Approximately 18 million poppies are distributed by Legionnaires, Veterans and Cadets across the nation annually. The proceeds are placed in trust to be used for the benevolent support of Veterans and their dependants. Through these Poppy Fund donations, the Legion provides financial assistance to serving and former Canadian Armed Forces members and their families who are in financial distress. Grants are available for food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance. Assistance cannot be provided over an extended period but may be offered more than once to an individual. Comforts for veterans and their surviving spouses who are hospitalized and in need may also be provided. These comforts are defined as confectioneries, reading material, flowers, personal toiletry articles, and other items of a similar nature.
- Any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Canadian Armed Forces, RCMP and their dependents
- Merchant Navy personnel who have been awarded campaign stars or decorations and their dependants
- Ex-service personnel of Commonwealth countries and their dependants who are resident in Canada
- Ex-service personnel of allied countries and their dependants who are resident in Canada
Contact: Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services | 613-992-4560 | Fund.Military@cfmws.com