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Who We Are, What We Do

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The Council on Aging of Ottawa is a bilingual, volunteer-based charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors living in Ottawa. We strive to promote and champion the basic tenets of an inclusive, caring city and the importance of community-wide engagement with a special focus on the vulnerable and isolated. Seniors' concerns and issues are identified and solutions are sought through forums, research projects and partnership networks.

The Council on Aging is primarily focused in the following areas of activity:

Age-Friendly OttawaTransportation CommitteeHealth CommitteeHousing Committee
Elder Abuse CommitteeIncome SecurityFrancophone Issues CommitteeEducation & Events

Join us. Get involved. Aging and quality of life is everyone’s business.

Collective Engagement for Collective Impact

Becoming a member of the COA means investing in your future, the future of your family and your community.

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Become a COA Member

It is a way for you to:
  • have your voice heard on issues related to aging,
  • give your input on policy and program decisions,
  • do your part in contributing to the greater good,
  • to actively participate in developing and deploying the sweeping changes required to address the impending demographic shift,
  • socially interact with others with similar interests.

Join us in the effort to create the kind of community that we all want and deserve to grow old in – where seniors get recognition and respect as valued, engaged participants, where no one gets left behind.

There is no better time to take advantage of the opportunity to become a COA member and get involved!

Age-Friendly Ottawa

Age-Friendly Ottawa is a project of the COA. Age-Friendly Ottawa and the City of Ottawa are working with seniors and several community partners to define issues, and plan and implement specific initiatives to improve Ottawa’s physical, social and service environments according to World Health Organization guidelines for creating Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.

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3rd Annual

COA 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

Date: Fri. Sept. 23, 2016
Rain date: Mon. Sept. 26, 2016
Registration starts at 11:00 am
Shot Gun Tee-off: 1:00 pm
Irish Hills Golf Course
3248 Carp Road

An Age-Friendly Walkability Report

Safe Streets for Seniors and Other Valuable People in Ottawa, by the Pedestrian Safety Committee, a sub- Committee of the Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee (View Report)

Progress Report - Phase 1 WHO