Veterans' Services

The Legion's definition of a Veteran

“A Veteran is any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace Officer in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.”

Veterans Benefits

Benefits you may be entitled to are:

  • Disability Pension Program

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Prisoner of War Compensation

  • Health Care Program

  • Your Health Care Identification Card

  • Veterans Independence Program

  • Merchant Navy Veterans - Services & Benefits

  • Last Post Fund

  • Funeral, Burial and Gravemarking Assistance

  • Income-tested Benefits

Refer to Veterans Services or Services aux anciens combattants at the Veterans Affairs Canada Web Site. Information about obtaining service records can be found at the bottom of this page.

Every Legion Branch has a Service Officer and/or Service Committee. You will be able to obtain information on all programs there and they can help you apply. See below for the list of contacts for Branches in Zone G-5.

The Royal Canadian Legion has 4 full time Service Officers in Ontario as well as Service Officers throughout the rest of Canada to assist you. To locate the nearest one in your area, check the list of Service Officers at the Dominion Command's Web Site in English or en Français.

Provincial Service Officer
Pat Royle
86 Aird Place, Suite 222
Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1
Toll Free: 1-888-207-3703
Phone: 613-591-0144
Fax: 613-591-0148

  Zone G5 Service Officer
William (Frank) Stacey


Branch Service Officers

Montgomery Branch #351
Service Officer Bruce Kane
Phone 613-233-1611
Eastview Branch #462
Service Officer Andrew Stevenson
Westboro Branch #480
Service Officer Brent Craig
Phone: 613-851-9296
Rockland Branch #554
Service Officer (Vacant)
Bells Corners Branch #593
Service Officer Bruce May
Richmond Branch #625
Service Officer Brian Goss
Phone: 613-838-4269
Stittsville Branch #618
Service Officer Ron Currie
Phone: 613-406-7127
Barrhaven Branch #641
Service Officer Anne Cole
Orleans Branch #632
Service Officer Kevin Piccott

Whether you are a Legion member or not, Legion Service is free to all veterans.

Service Records

Should you, or a member of your family, wish to obtain your service records, "Library and Archives Canada" should have the information you or they require. Priority service is given to people who require documentation to prove that they qualify for pensions, allowances, claims and other benefits. Note that there may be a fee for obtaining the documentation. Read the instructions carefully before submitting any requests.

To check information and print applications for Military records - after 1918:

In English        En Français


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