What We Do
Honoring the sacred sentiment of Remembrance,
while serving, promoting and acting
Operation: Leave the Streets Behind Program
“Operation: Leave the Streets Behind” is the Legion’s national homeless Veterans program that started out of Ontario Command. The program’s mission is to reach out to homeless Veterans and those at-risk of homelessness and provide them with immediate financial assistance and support. It also connects them with social and community services to establish a long term solution to meet their needs.
While “Operation: Leave the Streets Behind” program is operating in Ontario, British Columbia/Yukon, Alberta/North West Territories, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia/Nunavut and New Brunswick Commands, supports and services through the Legion are available for homeless and near-homeless Veterans and their families across the country.
In 2020, BC legion members volunteered to participate in an annual homeless count across the province.
BC/Yukon Command is currently in the process of connecting with shelters and community organizations to provide immediate financial assistance and support to homeless veterans through our Command Service Officers.
If you, or someone you know needs emergency financial assistance or support please contact a Command Service Officer.