Celebrating seniors in Ontario
Learn how Ontario is recognizing the contributions of seniors in our communities.
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June is Seniors Month in Ontario. The 2023 theme is “Working for Seniors.”
It’s a time to recognize the hard work seniors have done all their lives to make Ontario into the great place it is today.
We are working for seniors by:
- recognizing and celebrating their accomplishments and milestones.
- funding Seniors Active Living Centre programs that promote wellness, social connections and education in communities across the province.
- making it easier to find programs and services available for seniors in Ontario, including tax credits, health, caregiving, housing, transportation and staying safe.
Promote Seniors Month
Download printable and digital resources to help you promote Seniors Month.
Recognize a senior in your community
Seniors are recognized through two provincial senior award programs. Nominations for these awards can be made at any point in the calendar year.
- Ontario Senior Achievement Award – anyone can nominate a senior living in Ontario
- Ontario Senior of the Year Award – a municipality can nominate a senior living in Ontario
Municipalities that have submitted a nomination for the Senior of the Year Award often hold ceremonies during Seniors’ Month. Contact your local municipality for more information.
You can request a congratulatory message if you or a senior in your life is marking a milestone occasion.
Get information about requesting a message from:
- His Majesty the King – for Canadians celebrating birthdays of 100 years or more and for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 60 years or more (at five-year intervals)
- the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario – for Ontarians celebrating birthdays of 90 years or more and for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 50 years or more.
- the Prime Minister of Canada – for Canadians celebrating birthdays of 65 years or more (at five-year intervals) and for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries of 25 years of more (at five-year intervals).
- the Premier of Ontario – for Ontarians celebrating birthdays of 80 years or more and for couples celebrating anniversaries of 40 years or more.
You can also contact your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) or Member of Parliament (MP) for a variety of occasions.
Find your electoral district to contact the constituency office of your local representative.