What we do


  • provide seniors with information on programs and services, healthy lifestyles and aging
  • recognize and promote seniors' contributions to communities
  • encourage greater social inclusion and volunteerism among seniors
  • support and recognize age-friendly communities across the province
  • oversee the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA)


  • embed accessibility into government policies, programs and services
  • support the development of educational tools and resources on accessibility
  • oversee the compliance with, and enforcement of, accessibility laws
  • help create and update accessibility standards under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • promote employment for people with disabilities by engaging employers, disability organizations, service providers, not-for-profit organizations and educational providers

Agencies, boards and commissions

The Ministry oversees: