October 29 – November 11


The 2021 HSBC Pay Tribute Campaign has come to an end. Canadians enthusiastically embraced the ‘Tap to Donate’ solution and used it to donate more than $190,000 to The Royal Canadian Legion. Thank you. The Pay Tribute boxes will return in 2022.


2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada. A symbol that makes Canadians proud, the Poppy is synonymous with honouring our Veterans.


The story and 100th anniversary of the Poppy of Remembrance


And while many of the activities surrounding The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy campaign have remained the same, the way Canadians make donations has not.


With more and more of us relying on the convenience of cards and mobile devices to make day-to-day payments, HSBC proudly partnered with The Legion to give Canadians the opportunity to support our Veterans in a safe and contactless way: the Pay Tribute donation box.

Legion - Honouring 100 years of the Poppy #POPPY100

Timeless tradition meets new technology

The HSBC Pay Tribute™ box has been thoughtfully designed as a reflection of its solemn inspirations: taking the shape of the headstones of our Fallen; bearing the words of the Halifax Cenotaph; and invoking John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”.

How it works

  • Pay Tribute Poppy boxes enable you to donate and receive a Poppy using tap and pay technology on cards, smartphones, and devices.

  • To make an optional donation of $2, $5 or $10, just place your card or tap and pay technology device on the desired donation amount and take a Poppy to wear.

  • That’s all it takes to Pay Tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for us.

There are 1,000 Pay Tribute boxes spread across Canada. Find the one closest to you.

The Royal Canadian Legion

Founded by Veterans for Veterans, The Royal Canadian Legion advocates for the care and benefits for all who served Canada, regardless of when or where they served.


The Legion provides representation and assistance to Veterans – including currently serving Canadian Armed Forces, the RCMP, and their families – and access to their services is available at no cost. The Legion helps thousands of Veterans each year and makes significant positive changes in their lives:

  • Close to 20 million dollars is donated during the National Poppy Campaign each year

  • Translates to directly supporting Veterans on issues such as homelessness, food insecurity, operational stress injury and government benefit application process

  • Canada’s largest non-profit Veteran support and community service organization

  • Close to 250,000 Legion members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their Branches

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Donate to The Royal Canadian Legion

Make a donation online to The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command Poppy Trust Fund

The Poppy Design is a registered trademark of The Royal Canadian Legion, Dominion Command and is used under licence. Copyright HSBC Bank Canada. For donation payment services inquiries, contact tiptappay.com


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