About The Council on Aging of Ottawa
The Council on Aging of Ottawa is a bilingual, volunteer-based charitable organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of older adults living in Ottawa. Our focus on Education and Advocacy is supported by volunteer Action Committees in the areas of Age-Friendly Ottawa, Housing, Health, Transportation, Income Security, Social Inclusion, and Francophone issues.
The Council on Aging positively impacts the quality of life of Ottawa’s older adults by
- providing information and education for older adults on life transitions through its very successful Smart Aging program and
- amplifying the voices of Ottawa’s older adults through their engagement, partnership networks, and government relations. The COA’s advocacy efforts help ensure Ottawa’s older adults live in an Age-Friendly city where everyone is respected and has the opportunity to be engaged.
How your gift will be used
Your gift will allow the COA to continue its mission of providing information and education to older adults on life’s transitions as well as championing important issues that impact older adults in Ottawa. Some examples are:
- Creating The Smart Aging Core Program, a series of workshops covering key topics facing seniors today. Each is designed to provide you with the information you need, before you need it, to make smart decisions at key transition points in your life.
- Promoting long-overdue improvements to living and working conditions in long-term care in the Long-Term Care in Ottawa: We Need Change Now campaign.
- Providing practical and relevant information on COVID-19 for older adults and their caregivers in weekly COVID-19 Special Updates newsletters starting in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Older adults actively engage in reporting on winter walking conditions in their neighbourhood through our Snow Mole Audits for action by the city.