From time to time, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations publishes or supports the publications of papers from its member organizations or others. Below are some examples.
Disclaimer: By publishing this information, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations does not endorse or support the position or comments of external organizations. These publications are posted for informational purposes to advance the discussion on topics of interest to aging Ontarians.
Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit Toolkit. Service Canada has soft-launched a new CPPD Toolkit with specific spections for clients and their support networks, and health care professionals. This new toolkit was designed to help Canadians understand the eligibility criteria for CPPD benefits and how to apply. The toolkit also includes information regarding the new Post-Retirement Disability Benefit.
What Older Long Term Unemployed Adults (50-70) Need to Enhance Economic Opportunities: Project Overview & Outcomes of an Ontarion Trillium Foundation SEED Grant. OSSCO identified a need to help older unemployed workers as a result of facilitating the Employment Networking Group (ENG) for 2 years. To read more about this project, please click here.
Roadmap for Information Decision Making activity provided both a learning and teaching opportunity to help older people better understand changes in their decision-making processes as they aged.Click on the report below to read more.
My Home My Community: Safety Starts Here was a project which reached out to 300 seniors to get a better understanding of what they know about elder abuse and prevention of elder abuse for seniors living in retirement home settings. An informational pamphlet, the only one of its kind, was created as a result of the consultations and training sessions held with seniors in rural and northern Ontario as well as GTA. Although the information in the pamphlet focuses on retirement home living, this information is transferrable to community or long term care facilities. Click on the report below to read more.
Shifting the Paradigm on Aging was a forum to educate Ontario seniors and gather their comments on the barriers for successful and positive aging. It resulted in this influential report. Using a Cafe Conversation style to gather feedback from nearly 167 older people who came from across Ontario and who represented multiple regions, they identified 10 key areas for government and stakeholders to focus on. Read about the process used to gather this information,the educational activities to create a common understanding, the volunteer outreach and learn what is important to aging Ontarios in the full report below.
Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations /La Société des Organisations des Citoyens Aînés de l’Ontario (OSSCO/SOCAO)
OSSCO/SOCAO is a provincially registered charity. Our tag line "Seniors transforming Ontario through wisdom, insight and experience" reflects our mission and membership.
Founded in 1986, our goal is to improve the quality of life for Ontario seniors through educational programs, research and public policy awareness. Member organizations and individuals represent senior citizen networks, alliances, groups as well as the non-profit, government and private sector organizations who support the diverse and multicultural seniors community.