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Mar

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Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations Board of Director Vacancies

Ontario Society of Seniors Citizens’ Organizations (OSSCO) is a provincial organization and a registered charity. Founded in 1987, as a network of organizations, we focus on the well-being of older adults through educational programs, consultations and influencing stakeholders. In addition OSSCO participates in policy development, research, information/referral/ counseling, community outreach as well as programs specific […]

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Mar

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The Hill Times – Opinion ‘Trudeau Should Appoint a Cabinet Minister for Seniors’

In February 2018, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (OSSCO) board member Ghazy Mujahid published an OPED in The Hill Times (February 15th, 2018) highlighting the increasing proportion of seniors in Canada’s population and their growing strength in the electorate. In it he suggested that “Trudeau should appoint a cabinet minister responsible solely for seniors”. He […]

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Mar

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Launch of Senior Friendly Care Toolkit

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) recently launched the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Getting Started Toolkit. According to the RGPO, the Framework’s guiding principles and defining statements collectively describe what senior friendly care looks like. It was developed in collaboration with provincial stakeholders, including older adults, caregivers, and care providers, provides a foundation for […]

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Mar

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Alcohol Gaming & Commission Fees reduces Break Open Ticket revenues for Charities

HERE ARE THE FACTS Hospital foundations and volunteer auxiliaries, provincial health organizations, special needs services, mental health charities, seniors’ groups, services for children and families, youth sports organizations, service clubs, volunteer firefighters, newcomer organizations and many others depend on the funds raised from Break Open Tickets to provide services in our Ontario communities. Each year, […]

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Mar

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More Health Care Issues to Consider Before June 7 Election

Concerned Friends is a non profit organization and a registered charity dedicated to reforming the loing-term care system and improvement of residents’ quality of life. It is an organization which is 100% volunteer based. They are sharing with us their views on where improvements in the LTC system can be made and where the short […]

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Mar

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Carewatch Summarizes Political Party Issues

ELECTION ISSUES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS Ontario’s provincial election on Thursday June 7, 2018 is just a week away. This election is an important opportunity to influence policies that affect senior citizens right across the province. Care Watch’s focus in this election is accessible home care and community support services. The level of commitment to home care and community […]

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Mar

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Toronto Celebrates Newcomer Day on May 29th

Toronto is home to over 200 different  nationalities. On May 29th, we celebrate our diversity with our 4th annual Newcomer Day. Everyone is welcome, both newcomers and established residents and guests. Activities and entertainment begin at 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 pm at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W. For more information, click here.

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Mar

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Ministry of Seniors Affairs: Roundtable Discussions On Aging In A Diverse Ontario Report

Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs Releases Diversity Roundtable Discussions on Aging in a Diverse Ontario: Report The  Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs has released a summary of our findings from the six Diversity Roundtable discussions held in Markham, Scarborough, Mississauga, Ottawa, London and Brampton. The sessions provided a forum for participants to discuss their perspectives on retirement; […]

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Mar

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Summary of Stakeholder Feedback on N.O.R.C.’s

Ministry of Seniors’ Affairs Advisory: Ontario Is Providing Support to Help Seniors Remain In Their Homes May 4 – Toronto – On Friday, the government announced an investment of $8.8 million over two years to support naturally occurring retirement communities, which are apartment buildings or housing developments where many seniors already live close to one […]

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