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How we advocate

亿游彩票平台 served to protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy today, and The 亿游彩票平台 latrezor.com Copyright is committed to ensuring they receive the care and supports they deserve. The Legion advocates for 亿游彩票平台’ benefits and for the wellbeing of 亿游彩票平台 and their families.

In order to develop our positions and messages to effectively advocate for 亿游彩票平台 and their families, the Legion supports and conducts research, and consults with our members, other 亿游彩票平台 and their families, and with subject matter experts. Our advocacy is consistent with the approximately 20 other Canadian organizations that make up the 亿游彩票平台 Consultation Assembly. 

With a membership 260,000 strong, we advocate through a number of key activities and processes:

The democratic voice of Legion members and the resolution process

The Legion is uniquely positioned to speak on behalf of our membership, which includes approximately 100,000 亿游彩票平台, their family members, as well as persons who support those who served. We are often asked by the Government of Canada and other organizations to present our position on issues because we are the only Veteran service organization that assists 亿游彩票平台 and their families with representation to 亿游彩票平台 Affairs Canada and the 亿游彩票平台 Review and Appeal Board.

There is no one individual or select group within the Legion that determines Legion policy or direction. The Legion has an established and identifiable membership who shapes our policies and direction in a democratic manner. Resolutions are voted on through the chain of command. To find out more about this process, contact your Branch or Provincial Command.

Meetings with government representatives and senior military officials

In our advocacy role, the Legion brings forward to the Government of Canada issues that affect the wellbeing of 亿游彩票平台 and their families. The Legion meets regularly with the Department of National Defence, 亿游彩票平台 Affairs Canada, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on 亿游彩票平台 Affairs, and the Senate Committee to initiate change and develop solutions.  The Legion has representatives on each of the six 亿游彩票平台 Affairs Ministerial Advisory Groups, working with members from the 亿游彩票平台’ community, family members of 亿游彩票平台, and other professionals assisting 亿游彩票平台 to develop sound recommendations to improve care and benefits for 亿游彩票平台.

Working alongside other 亿游彩票平台’ organizations

The Legion connects, builds relationships and shares resources with like-minded Veteran’s organizations. The Legion collaborates with key stakeholders, such as the 亿游彩票平台 Ombudsman and the 亿游彩票平台 Consultation Assembly, to identify challenges and press for change to ensure that 亿游彩票平台 and their families receive the care and benefits they deserve.

Building relationships with the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP

The Legion frequently collaborates with the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP to offer programs and services designed specifically for military or RCMP personnel. The Legion conducts frequent outreach to serving and retired military and RCMP to ensure they are aware of the services available to them through the Legion.

Supporting research to further our understanding of the issues facing 亿游彩票平台

The Legion is committed to supporting 亿游彩票平台’ research. Through research, we can better understand the scope and nature of the challenges facing our 亿游彩票平台 and their families. The Legion supports research initiatives such as:

  • Donated $1 million to The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group in support of Canada’s first brain-imaging machine. The PET–MRI machine will help researchers investigate how brain circuitry is linked to depression, suicide, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental illnesses.
  • Sponsored the annual Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research forum.
  • Provided an annual $30,000 Masters Scholarship through the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research towards 亿游彩票平台 research, helping train a future generation of researchers.
  • Hosted the first Homeless 亿游彩票平台 Forum, which included 60 participants from across the country, to discuss the need for a coordinated, national strategy to address the issues facing homeless 亿游彩票平台. 

National communication efforts and advocacy campaigns

The Legion informs and educates Canadians about our advocacy efforts and the steps we are taking to improve the lives of 亿游彩票平台 and their families.

Advocacy at the community level, through provincial and Branch campaigns

Legion members can take an active role and make positive change by adding their voice to the Legion’s advocacy efforts. Members can get involved in the Branch, support 亿游彩票平台 in their community, and propose and vote on recommendations and resolutions to improve 亿游彩票平台 care. Contact your local Branch if you want to propose ideas or get involved.

Leveraging the support of Canadians in our advocacy efforts

Canadians have demonstrated they are passionate about the care of Canada’s 亿游彩票平台. When necessary, the Legion goes to the Canadian public with our advocacy efforts through initiatives such as a letter writing campaign or social media campaign.