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.”
Benefits you may be entitled to are:
Disability Pension Program
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
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
86 Aird Place, Suite 222
Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1
Toll Free: 1-888-207-3703
William (Frank) Stacey
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:
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