Becoming A Member

Get Involved with Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations /La Société des Organisations des Citoyens Aînés de l’Ontario (OSSCO).

Your membership and support makes it possible for us to be a more effective resource and voice for seniors in Ontario. Your organizational or individual membership strengthens our abilities to review public policy and legislation into identify impact on an aging population.

We have 2 categories of membership.  Organizations which are non-profits, charities or networks of seniors’ organizations or individual members has voting privileges. Private sector employers or government agencies can also be members of OSSCO but do not have voting privileges. All other membership privileges remain the same.

As a member of OSSCO you can:

• Receive  e-newsletters, position papers and backgrounders.

• Participate in OSSCO government consultations and representations.

• Participate in OSSCO Member Forums and surveys.

• Participate in membership identified educational programming.

• Receive information 1st on educational forums, conferences and educational programs.

• Support and assistance via OSSCO member networks.

In addition voting members have voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting and all special membership meetings.

Your support helps us to:

• Strengthen the voice of local seniors’ communities across Ontario.

• Increase our capacity to engage in social policy research, analysis and raising awareness of the needs of seniors’ communities and the organizations that serve them.

• Maintain our role as an independent voice for positive change for seniors communities in Ontario.

For more information on membership, please visit

To enquire about membership, please call (416)785-8570 ext. 223 or email

Interested in becoming a member? Please click here for the membership form


Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations honours individuals and organizations that demonstrated commitment to social justice in leadership, transformational advancements and innovative engagement.  The DAN BENEDICT MEMORIAL AWARD is presented annually at Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Seniors Educational Conference and Information Fair.  This award is an opportunity for you to nominate a colleague for recognition of their outstanding work.  Click here to refer to the nomination/application guide for this award. Click here for photos and biography of the 2015 Dan Benedict Award Recipient.

Click here for 2016 Dan Benedict Memorial Award recipient Natalie Mehra.

Read more about 2015 Dan Benedict Memorial Award recipient Herb John.

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