The Seniors’ Secretariat is committed to improving seniors’ quality of life, and educating seniors, their families, caregivers, and colleagues about program and services for seniors.
The Secretariat has developed A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario to bring together in one document the wealth of programs and services provided to Ontario seniors by the government, as well as by community organizations and service providers.
This Guide has been developed in consultation with both provincial and federal government ministries, major seniors' organizations and service providers and members of the Ontario Seniors’Secretariat Seniors Liaison Committee. The Ontario Seniors' Secretariat wishes to acknowledge the many hours spent by staff, ministry officials and seniors themselves in helping to review and edit the Guide to ensure the Guide's relevance and accuracy.
Staying in Your Home
The Home Adaptation for Seniors’ Independence Program helps homeowners and landlords pay for minor home adaptations (e.g. handrails, grab bars) that will allow low-income seniors to stay longer in their own homes.
The Emergency Repair Program helps low-income homeowners or occupants in rural and remote areas for emergency repairs to keep their homes safe.
The Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program helps low income homeowners, or landlords of units occupied by low-income households, pay for repairs to bring their properties up to minimum health and safety standards and/or to modify their homes to make them accessible to disabled persons.