COA Smart Aging

The Council on Aging of Ottawa

Community Benefit


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.

Our Impact

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.

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Legal Name

The Council on Aging of Ottawa

Charity Number

13134 4889 RR0001

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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:

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