Resources for Seniors

Keeping Active in Our Community

It is important to our government, that everyone, no matter their age, can participate in activities, whether it be cultural, recreational, or social. Activities are a great way to stay up date with the community while bringing a sense of fun to our lives.

How do I know what activities are happening in my community?

Reach out to local centres such as:

  • community centres
  • service clubs
  • cultural centres
  • places of worship
  • public libraries
  • Senior Active Living Centres

Senior Active Living Centre programs are a great opportunity for seniors as these programs promote independence, active lifestyles, and engagement within communities.

Programs offered includes:

  • arts and culture programs
  • book clubs
  • fitness centre and classes
  • health and wellness services
  • lifelong learning classes
  • multicultural social groups
  • recreation and leisure activities
  • special events
  • travel

For more details on Senior Living Centre programs and to find a location closest to you, click the button below.

What is the Ontario Senior Games?

Ontario Senior Games, also known as Senior 55+ is a series of competitive events that happens in both the summer and the winter. These events are for seniors to increase social interactions and enhance physical and mental well-being. It includes a wide range of recreational activities.

Employment and Education

Our government ensures fairness and choice for workers in Ontario aged 65 or older. This is why there are many services offered by the government to make it easier for seniors who choose to work.

What resources are available to me as a worker aged 65 or older?

  • Employment Ontario
    • employment and training network that makes it easier to find employment and training programs and services needed
  • Job Bank
    • online network of national job postings, providing labour market information for all Canadian job seekers and employers
  • Ontario WorkInfoNet (OnWIN)
    • bilingual online web directory with career and volunteer opportunities

What resources are available to me ask a senior wanting to continue my studies?

  • colleges and universities offering continuing and distance education
  • Third Age Network
    • self managed groups of seniors who share learning experiences on a wide range of subjects
  • Independent Learning Centre
    • offers distance education and General Education Development (GED) testing
  • Computer Training offered by libraries

Did you Know?

The Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) will allow you to withdraw money from your RRSP to aid in paying for education, whether that be for you, your spouse, or your common-law partner.