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Abbeyfield Houses Society of Canada (Local: Toronto, ON)

The Abbeyfield Lakeside House is located in the Hunt Club area of east Toronto, and provides room and board to seniors in a private house, with elevator. It is designed for a maximum of 10 seniors and provides a balance between privacy and independence, security and companionship.

Aberdeen Health and Community Services (Local: Brantford, ON)

A charitable organization providing quality community-based health and support services that meet client/family needs and exceed customer expectations. We strive to provide service that enhances quality of life and is accessible to all.

Acclaim Health (Regional: Oakville, ON)

A charitable organization that offers a variety of health and care programs, including community support services. Our volunteers enrich the lives of frail or isolated seniors and/or adults, through support and friendship, during friendly visits or telephone conversations.

Active Living Coalition for Older Adults

A national partnership of organizations and individuals having interest in the field of aging. We encourage older adults to maintain and enhance their well-being and independence through a lifestyle that embraces daily physical activities.

Age & Opportunity Inc. (Regional: Winnipeg, MB)

A social service agency that offers, through the central office and its network of senior centres, life-enhancing services to older adults, including information, referral, counselling, education, recreation, friendly visiting, and volunteer opportunities.

Alberta Council on Aging

A voluntary organization of groups, individuals and agencies concerned with the process of aging. It seeks to increase understanding of the impact of aging on both individuals and society, and works for change, both social and individual, in order to enhance the participation of the elderly as active members of society.

Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (A.G.I.) (Local: Montreal, QC)

Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (A.G.I.) is a nonprofit organization serving individuals and families coping with Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders in the greater Montreal area. They offer one-on-one consultations to families and diagnosed individuals; support groups for spouses and adult children; the Aisenstadt Activity Centre, which is open daily for diagnosed individuals; training for caregivers and professionals; and education and outreach.

Alzheimer Society of Canada

The latest information on Alzheimer Disease, care, research and Society programs to help Canadians affected by Alzheimer Disease.

Alzheimer Society of Montreal (Local: Montreal, QC)

This organization provides support for families and people diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's disease through art therapy, consultations, activity day centres, and in-home respite programs. They also provide professional education training sessions, multi-cultural programs, and public awareness conferences. Their services are fully bilingual.

ASK Friendship Society

A support service for seniors who need assistance to remain living in their own homes in Vancouver, B.C. Our day centre provides transportation, lunch, social programs, and many other services to seniors who qualify for our service.

Association of Spanish Speaking Seniors of the Greater Toronto Area (Local: Toronto, ON)

A nonprofit organization that promotes the well-being of Hispanic seniors and provides services such as advocacy, information, orientation, and referrals. ASHTOR develops recreational and cultural programs and activities for Hispanic seniors recognizing their cultural heritage.

Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living (Local: Toronto, ON)

A learning and wellness centre committed to maximizing the quality of life for seniors in the community and reflecting Jewish values. Services include lifelong learning, wellness, fitness, kosher Meals on Wheels, computer centre, respite care, volunteer visiting and more.

Bethany Christian Living (Local: Unionville, ON)

A Christian organization dedicated to providing the elderly with a caring environment conducive to their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The organization operates Bethany Lodge, a care facility, Bethany Manor, a retirement living facility, and Bethany Courts, life lease condominiums.

Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe (Local: Burlington, ON)

A seniors' dance group (men and women) dedicated to dispelling the stereotypical myths associated with aging. We demonstrate through live performances of tap, jazz and musical theatre the stamina, talent and vitality of the post-50 generation.

Calgary Seniors' Resource Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

The society's mission is to enhance the quality of life and human dignity of seniors, by supporting their independence through home services and community based programs.

Canadian Association of Retired Persons

Canadian Seniors' Games Association (National)

CSGA believes that every Canadian individual aged 55 years and over has the fundamental right to the opportunities for enrichment, fulfilment and improved quality of life and health provided through participation in a broad variety of recreation, sport, and organized games activities.

