The Legion Dispatch – January 2022

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

Updates from National Headquarters 

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In this edition – January 2022
Promote the 5-year membership special offer
Members who pre-pay for 5 years of membership can wear their support proudly with a free Poppy toque, mitts and scarf. Share this offer with new and renewing members! Deadline to pre-pay is March 15.
Learn more  ‣
Membership renewal reminders
A renewal reminder will be mailed to 60,000 members in February. Renewal reminder emails also continue to be sent to lapsed members with an email on file. Please ensure members paid through 2022 are processed through Member Services as soon as possible.
Promote the Veteran Welcome Program and Family Welcome Program
The free first-year Legion Veteran Welcome Program has expanded to include family of Veterans. Spouses and children (18+) of serving, retired or passed CAF or RCMP Veterans new to the Legion can register to receive their first year of membership free.
Promote this opportunity by downloading the printable poster.
Eligible applicants can fill out an application form online. Print-ready Branch Application Forms can be downloaded from the Member Services Website.
Legion funds concussion support and research for Veterans
Up to 35% of Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans are living with the effects of concussion, which can have a serious impact on their quality of life and lead to other mental health conditions. In light of this issue, the Legion has donated $75,000 to Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada’s Operation Brain Health, a program which helps Veterans and their families living with the effects of concussions by providing recovery programs, a peer support network, education, and critical research.
Learn more  ‣
Veterans and cannabis use research
The University of Alberta’s Heroes in Mind. Advocacy and Research Consortium is conducting research into benefits and risks of cannabis use by Veterans and its impacts on families. Veterans, family members, service providers, and producers are invited to participate by filling out the survey below. Please share this opportunity to contribute to this research with your members.
Branch Membership Administration
Resources and tips to support your Membership Chair
+ We are here to help!
As per Ontario Health recommendations, most Legion House staff members are working remotely. Member Services is business as usual with some delays in card distribution and mail-in member processing.
Our team is here to help, Monday through Friday 8:30–4:30 pm EST.
+ Reminder: Updated membership application forms
There are updated membership application forms now available. Please download and update your forms and order new printed forms through Legion Supply.
(Item number 800293 – English / 800294 – French)
Download and update your forms:
+ Membership Auto Renew Process is completed for 2022
The Auto Renew Process for 2022 is now complete. If any of your members selected auto renew and are not renewed for 2022, we have been unable to process their credit card on file. We have notified these members, but please feel free to contact them directly to collect for the 2022 membership year.
+ Reminder: Digital Membership Card coming soon
Coming soon, new and returning Legion members will have the choice of the traditional plastic card or an electronic membership card downloadable to a digital wallet. These digital cards will allow the Legion to save time and money producing, mailing and replacing plastic cards. Stay tuned for more details.
Get access to Marketing and PR resources
Marketing Resources
Reach out to lapsed members to renew
Find a wide variety of recruitment and renewal resources on the Member Services Website, as well as free materials through the Legion Supply Department.
View resources  ‣
PR Tip of the Month
Update your Branch info
Make sure National Headquarters has your Branch’s correct contact info. Accuracy ensures you will receive newsletters, updates and special alerts that can strengthen your public relations.
Have questions or need advice? Contact your Command Public Relations Officer or Nujma Bond, Dominion Command Communications at
Your Legion calendar
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.
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.
Learn more  ‣
Partner promotions
The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
Special offer from Legion Magazine
Exclusive offer! Gallery posters.
Starting at only $12.99.
If you have any questions, please contact Member Services and we will be pleased to assist. 1-855-330-3344 or

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

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