On this page, we have outlined supports available for seniors.
Learn more about supports for individuals
Learn more about supports for families and caregivers
Learn more about supports for business, not for profits or nonprofits
Learn more about supports for mental health
Support for seniors and people with disabilities (PWD)
Ontario community support program
If you are a low-income senior or a person with a disability (PWD) in need, such as those in supportive housing environments or community-based independent living programs, you can get:
- paid or subsidized delivery of meals
- delivery of medicine and other necessities
If you can’t request service using the internet or you require service in a language other than English or French, call:
Get information and referrals to community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources, across Ontario.
Seniors Active Living Centres
These centres offer social, cultural, learning and recreational programs. Contact your local centre to see if virtual or telephone programming is available.
Seniors Safety Line
The Seniors Safety Line is a 24/7, confidential and free resource that provides information, referrals and support in over 150 languages for seniors experiencing abuse. Trained counsellors also provide safety planning and supportive counseling. Call 1-866-299-1011 for support. If you are in danger right now, call 911 or your local police.
Ontario Caregiver Helpline
Provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support, including a 24/7 helpline.
Help seniors, people with disabilities, and the most vulnerable stay connected and healthy as they self-isolate. Volunteer organizations can visit SPARK Ontario to post volunteer opportunities available in their communities. If you are interested in volunteering, we encourage you to check the website for opportunities to make a difference in your community.
Older Adults in Long-Term Care (LTC) and Retirement Homes (RH)
Visits to long-term care homes (LTCH) and retirement homes (RH) continue with updated guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health for areas with higher community spread. For up to date information about LTCH and RH in Ottawa, please visit the:
- City of Ottawa's Long-Term Care webpage
- Information about LTCH and RH section of Ottawa Public Health’s Frequently asked Questions page.
Provincial guide to programs and services for seniors
Find information on resources available for seniors in Ontario, including tax credits, health, caregiving, housing, driving and staying safe.
- government pensions
- tax credits
- staying active
- healthcare programs and services
- preventing falls
- long-term care and retirement homes
- community supports
- driver’s licences and licence plates
- accessible parking permits
- driving and transportation services
- legal matters