CARP - Canada's Association for the Fifty-Plus (National)

CARP's mandate is to effectively promote the rights and quality of life of mature Canadians. A non-profit organization, CARP does not receive government operating funding in order to maintain its independence.

Capital City Volunteers (Local: Victoria, BC)

Provides one to one volunteer outreach services to help seniors with disabilities stay independent in their own homes in the municipality of Victoria, BC.

Central Neighbourhood House (Local: Toronto, ON)

CNH provides essential and innovative services to young people, seniors, new Canadians and all members of Toronto's downtown east community. It provides spaces, services and opportunities that engage all community members in enhancing their quality of life and in building healthy, inclusive neighbourhoods.

Christie Gardens

A nonprofit three level "continuum of care" for seniors within a traditional Christian environment which is operated by a volunteer board of directors.

Circle Drive Place (Local: Saskatoon, SK)

A retirement community offering seniors affordable life-lease condominium ownership and rental options, support services, abundant activities, all in a warm, caring, Christian environment.

Circle of Care (Local: Toronto, ON)

Circle of Care is dedicated to supporting independence and of the quality of life of individuals in their homes. Offering a wide range of home and community programs, including homemaking and personal support, social work and volunteer-supported services, they strive to help clients live as comfortably as possible in their own home environments, and reduce the challenges they face due to physical, emotional, cognitive, or mental health issues.

Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa (Local: Ottawa, ON)

Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa sets up one-to-one matches between volunteer advocates and people with disabilities. They support people with a wide range of disabilities including physical limitations, developmental delays, mental illness, and disabilities related to aging.

Community Care Durham (Regional: Port Perry, ON)

A nonprofit organization that provides support services to adults and their caregivers in Durham Region who have needs related to physical disability, aging, and/or mental health. Their mission is to help people live at home with a network of support in caring communities.

Community Care Haliburton County

A nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable seniors 55+ and/or physically disabled adults 18+ to remain independent in their own homes for a longer period, and to cooperate with others in the county to create an awareness of client needs and enhance the quality of their life.

Community Care Kawartha Lakes

Community Care provides high quality support services throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes enabling seniors and special needs clients to remain as independent as possible in their own communities.

Community Care Peterborough (Local: Peterborough, ON)

Provides volunteer-based support services throughout Peterborough County and City. Services are provided to help seniors (age 60+) and adults (age 18+) with physical challenges to remain independent in their homes.

Community Home Assistance to Seniors (CHATS) (Local: Aurora, ON)

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for seniors who choose an independent lifestyle in Ontario's York Region. CHATS has grown to be the leading provider of volunteer, homemaking and caregiver relief services for the area.

Community Links (Regional: Halifax, NS)

Community Links is a provincial association serving rural seniors and volunteers throughout Nova Scotia. We work to build healthy communities and enhance the quality of life for seniors through community development and volunteer action.

Community Outreach Programs in Addictions (COPA) (Local: Toronto, ON)

COPA has provided outreach services for older adults looking with addictions for approximately 25 years. Many of their clients have concurrent disorders (substance abuse and mental health issues) as well as issues related to aging and marginalization.

Community Support Services of Niagara (Regional: Niagara, ON)

Not-for-profit agency providing comprehensive services to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently in their own homes. Programs include meals on wheels, volunteer visiting, transportation, homemaking, home maintenence, and safety at home.

Cornerstone Care Society (Regional: Surrey, BC)

Cornerstone Care Society provides a full range of home care and support services to the seniors, disabled adults, and families of Delta, Surrey, White Rock and Langley. It was founded to provide services that go beyond those available from traditional home support agencies.

Council on Aging of Ottawa (Local: Ottawa, ON)

The Council on Aging of Ottawa is a bilingual voluntary organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all seniors in Ottawa. It works with and for seniors in the community to voice issues and concerns to all levels of government and to the general public.

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (Local: Montreal, QC)

Provides a full range of programs and services for senior adults to help them maintain their independence and promote their quality of life.

Dartmouth Seniors' Service Centre (Local: Dartmouth, NS)

Since 1976 the Dartmouth Seniors' Service Centre has been providing activities and services which may not otherwise readily available in the community. The Centre offers various social, physical, and educational programs.

