A Message from the Chair and Executive Director
This past year our board of directors focused on refining its strategic priorities to attract new funding to enable the charity to provide new programs and services to older Ontarians. We applied for 5 grants and were successful in receiving 4 of them. This meant OSSCO found and developed new community relations beyond its traditional base.
The June 2018 Ontario election changed the landscape which impacted OSSCO’s pro-active work at the provincial level as it did many of our supporters and members. We continued our advocacy and educational work at the Senior Advisory Committee (federal level). When those committee members were unable to persuade the Federal government to dedicate a portfolio specifically for seniors, Board member Ghazy Mujahid initiated a parliamentary process to do so.
We are very proud of the contributions each and every board member has made.........
To read the full Annual Report, click here.
When we talk about how to protect ourselves as we age or with help navigating the health care system, people tell OSSCO that they depend on family and friends to do so. But, what happens if you do not have a family or your family (or friends) are not geographically near by?
This month’s newsletter delves into these topics and offers a variety of resources to assist you in deciding what steps to take to secure your future.
To read the complete August Outreach E-Newsletter click here.
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.