The Royal Canadian Legion needs to evolve and adapt to remain vital.
Veteran Alan Stephen of Regina, who often advocates for PTSD awareness, believes that it is something the Legion could become more involved in along with the transition back to civilian life and other initiatives for the younger veterans.
Stephen has the greatest respect for the Legion and considers it a vital community organization, but he believes there is a connotation of a new veteran rather than just being known as a veteran.
He suggests to become more welcoming, a 22 year old veteran of the Afghan War needs to be seen as equal to a World War II veteran and the Legion should cater to their needs with services like helping to transition into civilian life.
Stephen says the shift is happening slowly. He would also like to see the Legions have WiFi and large screen TVs and possibly become more of a sports-like bar and more outdoor adventure activities as the veteran of today moves into the Royal Canadian Legion.