Downsview Services to Seniors (Local: Toronto, ON)

A not-for-profit neighbourhood agency that provides a myriad of in-home services, events, and activities for seniors and others in the Downsview area.

Dufferin County Community Support Services

Assists seniors and the physically disabled to remain in their own homes by planning and coordinating support services such as Meals on Wheels, home help and maintenance, adult day program, respite, transportation, and friendly visiting.

Edmonton Meals On Wheels (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Since 1969, Edmonton Meals on Wheels has been providing home delivered, hot meal service for seniors and housebound individuals who cannot prepare or cook their own meals. They also provide frozen meals, grocery delivery, personal shopping and nutrition workshops.

ElderDog Canada Inc. (National: Toronto, ON)

ElderDog is a national organization with a mission to provide care and companionship for older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness or death of a human companion; assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions; educate health and animal care professionals and the general public about the human-animal bond and the significant role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors; and honour life and loss of canine companions through commemoration.

Encore Seniors' Education Centre (Local: Cornwall, ON)

A nonprofit, charitable organization that provides courses for seniors in any topic for which a teacher and students are available. Their courses are available to seniors and adults over 50 in Cornwall, Ontario and the surrounding counties.

Excel Society

Serves people, with or without disabilities, who require assistance with daily living routines, accessing community resources, and/or securing and maintaining employment.

Family Caregivers' Network Society (Regional: Victoria, BC)

Provides support, education and information to individuals who are caregivers of adult family members or friends, who live at home or in a facility, and are frail, elderly, disabled or ill. Services include support groups, resource library, workshops, and newsletter.

Fools for Health (Local: Windsor, ON)

This organization works with seniors' homes to increase the quality of life for the residents. Fools for Health Familial-Clowns engage in activities that help rejuvenate creative, expressive, and communication skills among residents. Familial-Clowns work closely with all residents, but especially with those with dementia, to connect to the past and to be present in the here and now.

Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging (COA) (Regional: Kingston, ON)

The COA is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of seniors in South-Eastern Ontario through education, advocacy, and research. They offer resources, presentations, trainings, community consultations, a 24/7 elder abuse peer support line, and recommendations to all levels of government.

GEF Seniors Housing (Local: Edmonton, AB)

Greater Edmonton Foundation ensures seniors have the opportunity to enjoy a community oriented lifestyle, a home environment and a sense of well-being by providing affordable, quality residences, including supportive services, delivered by dedicated and qualified people.

Good Companions (Local: Ottawa, ON)

The Good Companions is a not-for-profit organization that offers programs and services in partnership with volunteers, to promote, enhance and support the well-being, independence and zest for living of both seniors and of adults with physical disabilities in the Ottawa area.

Good Samaritan Society (Regional: Edmonton, AB)

The Good Samaritan Society has over 55 years of experience in providing complex/continuing care, assisted living and other specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments. We are committed to and constantly strive to provide a quality of care that will enable the elderly and the physically and mentally challenged to experience an optimum quality of life.

Grand-Parenting Again Canada (Regional: St. Catharines, ON)

Grand-Parenting Again Canada (also known as GPAC) is a not-for-profit support group for grandparents and extended family members raising related children (grandchildren, nieces/nephews, etc). Founded in St. Catherines in 2000, GPAC was created by grandparents to help meet the needs of the community and services many families each year.

Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

The goals of the society are to offer and operate a comprehensive program of assistance to the elderly, the physically and developmentally disabled, and other socially disadvantaged people in the community, and to promote community involvement and cooperation.

Groupe Harmonie (Local: Montreal, QC)

Groupe Harmonie provides support services for people age 55 and over who are struggling with addictions such as alcohol, drugs, other substances, or gambling.

Guelph Independent Living (Local: Guelph, ON)

Guelph Independent Living offers a variety of programs and services to support adults with physical disabilities and the elderly.

Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre (Local: Winnipeg, MB)

A multi-purpose senior centre that promotes the physical, mental, social, and spiritual well being of older adults, thereby promoting independent living and participation in community life.

