The Legion Dispatch – May 2023

An update on some activities from Dominion Command.

Important Branch information 

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In this edition – May 2023
Register for the Legion webinar to support your Branch communications
We are excited to share that the Legion is partnering with Mailchimp, a leading provider in email marketing! Their easy, efficient, and affordable email service can help you send out newsletters to your members with the click of a button. They also have human‑assisted support to help you along the way.
The date of the webinar and more information will be announced soon. Register your interest in watching the webinar below.
Register  ‣
New Member email reports
New Branch Active and Dormant Member Emails reports are now available on the Member Services Website (under Reports). The reports provide email contact lists that Branches can download and use when sending emails to active or dormant members.
It’s important for Branches to keep member profile information up to date on the Legion database so that members receive relevant Legion communications.
For questions or assistance with reports, please contact Member Services at 855‑330‑3344.
Important legal requirements around member data and emails
Canada’s Privacy Laws and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) have clear and direct implications for The Royal Canadian Legion. Branches and Commands are responsible for their own compliance with applicable privacy laws and with CASL requirements. Download our trifold brochure to learn how Branches can be compliant.
Download the brochure  ‣
Help Members make the most of their membership
Legion Members have a new online space to find membership information. This dedicated page on has information about managing their membership, how they can get more involved with their Branch, information on their member benefits and other information of value to them.
Please share the link below with your members, and link to it from your Branch website.
View the membership page  ‣
Legion National Foundation announces the 2023 Poster & Literary Contest winners
The Legion National Foundation is happy to announce the winners of the 2023 Poster & Literary Contests, in which students from across Canada submitted art and literary works to their local Legion Branches during the 2022 Remembrance Period. Congratulations to all!
View the winners  ‣
Legion member discounts for upcoming runs in support of Veterans
The Legion is a proud sponsor of both the Royal Canadian Air Force Run and the Canada Army Run. In partnership with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, Legion members can save 20% on their race registrations!
LEGIONRCAF – 20% off Legion Discount Code
Learn more  ‣ | View Race Roster  ‣
LEGIONRUNS – 20% off Legion Discount Code
Learn more  ‣ | View Race Roster  ‣
Important reminders
National Legion Week is coming!
Sunday, September 17 will mark the first official National Legion Week across Canada, educating the public on the good work their local Branch does for the community.
Read the All-Branch  ‣
Get the tip sheet  ‣
Always screen Branch bookings
Anyone booking or officially speaking at any event held in a Legion Branch must be screened. Use the Branch Booking Checklist to ensure unacceptable bookings do not occur.
Read the All-Branch  ‣
View booking checklist  ‣
Cannabis Research Study: University of Waterloo Research Project
The University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy is conducting research on the use of cannabis with the aim to identify effective self-education tools for medical cannabis use in chronic pain. The University is seeking Canadian Armed Forces serving members and Veterans with chronic pain (physical or mental, with >3 months duration) that have used, or are interested in using, medical cannabis for their pain. Participants must be willing to complete a 15-minute online survey to share their medical cannabis self-education needs, preferences and experience.
Interested in participating? Learn more about the study and to access the study’s online survey.
For more information, please contact the Study Coordinator Sarah Versteeg at:
Branch Membership Administration
Resources and tips to support your Membership Chair
Effective May 01, 2023 until Labour Day, the Member Services Department will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.
Let’s give a warm welcome to all our new members!
We are on pace for another record year of new members joining the Legion, with over 22,000 new members to date! For all new members who join online, please ensure:

  • Your Branch reaches out within the first 30 days to welcome them to your Legion.
  • You verify their membership category to ensure they have selected the appropriate option.
  • You explain your welcoming process for new members.
Get access to Marketing and PR resources
Promote membership with free Branch resources
Order FREE recruitment and retention resources through the Legion Supply Department to help promote membership at your Branch.
Check out our flyer  ‣
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PR Tip of the Month
Brush up on Poppy image rules
Remember to get approval for all projects that involve using the Poppy image. Many are approved across the country every year. Learn more.
Have questions or need advice? Contact your Command Public Relations Officer or Nujma Bond, Dominion Command Communications at
Your Legion calendar
On June 6, take a moment to honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought in the Battle of Normandy. Some 359 Canadian soldiers were killed in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, also known as D-Day. More than 5,000 Canadians died during the two-and-a-half-months of fighting in Normandy and over 13,000 more Canadian soldiers were wounded. Learn more about D-Day and the Battle of Normandy.
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 2023 calendar  ‣
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.
Royal Canadian Legion members have access to exclusive offers & perks with BST Vacations. These offers are negotiated with our preferred travel partners and are just for Legion Members. For information on this and other exciting offers, visit our website!
Cost savings on everything your Branch needs to run its restaurant and hospitality services
Sign up for a free membership with Entegra and your Branch will receive rebates and savings through new and current suppliers on food and beverages, furniture and equipment, maintenance and repair services, and more!
Learn more  ‣
Preferred rates for Branches from Canada’s leading payment processor
Whether your Branch wants to accept payments in-person, online, or via mobile devices, Moneris offers a variety of solutions that can meet your needs. In addition to the preferred rates, you can also enjoy services such as 24/7 support and stress-free set up.
Learn more  ‣
Special offer from Legion Magazine
If you have any questions, please contact Member Services and we will be pleased to assist. 1-855-330-3344 or

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