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NEW Ontario Age Friendly Communities Interactive Maps

Date: October 9, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Outreach Initiative is a new tool funded by the Government of Ontario. This initiative is a program of the Ministry for Seniors and Accessbility, which is designed to help communities in increasing awareness of age-friendly planning principles, sharing best practices and to start, continue, evaluation and improve AFC action plans.  What's new with AFC? The program has developed interactive maps to help support, connect and strengthen local efforts. These...

Canada's National Seniors Day - Flag Raising Ceremony in Windsor, Ontario!

Date: October 3, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

OSSCO Board Member & CARP Windsor-Essex President, Larry Dunfield organized a flag raising ceremony to celebrate Canada's National Seniors Day and the UN International Day of Older Persons. Seniors represent the strongest local demographic in numbers and in election participation, so Windsor's seniors showed up to this event on Monday October 1, 2018. Read more about this event by clicking here.   

OSSCO releases its Outreach Annual Report at Annual General Meeting September 5

Date: September 12, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

This year's Annual General Meeting was very well attended by members and the public. Invited guests included students graduating from the Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Older Unemployed Workers program. Keynote address was presented by Jim Grieve, Executive Director, Retired Teachers Organization. His presentation focued on the role of good governance in the revitalization of that organization's vision and direction. Certificates were presented to 12 graduates who attended OSSCO's...

Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations Board of Director Vacancies

Date: August 1, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

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 to our network organizations and members’ needs. Our membership...

The Hill Times - Opinion 'Trudeau Should Appoint a Cabinet Minister for Seniors'

Date: July 31, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

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 followed this with initiating an electronic Petition (e-1566) to Parliament requesting a dedicated...

Launch of Senior Friendly Care Toolkit

Date: July 15, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

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 achieving the best possible outcomes for older adults. The sfCare Getting...

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

Date: June 6, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

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, these organizations raise a total of almost $17 million in net revenues. ...

More Health Care Issues to Consider Before June 7 Election

Date: June 5, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

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 comings negatively impact on residents who make LTC their final home. Click here to read their June 2018 newsletter and issues which you can discuss with all...

Carewatch Summarizes Political Party Issues

Date: June 5, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

ELECTION ISSUES FOR SENIOR CITIZENSOntario'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 support services varies widely from party to party. Please consider what the different parties are prepared to do, or...

Toronto Celebrates Newcomer Day on May 29th

Date: May 16, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

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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