Hastings Manor Foundation (Local: Belleville, ON)

A registered charity made up of a group of volunteers dedicated to raising funds to help provide the residents of Hastings Manor with the comforts of home.

HelpAge Canada (International: Ottawa, ON)

A non-denominational, nonprofit international development organization dedicated exclusively to assisting elderly people living in poverty in Canada and the developing world since 1975.

Helping Hands (Local: Orillia, ON)

This organization has offered home and community support services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in Orillia and the surrounding townships since 1972. Personal care, homemaking, transportation, meals on wheels, supportive housing, foot care, social events, emergency response, computer tutoring, and other services are provided by staff and volunteers.

Hispanic Future Care (Local: Toronto, ON)

Hispanic Future Care envisions to undertake activities aiming at creating awareness in the midst of the Hispanic community about the aging process, preserving dignity and well-being of Hispanic elders and paving the way to adequate care when they arrive at the time they cannot fend for themselves, erasing preconceived notions that long term care is equivalent to abandonment.

Home and Community Support Services of GreyBruce

A team of caring staff and volunteers who provide community based services that support independence and enhance the quality of daily life for seniors, adults and their families.

Huron Respite Network

Provides the opportunity for a caregiver to arrange a regular or occasional break in order to maintain balance in their lives and prevent family breakdown or crisis.

Kerby Centre (Local: Calgary, AB)

A seniors resource centre whose mission, to assist older people to live as well as possible for as long as possible as residents in the community, is realized through health, wellness, educational, recreational and social programs delivered by staff and volunteers.

Hamilton East Kiwanis Boys’ and Girls’ Club (Local: Hamilton, ON)

A nonprofit organization running a variety of programs in the Hamilton area, including a day program for seniors and adults with physical or cognitive impairments, as well as athletic and social programs for children. They also offer a parent support group and a play centre for pre-school children.

Korean Senior Citizens Society of Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

A registered nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting Korean immigrant seniors by providing social services, educational and recreational programs and a drop-in centre with ethno-linguistic and cultural sensitivity in the Greater Toronto Area.

Lambton Elderly Outreach (Local: Wyoming ON)

Lambton Elderly Outreach provides quality community support services to seniors over the age of 60 and disabled adults living in Lambton County. Our services include home help, diner's clubs, fitness classes, Meals on Wheels, transportation among many others.

Langley Meals on Wheels Services Society (Local: Langley, BC)

Langley Meals on Wheels Services Society supports residents of the City and Township of Langley who are unable to prepare their own nutritional meals. They serve seniors and others whose lives have changed making them dependent on our volunteers to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.

LINKages Society (Local: Calgary, AB)

This organization's mission is to foster friendships between youth and seniors to enhance their personal strengths and quality of life by providing intergenerational programs and services.

LOFT (Regional: Toronto, ON)

LOFT is a nonprofit, community-service organization dedicated to providing housing and housing support services to the disabled, homeless, or ill. They operate mainly in the Toronto and North York region and have several homes established to meet clients' needs.

Loyola Arrupe Centre for Seniors (Local: Toronto, ON)

2. A charitable organization that offers a wide variety of recreational activities, programs and services to meet the diverse needs of people aged 55 and above.

Manitoba Society of Seniors

Marianhill Inc. (Local: Pembroke, ON)

A full-service provider, specializing in geriatric care. Marianhill has evolved into a 200-bed facility, offering long-term and chronic care and provides quality care for all residents.

Mature Dog Adoptions (Regional: Ontario)

A unique senior-to-senior Ontario-wide program that matches seniors (and mature adopters) with senior dogs rescued from shelters (to be destroyed due to age, many from elderly owners). We recognize the mental/physical health benefits of pet ownership for seniors.

Meals On Wheels Sudbury

An organization committed to quality, community-based programming which enhances and promotes independence. We have a long history of delivering high quality, home-cooked meals to a variety of clients within the community.

