Our Mission

About Us

The BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion Foundation is the charitable arm of the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion. Established in 1997, we are a registered charitable organization that serves communities across British Columbia and the Yukon. Through the generous donations of individuals and Legion branches, we are able to have a collective impact across British Columbia and the Yukon.

Our Mission

Our objective is to care for Veterans, first responders and their families; and seniors in local communities. We do this by running and providing funding directly to following initiatives:

Support for Veterans experiencing homelessness

  • Leave the Streets Behind: Comfort bags provide provisions while a Veteran is awaiting housing. Apartment kits provide basic household goods once permanent housing is located.
  • Veterans House Victoria (formerly Cockrell House): Supportive transitional housing to help Veterans get back on their feet again.

Support for Veterans transitioning to civilian life >

  • Career transition services: Veterans are able to fast-track their career options by gaining university credit for skills acquired while serving.
  • Mental health: Small group counselling provided by specifically trained psychologists with peer support from other Veterans.
  • Service dogs: ADI accredited and trained dogs help provide a lifeline for their Veteran.

Other support for Veterans >

  • Research in trauma and PTSD: Funding research projects and programs that investigate solutions and treatments to the unique struggles of Veterans.
  • Medical supports: Medical services and equipment that help Veterans recover from injury.

Local Giving

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