Rayond Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility announced that the Ontario government is providing $467,500 to the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) to administer the new Senior’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grants program and other capacity building initiatives.
The funding will support a broad range of seniors’ organizations and help people stay connected to their communities through telephone-based social and educational programs.
“Our government is committed to ensuring that our seniors have the support and resources they need to maintain their health, wellbeing, and a good quality of life” Minister Cho says.
This program will help organizations deliver remote teleconference programming to meet the unique needs of older adults in Indigenous and Francophone communities, as well as seniors living in rural and remote areas of the province.
To learn more about this government initiative, click here.