Health and health care utilization patterns of visible minority seniors in Canada

Coming to a new country and facing various challenges such as adjusting to a different culture, language barriers, economic disadvantage, less social support, lack of easy access to transportation, and lack of general and health information may make immigrants, especially senior immigrants belonging to a visible minority group, vulnerable to ill health. Read more here…Health […]



Law Commission of Ontario Launches Final Report: Class Actions: Objectives, Experiences and Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO, July 17, 2019 – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases the final report, Class Actions: Objectives, Experience, and Reforms. The LCO report is the first independent, comprehensive assessment of Ontario’s Class Proceedings Act (CPA) in 27 years. Since that time, class actions have grown dramatically in volume, complexity and impact in Ontario and […]



Share Photos to Celebrate National Seniors Day!

In celebration of National Seniors Day on October 1, Sanofi Pasteur is creating a larger-than-life, domino-inspired photo exhibit that celebrates seniors while also raising awareness of the burden of flu, the domino effect it has on their lives, and the importance of protecting them and keeping them active, healthy and independent. The photo exhibit will […]



App-ified world for seniors

The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) is a solution accelerator in the longevity sector, helping Canadian and global innovators test, develop and validate their products, practices and services. In CABHI’s recent blog post, four apps among more than 210 CABHI supported projects are highlighted. These apps help impact the lives of older […]



Show A Little Heart Video Competition 2019

Heart to Home Meals sponsored a competition this year for students to submit videos showcasing their relationship with older people. In April 2019, 4 judge panelists, which included Elizabeth Macnab, Executive Director OSSCO, reviewed the 5 finalists and selected the top 3 videos which fulfilled the competition’s criteria. The Show a Little Heart Video Competition […]



Addressing Ageism to Ensure the Safety & Security of Older People

After many months, the long awaited Long-Term Care Homes Public Inquiry Report was released. The 1,500 page, four-volume report addressed systemic vulnerabilities and the 91 recommendations are built around four strategies: prevention, awareness, deterrence and detection. While the report identified systematic gaps and recommendations to prevent these horrific events from occurring again, the report missed […]



Step Up To Elder Abuse – We need your input!

Update: OSSCO would like to thank everyone who completed this survey. We appreciate your feedback and input in helping us implement this new project!  Greetings from Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations! We are implementing a new project called “Step Up To Elder Abuse”. There are 7 workshops which will deliver knowledge on 7 different […]