Legion Programs For Seniors

Promote Independence

The Royal Canadian Legion's commitment to seniors dates back more than 50 years to when branches first got involved in building low rent apartment units for elderly veterans, widows and their dependents. Today, most branches conduct seniors' programs or provide services focussed on health care, home support and housing. At the national level there is advocacy for seniors' rights and their well being. As well, support is given to the work of other organizations such as Alzheimer's Canada. The Legion spends approximately $2 million and contributes 447,000 volunteer hours annually to help thousands of seniors across the nation.

Each Branch in Zone G5 has a Chair for Legion Seniors.

Please refer to the individual Branch page for the names of Chairs


Montgomery 351 Stittsville 618
Eastview 462 Richmond 625
Westboro 480 Orleans 632
Rockland 554 Barrhaven 641
Bells Corners 593  


To meet the growing need for professional training in gerontology, the Legion provides fellowships to doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists who wish to pursue post graduate study in the field.

Home Support

Dedicated to the principles of dignity and independent living for seniors, the Legion and its branches support a number of community services. These include transport, vehicles for the disabled, visits, foot care clinics, meals on wheels, telephone assurance, home maintenance, diners' clubs and meeting facilities.


The Legion is committed to providing acceptable and affordable housing for seniors and veterans. More than 100 branches have housing projects on which they spend $150,000 annually. While some projects are for veterans only, most offer accommodation to all seniors. Current housing is valued at $251 million.


Community Service and Resources

The Legion's commitment to seniors is apparent from the number of services and activities sponsored by branches. Health care, recreation and social activities are features of many branches while others offer instruction on matters such as safety, home crime proofing, avoiding fraud and con games and elder abuse.

Dominion Command of the Legion provides resources to help branches and their Ladies Auxiliaries implement and maintain seniors' programs.

Additional Resources From Provincial Command

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Links of Interest

Update from Canada's
Minister of Seniors


Active Living Coalition for Older Adults

Assistive Device Program (Ontario)

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging - Home Support Exercise Program
Canadian Consumer Information Gateway
Canadian Home Care Association
Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
Capital Assistance  Funding
City Of Ottawa
Elder Abuse
ElderCare Web
Falls Clinic - SCO Health Service
Federal Superannuates National Association - Ottawa Branch
Good Companions Centre
Government of Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
Health Canada
Health Canada's Aging and Seniors Web Resources
Hospice Association of Ontario
Humor & Fun Stuff for Senior Citizens
Ministry of Health Promotion Ontario
Para Transpo
OC Transpo
Ontario Community Support Association
Osteoporosis Canada
Ottawa Community Support Coalition
Ottawa Community Care Access Centre
Ottawa Seniors
Ottawa Valley Seniors Tours
Regional Geriatric Assessment Program of Ottawa-Carleton
Seniors' Association for Residential Accomodation and Health
Seniors Canada On-line
Seniors Citizens Council of Ottawa
Seniors Info Canada
Solva Senior Living
Veterans Affairs Canada