Community activities

Seniors Active Living Centres programs

Use our map to find programs that promote wellness, social connections and education in your community.

Clubs and groups

Engage in social activities and hobbies in your community through organizations, such as the:

Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario

Use the map locator to find physical, leisure and social programs at a centre near you.

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

Connect with free, over-the-phone group activities for older adults (aged 50 years or older) or if you have a disability that makes it difficult to leave your home.

Discovery programs at Ontario Parks

Learn about staff-led programs, self-led activities and interpretive displays available for you to explore nature.

FARFO: The Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario

Get French-language services support for seniors and retirees (aged 50 years or older) related to care, social housing and more.

Ontario Arts Council: Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects

Apply to grants for projects that support Indigenous artists and Elders to create meaningful arts experiences, teach workshops in schools, and transmit artistic skills and knowledge.

Canada Council for the Arts: Creating, knowing and sharing program

Apply to grants for Indigenous individuals, groups, Indigenous-led arts organizations and arts/cultural sector development organizations.


Find research and webinars about 2SLGBTQIA+ topics and learn about the advocacy work this organization is doing in Canada.

The 519

Find programs and services for older 2SLGBTQIA+ adults at this centre in Toronto.

Senior Pride Network Toronto

Become a member for free and get connected to programs and services in Toronto for 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals who are 50 years or older.

Royal Canadian Legion

Use the branch locator to find a Legion in your community. The Legion sponsors community programs, and provides support to veterans, their dependents and those still serving in the Canadian Forces.

The Memory Project

Learn how to book or become a speaker. This bureau arranges for veterans and Canadian Forces members to share their stories of military service in schools and community events across Canada.

Public libraries

Find meetings, webinars and informal chats on various topics, that might interest you at a local library.

211 Ontario

Search for cultural, recreational and social activities programs near you.

Active living

Exercise and fitness tips

Physical activity plays an important role in your health, well-being and quality of life. Get tips and tools to improve and maintain your health:

Find exercise and active programs near you:

Ontario Seniors Games Association

Use the park locator to find local activities, such as biking, bird watching, hiking and more.

Activities at Ontario Parks

Use the park locator to find local activities, such as biking, bird watching, hiking and more.


Find out what you need to know before you go fishing. If you are over 65 years of age or have a disability, you are not required to obtain an Outdoors Card or licence to fish.


What you need to know before hunting in Ontario. Including how to get a hunting licence or Outdoors Card, trapping, falconry and camping on Crown land.

Travelling home and abroad

Destination Ontario

Find travel resources, trending places and things to do across Ontario.

Older travellers

Find useful information and advice to help you prepare for your trip outside Canada.

OHIP coverage while outside Canada

Find out what OHIP covers when you are temporarily outside Canada.

Living or travelling abroad when you retire

Learn how your taxes, benefits and medical care can be affected depending on the length of time you stay outside of Canada.


Volunteering in Ontario

Find information on how to get involved and tips to get volunteer participation.

The Life Institute

Find a range of volunteer opportunities, including teaching or becoming a class host, helping out with administrative work, event planning or working on a committee.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Volunteer by using your local knowledge and expertise to assess grant applications and recommend suitable projects for funding.

Canadian Red Cross

Volunteer to help during emergencies and disasters, sit on committees, or provide customer service and office support.

United Way

Use your local knowledge and expertise to help improve your community by volunteering at your local office.

Volunteer Canada

Use the map directory to find a volunteer centre that will help you connect to volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Corps Ontario

Register to volunteer as part of Volunteer Corps Ontario to assist your community during an emergency.

Recognize a senior

Request a greeting

His Majesty the King

Request a birthday greeting for a Canadian who is 100 years of age or older, and couples celebrating an anniversary of 60 years or more.

Governor General

Request a birthday greeting for a Canadians who is 90 years of age or older, and couples celebrating an anniversary of 50 years or more.

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Request a birthday greeting for Ontarians 90 years or older, and couples celebrating anniversaries of 50 years or more.

Prime Minister of Canada

Request a congratulatory certificate (at five-year intervals) for someone celebrating a birthday of 65 years or older, and couples celebrating an anniversary of 25 years or more.

Premier of Ontario

Order a congratulatory certificate for an Ontarian celebrating their birthday of 80 years or older, and couples celebrating an anniversary of 40 years or more.

Members of Parliament and Members of Provincial Parliament

Contact your local members directly to find out the types of greetings they provide.

Awards honouring seniors

Senior Achievement Award

Learn how to nominate a senior. This award recognizes individuals for significant contributions to their communities after the age of 65. Up to 20 individuals are recognized each year.

Senior of the Year Award

Learn how to nominate a senior. This award given by a municipality to recognize an outstanding senior who, after age 65, enriches the social, cultural or civic life of the community.

Annual events

Seniors Month

Read about this special time to recognize the many contributions seniors have made in communities across the province. Celebrated each year in June.

United Nations International Day of Older Persons

Read about this special day to honour seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to society. Celebrated each year on October 1.