Memorial Society of BC (Regional: Vancouver, BC)

The Memorial Society of BC advocates on behalf of its members to keep the costs of funerals down, and monitors the funeral industry and the legislation that affects it.

Mid-Toronto Community Services

A not-for-profit organization that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of seniors and adults living with disabilities or illness by providing programs and services to promote healthy and independent living.

Miriam Foundation (The) (Local: Mount Royal, QC)

The Miriam Foundation is a not-for profit foundation that supports rehabilitative, vocational and residential services for children, adults and seniors with intellectual disabilities in Montreal, to promote their integration into society. We offer training and education to professionals and parents and publish a quarterly magazine for parents of special needs children, Exceptional Family.

Mon Sheong Foundation

The Mon Sheong Foundation is a Canadian registered charitable organization, dedicated to the promotion of Chinese culture, heritage, language and philosophy through caring for the elderly, encouraging the young and providing programs and services in response to the needs of our communities. In addition to a modern facility for seniors located in downtown Toronto, the foundation operates a successful heritage school, youth group and health centre.

National Academy of Older Canadians (NAOC)

NAOC is a society dedicated to the progressive learning, social growth and intellectual development of older Canadians.

National Broadcast Reading Service

A 24-hour audio newsstand that gives senior citizens and people with vision impairments access to printed media. It provides round the clock information from Canadian newspapers and magazines, and develops other forms of media (such as described video) to make them accessible.

Neighbourhood Link Support Services

An innovative community-based agency that actively promotes people's independence and dignity. Responding to the needs of youth, adults, newcomers, and seniors, they provide a continuum of services including employment, housing, and health services. For more than 30 years they have successfully combined research and advocacy initiatives with responsive client-centered services.

Nepean Seniors' Home Support

A registered charitable organization assisting seniors to live independently through the provision of volunteer and paid services. Services include Meals on Wheels, home help, respite care, transportation to medical appointments, and more for seniors and disabled adults in the community.

New Horizons Tower (Local: Toronto, ON)

As a not-for-profit residence, New Horizons Tower offers various affordable long-term retirement  and assisted living accommodations as well as safe and affordable student housing and bed & breakfast services for travellers. At New Horizons Tower, we encourage our residents to live dignified and active lives while staying involved in the community.

One Care Home and Community Support Services

A nonprofit home support service agency that uses volunteers to provide a variety of services which assist senior citizens and adults with disabilities living independently in the community.

Ontario Coalition of Senior Citizens' Organizations

OCSCO's mission is to improve the quality of life for Ontario's seniors by encouraging seniors involvement in all aspects of society, by keeping them informed on current issues, and by focusing on programs to benefit an aging population. We are a coalition of over 120 seniors' groups as well as individuals from across Ontario. Together, we represent the concerns of over 500,000 senior citizens.

Ontario Gerontology Association (Regional: Toronto, ON)

The Ontario Gerontology Association promotes quality of life for older people throughout the province. It advocates on behalf of all older people with a focus on positive aging and the many contributions that seniors can and do make to society.

Over 55 London (Local: London, ON)

This organization helps older adults improve their economic security, sense of community and quality of life by connecting them to income earning opportunities and services.

Pare Labrecque Training Centre (Regional: Sylvan Lake, AB)

Our mission is to ensure that seniors with cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer's and other diseases are treated with compassion, respect and unconditional love through all stages of their illness. We train caregivers across Alberta in the Congruent Compassionate Approach™.

Peel Senior Link (Local: Mississauga, ON)

Peel Senior Link is a nonprofit charitable organization established in 1991 to provide personal care and homemaking services. Its mission is to make independent living possible for senior citizens who might otherwise be expected to enter more institutional settings, such as long-term care facilities and hospitals.

Performing Arts Lodges (PAL) Toronto (Local: Toronto, ON)

PAL's mission is to offer assistance to, and create and encourage programs and services for older, disabled, or needy members and associates of Canada’s professional performing arts community in the areas of health, well-being, and affordable accommodation.

Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Vancouver (Local: Vancouver, BC)

A not-for-profit charitable society created to provide quality affordable housing and support for seniors in the performing arts and allied professions.

