The Royal Canadian Legion is committed to ensuring the tradition of
Remembrance remains relevant and is supported by younger generations.
We promote youth-specific education regarding Veterans and Remembrance
through a range of local and national initiatives.
The Legion encourages that Canadian schools promote Remembrance Day Ceremonies,
and the local Branches that are involved in supporting those ceremonies.
Remembrance is also promoted through the Legion’s school-aged poster and literary contests.
These contests see more than 100,000 students each year honour Canada’s Veterans through creative art and writing.
As well, the Legion distributes Poppies and educational materials, and offers schools the opportunity
to have a speaker share stories and experiences about Veterans and Remembrance with the children.
Other local activities include:
Commemorative ceremonies for youth
Legion Youth Auxiliaries coordinated at the Branch level
Support for Cadets, Scouts and Guides to strengthen their leadership and growth
Partnership with Cadets to deliver Poppy campaign
Youth scholarship and bursary programs are mostly coordinated at the Branch level
At the national level, we offer a Teaching Guide that educators across Canada can use to
enrich their curriculum and promote Remembrance. The Legion also holds the
National Remembrance Poster and Literary Contests with winning entries displayed at
the Canadian War Museum. The senior winners participate in the National Remembrance Ceremony in Ottawa, placing a wreath at the Memorial on behalf of the Youth of Canada