Honours & Awards

The Royal Canadian Legion has established a time-honoured system for showing appreciation to members who dedicate their time in service to the branch and for outstanding service beyond the call of duty. The most common awards are:

  • Member Awards
  • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
  • Meritorious Service Award (MSA)
  • Palm Leaf
  • Life Membership
  • An award available to a person (or organization) who is not a Legion member is the Friendship Award

awardsHonours and Awards Committee Policy

awards coverThe guiding policy for all Honours and Awards is – The Ritual, Awards and Protocol Manual, Chapter 2

This publication can be viewed or downloaded from the Dominion Website www.legion.ca from the publications, guidelines and manuals section. Following is a link to some award application forms.

Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Award and Palm Leaf

Major Award Checklist

Life Membership Award

Friendship Award

Media Award

Contact Us

Your local Branch H&A Chairperson and Committee are your first resource for information. If you still have questions, feel free to send them to info@ns.legion.ca