Prince Albert & District Community Service Centre (Local: Prince Albert, SK)

A nonprofit organization that works closely with several local agencies to provide a variety of services to the Prince Albert community, including a Seniors Transportation Program. 

Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association (Local: Picton, ON)

The mission of this organization is to assist older adults to live in a home environment in reasonable independence. They offer assessment and referral to a wide range of local programs designed to support seniors living independently.

PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc. (Regional: Charlottetown, PE)

The PEI Senior Citizens’ Federation Inc. (PEISCF) is a provincial not for profit organization whose membership includes close to forty member clubs across the Island and individuals. The Federation acts as a voice for seniors and advocates for a better quality of life on their behalf.

The Purple Elephant Campaign (National: Toronto, ON)

The Purple Elephant Campaign is a not-for-profit organization that works towards increasing awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease across all levels of society. Globally, they educate, organize events, develop products and spread awareness on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease while focusing on connecting those affected by these diseases with their loved ones and caregivers. They are committed to continuous innovation and product development to aide our aging population with memory care.

SAM Program (Regional: Hamilton, ON)

The SAM Program is for adults and seniors, who reside in the community and require a therapeutic day program or whose caregivers are in need of a regular respite service. It is offered in three Hamilton community based centres.

Santropol Roulant (Local: Montreal, QC)

A nonprofit organization founded and run by young people in the community which brings people together across cultures and generations through an innovative meals-on-wheels service, intergenerational activities, and volunteer programs.

Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association Inc. (SSFA) (Regional: Saskatchewan)

The Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association Inc. (SSFA) is a volunteer, non-governmental organization formed in 1984 in response to the need for an activity program for people fifty years of age and older.

Seniors Computer Information Project

Seniors Healthy Aging Resource Environment (SHARES) (Local: Abbotsford, BC)

An umbrella organization that works together with partners to provide services, information, and support for all seniors. Its mission is to promote and protect the best interests of senior citizens in the Abbotsford, BC area.

Seniors' Information Centre (Local: Moncton, NB)

The mission of the Seniors' Information Centre is to meet the needs of senior citizens and their families by assisting them in accessing relevant information that will help them to lead more independent and meaningful lives.

Seniors Life Enhancement Centres (Local: Mississauga, ON)

Seniors Life Enhancement Centres provide individualized social and recreational programs in a safe and encouraging environment. Centre I provides an adult day program for memory impaired and/or frail seniors. Centre II provides an adult day program for seniors with physical disabilities.

Seniors Resource Centre - Access Ability Guide (Local: Brantford, ON)

The Seniors' Resource Centre is a nonprofit organization, that offers free assistance to seniors in Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations and the surrounding region. They offer programs to help with government forms, long-term care programs, nursing homes, and other important services that seniors need to navigate.

Seniors Services Society (Regional: New Westminster, BC)

Seniors Services Society is a nonprofit agency located in New Westminster, part of Metro Vancouver BC, that provides local and provincial programs and services that support older adults to live as independently as possible. They provide support services, housing assistance for homeless seniors or those at risk of homelessness, and community education.

Services to Assist Independent Living (SAIL) (Local: Gananoque, ON)

A not-for-profit, charitable agency that provides community support services to seniors, adults with physical disabilities, and convalescents living in their own homes. SAIL, with the help of volunteers, provides services such as Meals on Wheels, escorted transportation and many other essential services to clients living in the townships of Front of Yonge, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, and the town of Gananoque.

Silver Circle (Local: Toronto, ON)

Silver Circle is a charity that provides support to seniors and their caregivers with a complete circle of high quality and affordable services. All services are based on their mission: to help seniors live independently for longer.

Silver Harbour Centre (Local: North Vancouver, BC)

Silver Harbour Centre’s mission is to inspire and enhance the physical and mental well-being of adults 55 plus. Silver Harbour has over 70 different programs and activities designed to keep seniors active, stay mentally fit, develop creativity and make new friends. They also offer a number of helpful services including meals and refreshments, legal advice, friendly visiting and more.

