Bernard Betel Centre
Non-profit, multi cultural community centre for seniors 55+ offering recreational, educational, wellness and community support programs.
Better Living Health & Community Services
Previously known as the Don Mills Foundation for Seniors, the Better Living Health & Community Services is a charitable organization devoted to supporting individuals, families, and communities with the tools to lead healthy, happy, and independent lives. Located at Don Mills Road & Lawrence Avenue in Toronto, the organization places important focus on the areas of community services, hospice services, and Better Living @ Thompson House (long-term care for individuals with complex medical or support needs).
1 Overland Drive
Toronto, ON, M2C 2C3
416-447-7244 ext. 622
Canadian Cancer Society – Ontario Division
The Canadian Cancer Society is a private, non-profit organization funded by donations from the public and money raised through fundraising activities. The Society funds research for all types of cancer, while offering comprehensive and credible information on cancer, risk reduction, and treatment. The Society also offers a variety of support options for people living with cancer, as well as their family and friends.
Diabetes Canada (DC) is a leading expert and authority on diabetes in Canada and around the world. Co-founded by Dr. Charles Best, the co-discoverer of insulin, DC continues to deliver programs and services for people affected by diabetes. DC funds leading diabetes research and produce globally recognized diabetes guidelines. DC also advocates on the behalf of those affected by diabetes by sharing the latest information on the disease with the public and the healthcare community.
Canadian Hearing Society
Founded in 1940 and unique to North America, the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) offers a complete roster of essential services for those affected by hearing loss. These include sign language interpreting and instruction, speech-reading training, hearing testing, counselling, employment consulting, and one-on-one language development for deaf and hearing-impaired children. As well, the Society offers the most complete possible range of communication devices to assist and augment communication for the hearing-impaired, including hearing aids, TTYs (text telephones), visual smoke detectors, baby monitors, signalling devices, alarm clocks, and more.
Canadian Helen Keller Centre
The Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC) is the only residential training centre in Canada for people who have become deaf-blind. Services by the Centre are designed to help the deaf-blind develop alternate ways to care for themselves, their families, and their homes. The CHKC also helps to facilitate connections between the deaf-blind and their peers and community through alternative forms of communication, computing, self-advocacy, and the support of peers. The Centre also provides training in skills of daily living for the deaf-blind, while working to raise awareness and advocating support for increased services in the deaf-blind community.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Ontario Division
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario is committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families, and to the promotion of mental health for all Ontarians.
Cancer Care Ontario
As the chief advisory group on cancer for the Ontario government, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) directs and oversees nearly $700 million public health dollars, ensuring hospitals and cancer care providers can provide high-quality, timely services for cancer patients. The CCO also implements cancer prevention at a provincial level through raising participation rates of screening programs designed to reduce cancer risks. The agency works with a variety of cancer care professionals to bring improvements to standards through the latest technology developments. This is used to continually improve the safety, quality, efficiency, accessibility, and accountability of cancer services. The CCO also helps in planning cancer services to meet current and future patient needs by working with health care providers in every Local Health Integration Network to rapidly transfer new research into improvements and innovations in clinical practice and cancer service delivery.
Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada – Ontario Division
The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada is a federation of ten provincial foundations, led and supported by more than 140,000 volunteers. The foundation leads in reducing the impact of heart disease and stroke through the advancement and application of research and the promotion and advocacy of healthy living.
A not-for-profit, neighbourhood agency that provides a myriad of in-home services, events and activities for seniors and others.
North York Seniors’ Centre
The North York Seniors’ Centre is a non-profit, non-medical organization dedicated to providing programs and services promoting the physical, emotional, and social well-being of adults 55+ living in a diverse community.
Ontario Community Support Association
The Ontario Community Support Association has a membership of 360 home and community care agencies in Ontario. OCSA members are community based, not-for-profit organizations that help people live at home.
Elder Abuse Ontario
EAO is dedicated to raising awareness of elder abuse and neglect, through public education, professional training, advocacy, and service coordination.
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario (PSSO) is the voice of people living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. PSSO’s purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through support services, education, advocacy and research.
Pat’s Place is a safe space for seniors who are living in an abusive relationship of any kind. As part of the Safe Haven for Seniors project, this allows seniors refuge from their current situation and gives the emotional support to resolve their issues. Pat’s Place is not a shelter, but rather an apartment in a secure Toronto location offering a temporary, short-term safe haven. Any person 60+ years of age experiencing abuse can call Family Service Toronto’s Service Access Unit at 416 595 9618 to inquire about Pat’s Place.
The Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society is Canada’s principal arthritis health charity dedicated to funding and promoting arthritis education, research-based solutions, and community-based support. The Society helps to empower nearly 4.5 million Canadians with arthritis (including 1.8 million in Ontario alone) by combating the daily limitations of the disorder. Over $160 million has been invested in arthritis research to develop better treatments and help those with arthritis live their lives to the fullest.