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Membership

 

Who can join the Legion?

Contrary to popular belief, a military background is not the sole prerequisite for membership. Application forms are available at the office or in the lounge.The following is a breakdown of membership categories:

Ordinary Membership - You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:

  • The Canadian Forces or Her Majesty's Forces (regular force or reserve force with class "C" service); or

  • the Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty's allies in a war or police action in which Canada was involved; or

  • the Merchant Navy or non-military services in an actual theatre of war in which Canada was involved; or

  • Her Majesty's reserve force including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre. Must have at least one year (12 months) service; or

  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for not less than one year; or

  • the Forces of a country while that country was a member of NATO or NORAD in alliance with Canada; or

  • the United States Forces; or

  • the Vietnam War with the Armed Forces of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea or South Vietnam, and were a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject at the time of service; or

  • the Canadian Coast Guard as an officer or crew member who has two or more years active service on the high seas or inland waterways; or

  • a city, municipal or provincial police force as a police officer for at least one year.


Associate Membership - If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you:

  • are the child, stepchild, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of someone who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership; or

  • are the child of an Associate member; or

  • have served in The Royal Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets for not less than 3 years; or

  • have been a cadet civilian instructor for not less than 3 years; or

  • have served as an officer in the Navy League of Canada for not less than 2 years; or

  • have served in the Polish Armed Forces after WW II; or

  • have served in a City, Municipal, Volunteer, Un-organized Territories or Federal Fire Service for not less than one year

  • are the spouse, parent or sibling of an associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.


Affiliate Voting Membership - An Affiliate Non-Voting member may apply for Affiliate Voting membership after two years (24 months) of continuous membership  

 

Please call the office at 604-826-2331 for detailed information and an application form.