211 Ontario Helps Seniors Find Support ... Call Our Helpline Today

Friday Jan 26th, 2018


The 211 helpline in Ontario answered more than 325,000 calls last year. One third of those calls were for basic needs like housing, food, financial assistance and help with utility bills. As well, many calls were from seniors and caregivers wanting to discover what practical help from community and social services was available, how to access it, and if financial help exists for life’s challenges. Calling 2-1-1 is one of the best ways to learn about community... [read more]

New Action Plan for Seniors in Ontario

Wednesday Nov 15th, 2017


New Action Plan Provides More Fairness for Seniors and Enhances Support Across the Province Every person in Ontario should benefit from the opportunities the province has to offer, no matter their age. That’s why the province is acting to make sure that all seniors can access the support they need at every stage of their life. Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre in Hamilton today to announce Aging with Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan... [read more]

What every older Canadian should know about: Income and benefits from government programs

Wednesday Jul 19th, 2017


There are many government programs designed to help older Canadians stay financially independent. In most cases you must apply for income or benefits from a government program. If you are eligible, the amount you receive may depend on your level of income. The majority of programs start at age 65, but some can start earlier. The most important thing to know about almost all government programs is that you need to first file a personal income tax return in order to be... [read more]