RMR Association (Legion Branch 14)
The Royal Canadian Legion cares for all those who have served our nation. As members, we show our thanks by supporting and advocating for Veterans, by remembering their sacrifices, and by continuing the tradition of service in helping our communities. Our mission is to serve Veterans, including serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote Remembrance, and to serve our communities and our country.
The RMR Association (Branch 14) of The Royal Canadian Legion traces it’s origins back to September 1919 when the men of the 14th CEF (RMR) who had returned victorious to Canada voted to form an “Old Comrades Association”. The RMR Association has proudly marched with the Regiment on Remembrance Day and Church parades, taken care of veterans and their dependents, and promoted Remembrance throughout the community ever since.
Founded by Veterans and for Veterans, the Legion is devoted to supporting the men and women who served our country and put their lives on the line for our freedom and way of life.
Contributions received from the Poppy campaign directly support Veterans and their families, and ensure Canada never forgets.
The history of the poppy is available here
Use of Poppy Trust Funds
Through your donations to the Legion Poppy Fund, the Legion provides financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need. Poppy Funds may be used for:
Grants for food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance
Housing accommodation and care facilities
Funding for Veteran Transition Programs that are directly related to the training, education and support needs of Veterans and their families
Comforts for Veterans and their surviving spouses who are hospitalized and in need
Veterans visits, transportation, reading programs and day trips
Accessibility modifications to assist Veterans with disabilities
Educational bursaries for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Veterans
Support of cadet units
Community drop-in centres, meals-on-wheels, and seniors services in communities where Veterans would benefit
Community medical appliances, medical training and medical research which will assist in the care of Veterans in the community
Support the work of Legion Command and Branch Service Officers across Canada in assisting and representing Veterans
Donations for relief of disasters declared by federal or provincial governments which impact Veteran in those communities
Promotion and administering of Remembrance activities to ensure Canadians never forget the sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans
Over the years this Association has morphed several times, responding to the needs of its members and the Regiment. At one time there was even a Toronto Club of the RMR Association, as shown below. The RMR Association became part of the Legion in 1935.
Today the RMR Association, a.k.a. “the Branch”, numbers over 100 members and meets monthly in the RMR’s armoury from September – May, with a break over the summer. The Branch’s main focus is supporting veterans & the RMR Family, and promoting Remembrance through the conduct of the annual Poppy Campaign.
The RMR Association also announced the launch of their Bursary Program at the end of 2013 which is open to all members of the RMR Association, as well as there is an ADDITIONAL program for students available through the Legion: Quebec Provincial Command of The Royal Canadian Legion administers an independent Bursary Program for eligible applicants.
If you’re not a member already, please consider joining soon, membership forms can be downloaded here. Annual dues are $60.00 and includes the Legion magazine.