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National Seniors Council | Government of Canada
- Website: www.seniorscouncil.gc.ca
Provides information to the Government of Canada from and about seniors. Ensures that senior’s ideas and views are considered in the creation and delivery of policies, programs, and services that impact their well-being. Website provides access to publications and reports specific to seniors.
Public Health Agency of Canada
- Website: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
Aging and Seniors Publications
Retirement Planning | Government of Canada
Government of Canada tools and calculators to help plan for retirement. Takes you step by step through an estimate of the ongoing income you may receive throughout your retirement from Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), employer pensions, Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSP’s), and other sources of ongoing income.
- Website: www.seniorhomes.com
Free resource for finding senior homes, particularly assisted living facilities, in Canada and the United States. Information on nursing homes, assisted living, memory care & retirement communities, as well as articles on senior housing topics.
Seniors | Government of Canada
- Website: www.seniors.gc.ca
The seniors.gc.ca website is a central resource for seniors, their families, caregivers and supporting service organizations. The site provides information for seniors on federal, provincial, territorial and some municipal government benefits and services, including information on finances, housing, health and wellness. Seniors.gc.ca also highlights federal seniors-related initiatives and supports the Government’s ongoing efforts to encourage seniors to stay active, engaged and informed.
The Arthritis Society
- Website: www.arthritis.ca
The Arthritis Society is a non-profit organization that provides leadership and funding for research, advocacy and solutions to improve the quality of life for Canadians affected by arthritis. Information and education about arthritis including how to manage pain, research studies, fundraising events, volunteering opportunities and more, can be found on the website.
The Co-Operative Housing Federation of Canada
- Website: www.chfcanada.coop
Information about Housing Co-ops, and the issues around aging in place.
The Royal Canadian Legion
- Website: www.legion.ca
The Legion’s Service Bureau Network of professional Service Officers assists veterans and their families (including serving military and RCMP members). Legion membership is not required and their services are free of charge. They can provide representation at all stages of the disability claims process with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC); as well as professional counselling, advice and assistance in accessing other programs and benefits available to Veterans from VAC. They may also be able to provide access to help and support for veterans when it comes to funerals and burials, homeless veterans, advocacy, financial assistance, housing assistance, and mental health.
Veterans Affairs Canada
Government of Canada Veterans Affairs website provides resources and information for veterans of all ages including topics such as financial support (death benefits, supplementary retirement benefits, burials and funerals, etc.) and health and well being (mental health, treatment benefits, etc.).