1. What does the poppy represent?
The poppy represents the symbol of Remembrance.
2. Why should I wear a Poppy?
When you wear a poppy you honour the war dead and help ex-service personnel and their dependents.
3. How do I help needy ex-service personnel and their dependents?
The basic purpose of poppy funds is to provide immediate assistance to ex-servicemen and women in need. This may include food, shelter or medical attention for them or their families. Also, bursaries are granted to children and grandchildren of ex-service personnel.
4. Are there any other uses for poppy funds?
Yes. Poppy funds can be used for low-rental housing and care facilities for elderly or disabled persons and their dependents, community medical appliances and medical research, day care centres, meals-on-wheels, transportation and related services for veterans, their dependents and the aged. Donations may be given for relief of disasters declared by the federal or provincial governments.
5. Does all the money raised through the distribution of poppies and wreaths go into poppy funds?
After expenses, such as the cost of poppies, wreaths and other supplies are deducted, all remaining monies are placed in trust to be spent on those purposes authorized in the General By-laws of the Royal Canadian Legion.