Homeless Veterans


The Legion has been assisting homeless Veterans across Canada for many years. In 2009, Ontario Command started the Veterans homeless program called “Leave the Streets Behind” program.

The plight of homeless and near homeless Veterans was of growing concern which is why the Legion launched our national homeless Veterans program, modelled after the ‘Leave the Streets Behind’ program in 2012. Almost a thousand homeless and near homeless Veterans have been helped by The Royal Canadian Legion through this program.

The program’s mission is to reach out to homeless Veterans, or near homeless Veterans, by providing immediate financial assistance and support when and where needed. It also connects them with the appropriate social and  community services to establish a long term solution to meet their needs.

If you are a Veteran or you know a Veteran that is homeless or near homeless please contact the Legion at: (613) 732-2691