and honoured by the work our members do for Veterans, and we welcome all Canadians to join and stand with us to honour and help those who serve and have served.


Categories of membership

When you join The Royal Canadian Legion, you support the many services we offer to Veterans, serving military, RCMP members, and their families. You will have access to exclusive benefits too!

Any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older is welcome to become a member of the Legion. There are four main categories of membership:

Ordinary membership

Includes still serving and retired military, reservists, RCMP, police officers, Canadian Coast Guard, and others listed in the General By-Laws.

Associate membership 

Includes parents, spouses, widows, widowers, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces as well as nephews of a person who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership.

Affiliate voting membership

Includes Canadian citizens or Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who support The Royal Canadian Legion’s aims and objectives and are not eligible for ordinary or associate membership.

Affiliate non-voting membership

Includes non-Canadian citizens or non-Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who support The Royal Canadian Legion’s aims and objectives.