Cockrell House is operated by the non-profit SMVIZ Veterans Housing Society which was formed in early 2009.
Our mission is to provide shelter, food and support services to ex-members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Regular and Reserve who are homeless or under-housed.
The Foundation is the giving arm of The Royal Canadian Legion BC/Yukon Command. It is generously supported by the Legion’s branches, Ladies’ Auxiliaries and regional Poppy Funds—who tirelessly fundraise to support our giving objectives.
Your gift will make a world of difference!
Note: Receipts are issued for all donations of $25 or more
This year marks the Legion Foundations 20th anniversary!
The Foundation was formed in 1997 to be charitable arm of the Legion. As a registered charitable organization the Legion Foundation continues to support Veterans and strengthen communities. We will be giving more than $500,000 in support this year due to the generosity all those who donate.
Some of the ways Legion Foundations helps:
This exciting BC/Yukon initiative for current and former Canadian Armed Forces members assists them to successfully develop in their current career or transition to civilian life using a three pronged approach: academic, entrepreneurial and employment.
Participants can choose to follow one, two or all three of the following program paths:
Although the war is over, for many the battle has just begun. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, has become an increasingly important issue as the number of Veterans diagnosed has doubled since 2002 to 5.8%. In 2013 the Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey found that 11.1% of Regular Forces personnel met criteria for PTSD at some point in the life.
Losing your keys is a frustrating, time consuming and expensive experience. As a solution, Legion is sending out their Lost Key Tags for 2018/2019.
The Legion is committed to supporting Veterans and their families by offering financial assistance for post-secondary education to those in need.