Youth Education Program
Branch Youth Education Chair
Legions throughout Canada sponsor youth programs
that include sports, cadet corps, scouts, and
leadership training and remembrance activities.
It is our aim to help youth learn an
appreciation for teamwork, leadership, duty and
most importantly, remembrance. The branch’s
Youth Education program is divided into
Remembrance and Leadership.
The Legion believes educating our youth on the
high cost of their freedom is one of our most
important roles in today’s society. We must
impress upon young people who have never known
war, that freedom was won at the cost of many
lives; young lives like their own. Our annual
poster, literary and essay contests with a
remembrance theme, help focus the attention of
the participants on those who gave all for the
freedom we enjoy.
Remembrance Day Poster and Literary Contest is part of the
Legion's Youth program. It is meant to foster an understanding
of the sacrifices made on our behalf by many young men and women
in World Wars I and II, and the Korean War. To this day, many
brave young men and women put their personal security at risk in
the name of peace and humanity in places like Bosnia, Cyprus,
Haiti, East Timor, Afghanistan, etc.
For many, many years, The Royal Canadian Legion has sponsored
the Annual Literary and Poster Contest that is open to
all Canadian school children. The youths that participate in the
contest assist the Legion in one of our primary goals –
fostering the tradition of remembrance amongst Canadians.
information of the Remembrance Day Contests,
Ontario Command Branches promote youth leadership in many ways.
Through our sponsorship of local cadet organizations, our
branches provide opportunities for youth to learn more about
citizenship, about leadership and about themselves. Through
cadet training, young people learn about duty, personal
discipline and take part in activities such as survival
training, sports, citizenship, team building, cadet summer camps
and other leadership building activities. Our branch uses public
speaking as a way to promote leadership.
Public Speaking Contest
The Public Speaking Contest, part of the Legion's Youth program,
is meant to give young people an opportunity to speak in public.
The individual chooses their own subject matter for the address.
More information on the
Public Speaking Contest please