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Major Seniors Organizations

If you are interested in volunteering with a seniors’ organization, consider the largest provincial seniors organizations in Ontario. Most of the organizations have chapters or clubs in regions or communities across the province. For more information about each of the organizations contact the head office listed here.

CARP - A New Vision of Aging for Canada

CARP - A New Vision of Aging for Canada is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all Canadians as they age by advocating for social change that will bring financial security, equitable and timely access to health care and freedom from discrimination; ensuring that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of the older adult generation and providing value-added benefits, products and services to members; and building a sense of community and shared values among members in support of CARP’s mission.

CARP - A New Vision of Aging for Canada
30 Jefferson Ave
Toronto, ON M6K 1Y4
416-363-CARP (2277)
1-888-363-2279
Fax: 416-363-8747
support@carp.ca
www.carp.ca

Council on Aging (COA)

The Councils on Aging Network of Ontario (CANO) is a network of agencies/organizations interested in issues of aging and the needs of seniors in Ontario. The organization coordinates, educates, advocates and researches to enhance the quality of life of seniors.

Council on Aging (COA)
1168 Drouillard Rd.
Windsor, ON N8Y 1E6
519-971-9217
Fax: 519-971-8789
information@councilonaging.ca
www.councilonaging.ca

Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors

Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Ministers Responsible for Seniors meet annually to prepare for the challenges and opportunities facing their governments and Canadian society as a result of a growing seniors’ population. F/P/T Seniors Ministers discuss priority seniors’ issues, share experiences and best practices, and seek opportunities for collaboration. Some key issues identified in planning for Canada's aging population include safety & security for seniors, healthy aging, and social isolation.

La Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario

La Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario (FARFO) is a provincial non-profit organization with over 10,000 members. The organization promotes the interests of all Francophone seniors and retirees in Ontario and aims to improve their quality of life.

Fédération des aînés et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario (FARFO)
1492B Star Top Road
Ottawa, ON K1B 3W6
1-800-819-3236, ext. 2022
Fax: 613-744-8861
dg@farfo.ca
www.farfo.ca

Multicultural Council for Ontario Seniors

The Multicultural Council for Ontario Seniors (MCOS) provides a multi-service approach to issues and programs for seniors and families.

Multicultural Council for Ontario Seniors
76 Wild Briarway
Toronto, ON M2J 2L4
416-464-4691
Fax: 416-494-0278

The Royal Canadian Legion (Ontario Command)

The Royal Canadian Legion supports programs for seniors, particularly through direct community-level activities, and housing projects. The Legion's Youth program provides scholarships and bursaries, sports programs and support to activities such as cadets, scouts and guides. There are more than 400 Branches and 297 Ladies Auxiliaries within the Ontario Command.

Royal Canadian Legion (Ontario Command)
89 Industrial Pkwy. N.
Aurora, ON L4G 4C4
905-841-7999
Fax: 905-841-9992
info@on.legion.ca
www.on.legion.ca

National Association of Federal Retirees (NAFR)

Founded under the name Federal Superannuates National Association, FSNA now operates as the National Association of Federal Retirees. FSNA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to protecting the rights and enhancing the benefits of federal retirees.

FSNA National Office
1052 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON K1K 3B4
613-745-2559
Fax: 613-745-5457
info@fsna.com
www.fsna.com/home.htm

Older Women's Network (OWN)

The Older Women’s Network is a self-help organisation committed to promoting the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women on a wide range of issues that affect older women’s lives.

Older Women’s Network (OWN)
115 The Esplanade
Toronto, ON M5E 1Y7
416-214-1518
info@olderwomensnetwork.org
www.olderwomensnetwork.org

Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations

Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations (OSSCO) is a provincial organization, founded in 1986. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Ontario's seniors through offering education programs, policy and research, information, referral, counseling, research materials, outreach and support, self-help and volunteer programs.

Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations
333 Wilson Avenue, Suite 406
Toronto, ON M3H 1T2
416-785-8570
ocsco@ocsco.ca
www.ocsco.ca

Quarter Century Club

The Quarter Century Club is a not-for-profit corporation which serves over 70,000 long term employees and retirees of Ontario's public service sector.

Quarter Century Club
880 Bay St., 2nd Fl.
Toronto, ON M7A 2B6
1-800-561-8657
416-325-1333
Fax: 416-325-1449
qcclub@ontario.ca
ontario25.ca

United Seniors Citizens of Ontario

The United Senior Citizens of Ontario Inc. represents 300,000 seniors and over 1,200 clubs throughout the province. It is involved in the education and promotion of wellness, health, fitness, safety and recreation to its members and their associates and to provide a means whereby seniors can work together to have input on issues concerning them.

United Senior Citizens of Ontario (USCO)
3033 Lakeshore Blvd. W.
Toronto, ON M8V 1K5
1-888-320-2222
Fax: 416-252-5770
office@uscont.ca
www.uscont.ca