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If you feel that you need help or someone to talk to about anything, Veterans Affairs has a Veterans Assistance Services line 24/7. Please don’t hesitate to call:


If you wish to get ahold of Veterans Affairs Canada, please call:


If you wish to get in touch with Veterans Affairs in Hamilton:

(905) 572-2531

55 Bay St. N., Hamilton, Ontario L8R 3P7

The Legion’s Definition of a Veteran

A Veteran is any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Canadian Forces, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies, or as a Regular Member of The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or as a Peace Officer in Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation, or has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.

What can the Legion do for you?

The Royal Canadian Legion has so many services they can help you with. They include:

·   Meet with the Legion Service Officer to help identify unmet health or support needs and review possible benefits through VAC, as well as other supports available.

·  Get assistance with completing the Legion Claims Form and receive a referral to Legion Command Service Officers for individual assistance.

· Request benevolent financial assistance through the Poppy Fund.

·   Request Visits to Veterans in Retirement and long term care facilities.

·       Access Veterans support and care programs as offered through the branch.

All you have to do is pick up the phone and call your local Legion. It doesn’t cost anything and you have nothing to lose.

For more information on what the Legion can do for you please go to

We are here to help.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 Burlington

Phone (905) 639-6400

This is just a reminder, that if you are a Veteran or a direct family member of a Veteran and haven’t joined the Legion yet, we are offering a free one-year membership!

Branches need members like you to get involved and make an impact in the lives of your fellow Veterans, with peer-run social programs like Operation Vetbuild and Buddy Check Coffee.

Want to get involved? Join your local Legion branch today!, if you are joining our Branch, specify Branch 05-060 Burlington .

Ontario Training Veterans for In-Demand Careers

The Ontario government is investing $4.3 million in four innovative training projects to help 356 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members prepare for in-demand jobs and transition to civilian life. Every year, 8,000 Canadian Armed Forces members are released from service.  Get more information HERE. 

Plus, you should be aware of the Soldiers’ Aid Commission provides financial assistance to Ontario’s eligible Veterans and their families in financial need. The Commission supplements support offered by the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada.  Get more information HERE.

Wheels for the Wise - Veterans transportation

There is a new project open to Veterans called Wheels for the Wise.  It's an approved Veteran Affairs service provider that provides Veterans transportation to and from their medical appointments for their pension related conditions. This service, once approved, is at no cost to the veteran. They direct all fees to Medavie Blue Cross. All you have to do is register by calling 613-709-9473.  Get more information on this service at .