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Article Date01-09-2009
Record TYPEVVi
Article Title Royal Canadian Legion Membership? RCL SURVEY
Article ContentNo one would diminish the incredible achievements of the Legion nor its value to veterans at large and to Canada as a whole. However, the Royal Canadian Legion’s membership is declining at the rate of approximately 15,000 members per year. Though it still boasts a membership of more than 400,000, only about 1/3 are War or CF Veterans:Veteran Statistics: According to VAC (July 2004)
Total Number CF members (serving and veterans): 490,000
Total Number of War Veterans (WWI, WWII and Korea) 250,000
 Legion Membership (end 2004 statistics)
Legion Membership Total 416,071
Actual Veterans in Legion (also includes
Commonwealth Veterans and Life non-veterans) 149,730
Total War Veterans                             52,238
Total CF Veterans (149,730 – 52,238)            97,492 
Legion percentage of total veteran population:
War Veterans (assuming all Canadian Military Veterans)  20.9%
CF Veterans (assuming all Canadian CF Veterans) 19.9
Eval SOURCE RELIABILITYC -fairly reliable
Eval INFO CREDIBILITY2 -prob true
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