support for our veterans during the pandemic

                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

27 March 2020

Legion Branches, Ontario Command Continue to Support Veterans

The Royal Canadian Legion, Branches and Ladies’ Auxiliaries in Ontario Command continue to support our Veterans and their families through these trying times.

We understand that during this time of crisis there are needs and financial distress and we remind Veterans and their families that the Royal Canadian Legion is only an email away to assist. Our Provincial and Branch Service Officers will help in completing any applications for assistance free of charge.

Although our Branches and offices are closed to the public, we remain committed to provide the necessities for our Veterans. If any Veteran requires assistance they can contact their local Branch or contact direct to Ontario Command email  and if you provide your full contact information, someone will get back to you as soon as possible. We have Provincial staff, including Provincial Service Officers, working from home who are in contact with Veterans Affairs Canada on a daily basis.


For further information please contact email:, or as listed below for individual staff:

Veterans Hot Line – 437-228-4747

Homeless Veterans Program – and/or

Service Bureau (Aurora) –  and/or  
Service Bureau (North Bay) –  and/or  
Service Bureau (Kanata) –  and/or  
Service Bureau (London) –  and/or

89 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora Ont. L4G 4C4
437-228-4747  Fax 905-841-9992   


Cheque PRESENTATION to the 1849 Lorne Scots Cadet corps of

On Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019, members of the R.C.L. Branch 233 Orangeville had the great pleasure of presenting a cheque in the amount of $4000 to the 1849 Lorne Scots Cadet Corps of Orangeville. The money, donated through the Poppy Fund, will greatly assist in the continuing development of these fine young men and women of this Corps. 

One of the Legion's mission is to support our Cadet units across Canada as much as possible and one of those ways is through the donation and sponsoring process. These upstanding citizens and future leaders should be supported as much as possible and we of Branch 233 Orangeville will endeavour to continue this mission. 

“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”. 

Picture, left to right: Barry Kimber, President of Branch 233 Orangeville, (Corps) RSM, WO Patricia Stewart, (Corps) Commanding Officer, Capt Luis Simoes, Chuck Simpson, 1st vice president, Branch 233 Orangeville.

Pictured, left to right: Barry Kimber, President of Branch 233 Orangeville, (Corps) RSM , WO Patricia Stewart, (Corps) Commanding Officer, Capt. Luis Simoes, Chuck Simpsom, 1st Vice President, Branch 233, Orangevillè.

One way poppy funds are used:


Greetings to one and all from the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 233 Orangeville. Have you ever wondered where the monies donated during our Poppy Campaign go? Well let me show you one of the programs (Operation Service Dog) (PTSD) that provides support to one group of our veterans.

Looking at the picturest above, what do you see? Individually you see a dog and a man. Put them together, you see “MAGIC”. The time and effort to put these two souls together is quite expensive, but by doing so, you make for a better life for one of our veterans who stepped up and did his duty for us and his country.

I have met both comrades and yes, I consider Chandler a comrade, and in the very short time from meeting them, the difference in the quality of life for that veteran is extra-ordinary. You can not ask for anymore (may I say) value from monies donated to a worthy cause.

So, when you see the members of the Legion out canvassing during the upcoming Poppy Campaign (starts Friday 25 October 2019) please remember that picture and what a life changing impact it has had on one of our veterans.

“Lest We Forget” “We Will Remember”