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The Royal Canadian Legion has been assisting homeless veterans across Canada for many years. In 2010, 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 your local Legion service officer or P.E.I. Provincial Command Service Officer.
Past President, P.E.I. Command,
The Royal Canadian Legion