Simon Fraser University Seniors Program

The SFU Seniors Program offers intellectually stimulating and academically challenging courses for adults 55 or better. All courses are held at Harbour Centre in downtown Vancouver, beginning in September, January and May of each year. The program also offers a series of special Free Saturday Seniors Forums, as well as a Canada-wide Outreach Project.

Simcoe Community Services (SCC) (Local: Barrie, ON)

Simcoe Community Services (SCC) provides supports to children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities in Barrie, Orillia, Bradford-West Gwillimbury and surrounding townships. SCC provides access to a diverse range of services at any stage in their life from preschool to teenage years, as a young adult or a senior. Service options include preschool programs, community involvement, family support or employment.

Smile Theatre (Regional: Toronto, ON)

Dedicated to performing musical theatre productions for senior citizens throughout Ontario. We have toured the province for over thirty years and perform for thousands of seniors every season in residences, activity centre, care facilities and hospitals.

South Granville Seniors Centre

The South Granville Seniors Friendship Centre Society provides programs and services to promote healthy and independent life styles for seniors in the South Granville and Fairview districts and the surrounding communities of Vancouver.

Spectra Community Support Services (formerly TeleCare Distress Centre)

Nonprofit organization offers a TeleCheck Seniors Program free to those 55+. Touching base by phone includes listening and emotional support, ensuring safety, medication reminders, and more. Registration at 416-646-8450.

Spruce Hill Lodge (Local: South Porcupine, ON)

Spruce Hill Lodge in a nonprofit charitable organization. Our mandate is to provide affordable accommodations in a friendly, safe and supportive atmosphere to a community of senior citizens wishing to live independently. Our mission statement is "We provide quality living for Seniors in our Community".

St. Hilda's Towers

St. Hilda's Towers is a senior citizen complex of three towers in the Dufferin - Eglinton district of Metropolitan Toronto. In addition to residential care, it provides, services and programs to residents. St. Hilda's Towers operates as a Supportive Housing facility under the Long-term Care Division of the Ministry of Health and the Lewis Garnsworthy Residence is a Ministry of Housing facility.

St. Paul's L'Amoreaux Centre (Local: Scarborough, ON)

A caring, client-focused, not for profit organization, this group is dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors by providing services and housing in an accessible, professional and progressive manner. St. Paul's offers seniors' housing, community services and recreational programs for residents and community clients.

St. Vincent's Nursing Home (Local: Halifax, NS)

A private, not-for-profit nursing home with a mission to provide quality care and services in a home-like atmosphere. The health professionals at Saint Vincent's provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to residents to help them achieve a sense of well-being and security.

Sunshine Centres for Seniors (Local: Toronto, ON)

Our mission is to seek out isolated and frail seniors who because of age disability, poverty, family and/or community disintegration need to be connected with a supportive community. Programs are designed to engage these at-risk seniors in a series of social/recreational/health promotion programs which provide stimulation and enjoyment while encouraging mutual support to enhance their physical/cognitive/emotional well being and thereby support independent living.

Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre (Local: Tillsonburg, ON)

Offers a variety of programs and services including adult basic literacy, employment services for youth and adults, and home support services for seniors and the disabled.

Trinity Village (Local: Kitchener, ON)

Trinity Village is a supportive and caring retirement community offering a continuum of care. Trinity Village has life-lease town homes, an assisted living retirement residence, a long-term care centre and also offers day programs to seniors in the Waterloo Region.

Victoria Target Theatre Society (Local: Victoria, BC)

Founded in 1986, Target Theatre has grown from a group of senior citizens interested in the performing arts into an active theatre company of mature actors playing their part as advocates for the elderly. Using drama as a teaching tool, this troupe performs for health care professionals and lay care givers, students and the public.

Victorian Order of Nurses Halton

VON Halton, a registered charity, offers high quality, client-focused community health and support services. VON's core values - respect, participation, responsiveness, courage - have guided service delivery since 1930. As an accredited health care organization, VON Halton is committed to meeting rapidly changing social and health care needs.

