Outreach and Visitation Initiative (OVI)
Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) supports approximately 5,300 Veterans in almost 1,400 long-term care facilities. The Royal Canadian Legion delivers the Outreach and Visitation Initiative (OVI) on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada. Through this partnership, the Legion facilitates face-to-face visits with these Veterans, providing them with an opportunity to have a social visit with a Legion volunteer and to raise concerns or identify needs that might be addressed by Veterans Affairs Canada.
Become a volunteer with the OVI
If you are a Legion member, you can volunteer with OVI and make a difference in the lives of Veterans. Volunteers are selected based on the needs within the community, required skill sets, security screenings, and ability to travel to Ottawa for a one-day training seminar. Calls for volunteers are sent by Dominion Command through both Provincial Commands and Legion Branches in areas of need.