Associations & Organizations

Click on the heading of each of the resources below to follow the link to that organization:

Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario    

The Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario, which was founded in 1973, is an incorporated non-profit provincial organization and a registered charity. The OACAO is funded entirely through membership fees, business partnerships, educational training ventures, management of special projects and various revenue generation initiatives. The OACAO is a recognized leader in the development of quality services, resources and supports for our network of community based older adult centres.

National Seniors Council    

The NSC was established in 2007 to advise the Government of Canada on all matters related to the well-being and quality of life of seniors. To fulfill this mandate, the Council has carried out a range of activities such as roundtables with stakeholders to examine issues of importance to seniors.

Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations    

OCSCO is a provincial organization and a registered charity.Founded in 1986, their mission is to improve the quality of life for Ontario's seniors through offering educational programs, information and referral, research and policy development, outreach and other programs.  The OCSCO membership includes over 160 seniors' organizations and individuals representing 500,000 senior citizens from across Ontario.   OCSCO is community-based and not-for-profit and includes organizations representing seniors, ethnocultural, health, native, recreational, retiree, disability and women's organizations.

The following documents are available for additional information, click on a document to download/view:

Canadian Association of Retired Teachers    

ACER-CART is ecognized by teachers, active and retired and member organizations, as a foremost organization from which sound advice can be obtained on issues related to retirement income, health and education of children

Canadian Pensioners Concerned    

Canadian Pensioners Concerned founded in 1969 in Ontario, is a provincial and national membership-based, non-partisan, voluntary organization of mature Canadians committed to preserving and enhancing a human-centred vision of life. From the perspective of elder persons, Canadian Pensioners Concerned (Ontario Division) seeks to ensure the well-being of all Canadians by promoting policies, legislation and services that allow them to reside in safe, healthy and responsive communities.

Royal Canadian Legion    

The Royal Canadian Legion is Canada's largest Veterans "ex-service person" and community service organization with more than 480,000 members and 1,600 branches in Canada, USA and Germany. They provide services to Veterans, ex-service persons, seniors, youth and numerous community-based charities.

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.

Alzheimer Society of Canada    

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

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP)    

CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to a ‘New Vision of Aging for Canada’ promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. Their mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as we age.

Canadian Seniors Games Association    

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.

Elder Dog Canada    

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.

HelpAge Canada    

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

National Academy of Older Canadians (NAOC)    

NAOC is a society dedicated to the progressive learning, social growth and intellectual development of older Canadians.Note: Their Website is temporarily down.

The 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.

Ontario Gerontology Association

The OGA, as part of its mission, works towards informing the public and the political parties of the important needs of older people. To help all parties and all candidates in the October election understand the priorities of older people, the OGA joined with 9 other seniors organizations, which together represent more than a million seniors, to develop, on a consensus basis, a set of priorities.

 To see the Priorities document developed by the consortium of 10 organizations, click here.


Provides adults 50 and older with information and instruction about computer technologies. See the Enrichment Centers for information on health, crafts, computers, and history. Check the SeniorNet Discussion area for roundtable discussions on hundreds of topics (you can join in) from the 23 topics in the World War II Memories folder to Searching the Internet (in the Computer Lessons and Projects folder). There's a directory of all the SeniorNet Learning Centers around the United States (currently more than 200).

Seniors Canada    

Seniors Canada On-line is the Government's response to seniors' request for easy electronic access to seniors-related services. The site offers access to a wide range of information for seniors from one site, various options for finding this information and offering of services from multiple government departments.

Institute for Life Course & Aging    

The institute for Life Course & Aging has a mandate to carry out research into aging from a life course perspective, including population aging, and the aged in the social, psychological and health sciences.

INFO-GO - Government of Ontario Telephone & Personnel Directory    

Telephone Directory: provides information on Government of Ontario employees, their office locations, telephone numbers and email addresses.

Offices Directory: provides information on Government of Ontario offices: office names and descriptions, postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail and Website addresses.

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