Information for seniors organizations
Find out about grant programs and seminars for organizations that serve seniors.
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Grants and funding
Seniors Community Grant Program
Seniors Community Grants, ranging from $1,000 up to $25,000, help community organizations’ ability to provide opportunities for greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement for older adults, from the safety of their homes or other safe environments.
The Seniors Community Grant Program funds local not-for-profit community groups and organizations to deliver projects, supports and resources that help older adults (aged 55+) to:
- live independently
- live with safety and security
- stay connected to their community
- avoid isolation
- achieve greater financial security and social connections
Programming can be delivered remotely, virtually or in-person.
Applicants may be:
- incorporated organizations that can apply for up to $25,000
- individuals that representing local, unincorporated seniors’ groups that can apply for a maximum of $10,000
Projects must involve older adults and meet at least one of the ministry’s key priorities outlined in the program guidelines.
Approved projects are anticipated to start by June 2024 and must be completed by March 31, 2025.
How to apply
We are now accepting applications.
- Read the program guidelines for information on eligibility and program details.
- Apply online through the Transfer Payment Ontario (TPON) website. Learn how to sign up for a TPON account.
Setting up an account may take up to 5 business days, so register at least 1 week before starting the application process.
Deadline to apply is March 28, 2024, at 5 p.m.
If you have questions about the program, please contact your regional development advisor.
List of recipients
Browse through a list of 2023–2024 projects that received funding.
Other funding opportunities
Learn about the EnAbling Change Program and Inclusive Community Grant.
You can also browse a full list of funding opportunities across different topics from the Ontario government.
Arrange seminars in your community about seniors’ health, safety, and finances.
Fire safety for older adults
Contact your local fire department to learn about:
- leading causes of fires
- tips on how to prevent fires
- importance of working smoke alarms
- other fire safety issues.
Ontario taxes, tax credits and benefits
Sign up for free webinars to help you learn about Ontario taxes, tax credits and benefits. These sessions are hosted by the Ministry of Finance.
You may also request a ministry representative to speak in-person at your community event contact us at email@example.com.
Senior licence renewal process for drivers 80 and older
Get information on:
- trends and statistics for older drivers
- testing requirements for those 80 years and older
- collision reporting process for those 70 years and older
- signs of aging or medications related to driving ability
- driving tips and recent rules of the road
The presentation is 90 minutes long.
Get more information by emailing the Ministry of Transportation’s Public Outreach and Education Office.
Bone health 101
This webinar from Osteoporosis Canada covers:
- what is osteoporosis
- how to maintain good bone health to reduce the risk of the disease and related fractures
For more information, please use the online form and a community engagement coordinator will be in contact with you.
Learn more about other programs from Osteoporosis Canada.
The Seniors Liaison Committee
The Seniors Liaison Committee (SLC), is chaired by the Ministry’s Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Seniors and Accessibility Policy, Programs and Strategic Partnerships.
The Committee facilitates two-way communication between the government and Ontario’s largest seniors’ organizations on topics of policies, programs and services.
SLC’s mandate is to:
- identify issues and concerns of Ontario’s seniors with provincial government services in an aging society
- provide input and feedback related to government’s policies, programs and services related to Ontario’s aging population
- allow dialogue among members and government
- identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership among members
SLC members are organizations with leadership, knowledge, expertise and connections related to issues of aging in Ontario, including:
- Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
- AdvantAge Ontario
- Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
- Alzheimer Society of Ontario (ASO)
- Care Watch
- CARP – A New Vision of Aging for Canada
- Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO)
- La Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario (FARFO)
- Multicultural Council for Ontario Seniors (
- National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR)
- Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OACAO)
- Older Women’s Network (OWN)
- Ontario Association of Councils on Aging (OACA) (formerly the Councils on Aging Network of Ontario)
- Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA)
- Ontario Interdisciplinary Council for Aging and Health (OICAH)
- Ontario Public Service “Quarter Century Club (QCC)” Retirees
- Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)
- Ontario Securities Commission
- Ontario Senior Games Association (OSGA)
- Ontario Society (Coalition) of Senior Citizens' Organizations (OSSCO)
- Provincial Geriatrics Leadership Ontario
- Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTO)
- Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)
- Royal Canadian Legion (Ontario Command)
- Senior Pride Network (SPN)
- United Senior Citizens of Ontario Inc. (USCO)
Please email us if you would like to receive information from the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility.