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National Seniors Council
The NSC advises the federal government on all matters related to the well-being and quality of life of seniors. The site has reports on issues such as elder abuse; low-income among seniors; and labour force participation of seniors and near seniors.

PAL Canada
PAL Canada is the national umbrella organization, linking the seven (at present) PAL Chapters, working to provide assistance to older, disabled or needy members and associates of Canada's Performing Arts Community, in the areas of health, well-being and affordable accommodation.

Seniors Canada
Federal government website of information and services for seniors.

Unison Benevolent Fund
Provides counselling, emergency relief, and benefit programs for the Canadian music community.


Seniors Alberta
This is the government portal for information relevant to seniors living in Alberta.

British Columbia

Seniors Planning and Action Network (SPAN)
SPAN is a group of New Westminster seniors and community service providers who want to improve the lives of New Westminster seniors. This senior-led group pursues projects that are identified through research and members’ awareness of seniors’ needs and priorities


Creative Retirement Manitoba
Creative Retirement Manitoba contributes to the well being of older persons and their communities by developing and offering innovative and interactive learning opportunities.

Seniors' Resource Network of Manitoba
This is a gateway for Winnipeg and Manitoba seniors to obtain web-based information, co-sponsored by Creative Retirement Manitoba.

New Brunswick

Seniors and Healthy Aging in New Brunswick
A government website with specific information about financial assistance, healthy aging, residential services and long-term care and protection for seniors living in New Brunswick.

City of Moncton: Senior Citizens Services & Centres
List of services and centres for seniors in Moncton

Newfoundland and Labrador

Seniors Resource Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador
Comprehensive information for seniors in Newfoundland and Labrador including a toll-free hotline

Nova Scotia

Access Nova Scotia
Information about government and community services compiled to help seniors in Nova Scotia and their families get the most out of their senior years.


Ontario Seniors' Secretariat
The Ontario Seniors' Secretariat works to improve the quality of life for Ontario’s seniors through a variety of activities. The site provides a wide array of information, including a comprehensive guide for Ontario seniors.

Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario - OACAO
OACAO provides resources, expertise and leadership for older adult centres and seniors groups through advocacy, education, networking and innovative direction. The centres are community facilities that provide a diversity of activities and services in response to the needs of local older adult population.

Artists' Legal Advice Services
ALAS offers a free-of-charge summary legal advice clinic in Toronto to artists of any discipline who qualify for Legal Aid.

Toronto Seniors' Portal
Gateway to information for seniors living in Toronto

Prince Edward Island

Seniors PEI
A resource site designed for seniors of Prince Edward Island where you will find a wide variety of information for seniors, including links to regional and national and international websites helpful to seniors.

Prince Edward Island: Seniors
A government website for seniors and their families, and those who work with seniors living in PEI.


Quebec Seniors' Information
This site is a database of English services for seniors.

Services Québec
These sites provide information about programs and services for seniors offered by the government and its agencies.

Ville de Montréal espace aînés (French only)
Portail officiel de la ville de Montréal avec renseignements ciblés aux aînés

Ville de Québec (French only)
Information pour les aînés vivant à Québec.


The information and resource provided by the government of Saskatchewan are divided by department, including:

Health: www.health.gov.sk.ca;
Social Services: www.socialservices.gov.sk.ca;
Housing: www.health.gov.sk.ca.


Canadian Senior Years
A website designed for Canadians over 50 where you will find information, articles, news and links. It is also a place where seniors can gather and trade information.

CARP  is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada.

Aînés Information (French only)
Un portail de liens informatifs pour les aînés au Québec.

Le Réseau d'information des aînés et aînées du Québec (French only)
Le RIAQ héberge des associations, groupes ou organismes à but non lucratif intéressés à devenir fournisseurs d'informations concernant les aînés.

The primary purpose of ENCORE is to provide continuing stimulation through education to those who wish their retirement years to be a period of intellectual growth and development. This is a non-sectarian group open to all English-speaking Montrealers.

The Senior Times
The Senior Times is an English Montreal-based monthly newspaper aimed at seniors, retirees and prospective retirees.

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