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Council on Aging of Ottawa (The)

Alternate Name COA ; CV19 ; OCR
Legal Name The Council on Aging of Ottawa / Le Conseil sur le vieillissement d'Ottawa
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1247 Kilborn Place, Suite 101
Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9
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Intersection Bank St and Kilborn Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable Route 48 to site or other routes to Billings Bridge or Bank St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (23 March 2020): Offers information for isolated seniors during the COVID-19 crisis; some personal advocacy may be offered.

Advocacy group on seniors' issues * volunteer opportunities

Volunteer-run committees meet to discuss the following seniors issues:
* Age-Friendly Ottawa: group working with the City of Ottawa, community partners, and seniors to maximize healthy and active aging
* transportation
* health
* housing
* income security
* francophone issues
* social inclusion

Education services:
* eight sessions offered in English and eight sessions offered in French yearly, often with a focus on how seniors can age better
* income security course for individuals retiring on a low income
* 55 Alive Refresher Driving Course: in-class learning for people 55 years and older
* in-class driving lessons for older seniors
* housing options course
* Understanding Transport As We Age: exploration of local transportation options

Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call or apply online
Languages English ; French - Designated Agency under the French Language Services Act
Fees Membership - $30 * organizational membership $75 * corporate membership $250 (2019)
Service Categories Driver Training ~ Older Adults ; Legislative Advocacy ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Senior Advocacy Groups ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-789-3577 ext 101
Fax 613-789-4406
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Sarah Bercier, Executive Director; Phone: 613-789-3577 ext 102; Email:
Alternate Contact Bonnie Schroeder, Director of Age-Friendly Ottawa; Phone: 613-789-3577 ext 103; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Pascale Lalonde, Director of Community Development; Phone: 613-789-3577 ext 101; Email:
Primary Executive Nicole Robert, President; Email:
Alternate Executive Trèva Cousineau, Vice-President; Email:
Other Details
Established 1975
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 131344889 RR0001 ; United Way ; Foundation - New Horizons * Ontario Trillium Foundation
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Electronic Newsletter "Info-Flash", "The Bulletin", pamphlets, In and Out of Hospital Guide, Tips for Winter Walking, Magazine: From Social Isolation to Social Inclusion, Housing Options in Ottawa: A Guide for Older Adults, Transportation Choices for Seniors
Resources Resource centre, website
Accreditation No

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