Victorian Order of Nurses Hastings, Northumberland, Prince Edward Island

A branch of VON Canada, a national nonprofit voluntary health care organization which addresses the health needs of people in their community. Services include visiting nursing, foot care clinics, PSW/Homemaking as well as community support programs including Meals on Wheels, Adult Day, Friendly Visiting, SMART and Transportation.

Victorian Order of Nurses Peel

VON Peel, a not-for-profit organization, provides high-quality, community health and human care programs and services through the specialized care and support of Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Personal Support Workers, Home Support Workers and Volunteers who live and work in the Region of Peel.

Villa Charities (Local: Toronto, ON)

In addition to providing culturally sensitive care for the elderly, the Villa Charities family of organizations is also committed to assisting individuals with developmental disabilities and has a mandate of encouraging community participation through fitness, culture and the arts.

VoicePrint Canada (National: Calgary, AB)

VoicePrint Canada brings the latest news, information and entertainment from Canada's top newspapers and magazines, to millions of Canadians who for whatever reason are blind, literacy-challenged, or have limited access to newspapers. Volunteer readers and producers create top-notch, in-depth news and information shows that are broadcast nation-wide. VoicePrint Canada is breaking the information barrier.

Victorian Order of Nurses - Greater Halifax Branch (Local: Halifax, NS)

VON of Greater Halifax is a charitable, non-profit organization providing client-centred community health and support services. Founded in 1897, a range of services are offered by staff and volunteers to encourage individuals to maintain their independence in the community.

Villa Charities (Local: Toronto, ON)

Villa Charities continues provides culturally sensitive care and improves the quality of life for seniors, and also assists individuals with intellectual disabilities or mental illness pursue their life dreams and goals.

Volunteer Grandparents (Local: Burnaby, BC)

Volunteer Grandparents endeavours to support and encourage multigenerational relationships and the concept of the extended family. Our mission is to "bridge and enrich the generations" by fostering intergenerational understanding, communication and cooperation between the generations. Volunteer Grandparents provides two main programs: the Family Match Program and the School Grandparent Program.

West Toronto Support Services (WTSS) (Local: Toronto, ON)

West Toronto Support Services is a community not-for-profit organization that provides practical assistance and social support to seniors and their caregivers living in our community. Our services include PSWs, Meals on Wheels, Foot Care, Transportation to appointments and shopping.

White Rock Come Share Society (Local: White Rock & Surrey, BC)

The White Rock Come Share Society is committed to assisting seniors to achieve as much independence as possible and remain living at home. Come Share operates two adult day centers that offer therapeutic programs that are designed to meet individual levels of independence. While seniors enjoy a day at Come Share, caregivers enjoy a day of respite.

Yaletown House (Local: Vancouver, BC)

Yaletown House is a nonprofit care facility for seniors requiring complex care. They provide evidence-based care and services, using a holistic model, that focuses on facilitating a living and working environment that promotes and balances safety, risk-taking, and the needs of the residents and employees.

Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care (Local: Scarborough, Markham & Mississauga, ON)

With roots in the Chinese culture, and a deep respect for seniors, Yee Hong's four centres provide the highest quality of ethnically and linguistically appropriate services to seniors of various backgrounds. Through these services and community building, we strive to enable seniors at various stages of their golden years to live their lives to the fullest, in the healthiest, most independent and dignified way.

York West Active Living Centre (Local: Weston, ON)

York West Active Living Centre is a community-based resource centre for persons 55+. Their vision is to promote, encourage and support healthy, independent living.

YWCA Hamilton

Serving the community for 115 years, YWCA Hamilton is a leading, charitable, nonprofit, community organization providing high quality, affordable programs, social services, volunteer leadership and education for women and their families. The YWCA operates two Seniors' Active Living Centres and serves over 6,500 retired women and men aged 55+.

Mel Jr. & Marty Zajac Foundation

Builds adaptable seniors' and special needs housing that incorporates intergenerational programs which allow children and seniors to interact in mutually beneficial shared activities, and promote a sense of community.