The Legion Dispatch – September 2021

An update from Dominion Command to its branches (note that items only relevant to branch executive or for Canadian branches have been removed).


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In this edition – September 2021
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Royal Canadian Legion releases “It’s our Duty” position paper
Last month, the Legion released its 2021 “It’s Our Duty” position paper to all Canadian Members of Parliament. The paper outlines the organization’s current advocacy agenda, which includes tackling the backlog of disability applications and widespread improvements to the long-term care system.
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Our statement on the Afghanistan crisis
Legion Dominion President Bruce Julian issued the following statement regarding the current crisis in Afghanistan:
The Royal Canadian Legion stands ready to support our Veterans impacted by the ongoing tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan. We know there is great distress right now and we are here to help. Please reach out to our Branch or Command Service Officers if you need assistance. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you, your families, comrades, and Afghan friends.
Support is available for Veterans in need of assistance.
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Add your local Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony to Legion.ca
People visiting the Legion’s website will soon be able to search for the location of their local Remembrance Day Ceremony here.
We encourage all Branches hosting a Remembrance Day Ceremony to add your event to the site. This tool, which will be widely promoted during the Remembrance period, will allow Legion Branches to share when and where they are holding Remembrance Day ceremonies. Branches can submit their ceremony details through the online form.
Add your Ceremony  ‣
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Convention presentations, reports and questions
Presentations, reports and answers to questions asked during the 2021 Dominion Convention will be available soon. Stay tuned.
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Share our Poppy 100 anniversary graphics
To help branches promote the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada, the commemorative Poppy pin, and membership, you can now easily access the promotional images for social media and your website here.
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CDA Institute still looking for volunteers to help resettle Afghan refugees
Over 3,000 Canadians have offered to volunteer for the CDA Institute Afghan Refugee Initiative so far! But that need continues to grow. Please help CDA reach its target of 5,000 volunteers by signing up and sharing the call with your family and friends.
Volunteer today  ‣
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PR Tip of the Month
It’s the Poppy’s 100th
Take every opportunity you can to engage media and your community about the Poppy’s 100th anniversary in 2021 – it’s also a chance to share more about the Legion’s work. Tell people to watch for the special Canada Post stamp and Royal Canadian Mint coin being released this fall.
Have questions or need advice? Contact your Command Public Relations Officer or Nujma Bond, Dominion Command Communications at nbond@legion.ca
Your Legion calendar: 2021
Promote important dates and organize activities at your Branch with this list of upcoming days that raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate an important topic.
DOWNLOAD THE CALENDAR  ‣
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MemberPerks®: Exclusive offers and preferred pricing through Venngo
MemberPerks® is more than a member benefit package. It’s also a tool Branches can use to promote membership. Plus, you can partner with local businesses in your community to offer exclusive discounts for your members.
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The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
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