The Royal Canadian Legion understands that Veterans retiring from the military or RCMP may need help transitioning back to civilian life.
Legion Support for Veterans and their Families
The impact service has on military and RCMP Veterans often makes the transition back to civilian life challenging. The experience of life after release can be different and unique for each individual. In all cases there is a period of adjustment for the Veteran and their family. In some cases, this transition can impact physical and mental health, disrupt financial stability, impact relationships and families, and include addressing or managing physical or mental wounds from service.
Through all of the adjustments and challenges, the Legion is here to help. Our Professional Command Service Officers can assist you and your family in accessing immediate and long term supports and services:
initiate referrals to Canadian Armed Forces Transition Services for support with relocation and finding employment
provide assistance at all stages of the disability claim process through Veterans Affairs Canada
help you and your family access transition and mental health supports, services and benefits
provide emergency financial assistance, and help you access additional financial supports
provide assistance for families, and help your family access the benefits and supports they are eligible for
To speak with us about assistance in adjusting to civilian life, please contact your Command Service Officer.
Camaraderie and the Legion Community
Legion Branches offer support and camaraderie to Veterans and their families in their community. Currently serving and retired CAF and RCMP members and their families are encouraged to get involved at their local Legion as a way to meet other Veterans and members and get involved in your community.
The first ever virtual Remembrance Day event. Nov. 11, 2020
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