Explore our archive of of community supports and agencies related to a variety of health care issues. Being informed is vital when making decisions related to the health of a loved one and our own health.
There are a variety of support programs and services to assist Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara, Oakville and Mississauga residents. This list provides contact information and answers to basic questions for people in need or for those acting on their behalf.
Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based (Toronto) legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors. ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities. ACE services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the seniors’ population.
Assistive Devices Program
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) provides support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and provides access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre
Provide access to government-funded in-home health care, community services, and long-term care homes.
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network
In March 2006, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care created 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) across the province to plan integrate and fund local health care.
Housing Support Programs for Low-Income Households
Information about Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program (RRAP) for homeowners, the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program–Homeownership (COAHP-HO), the Rent Bank Program and more.
Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors(OANHSS)
OANHSS is a provincial, non-profit organization representing long term care facilities, seniors housing, and community agencies that provide care and services on a not-for-profit basis. There are over 470 members in total which includes commercial suppliers and associate members.
Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC)
OARC was formed in 1981 by residents themselves, to act as a collective voice for Councils in all types of long term care Homes in Ontario.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services This program is for people with disabilities who are in financial need, or who want and are able to work and need support. Ontarians 65 years or older who are not eligible for Old Age Security may also qualify for ODSP supports if they are in financial need.
Ontario Drug Benefit
Trillium Drug Program This program is intended for Ontario residents who have a valid Ontario Health Card and who have high prescription drug costs in relation to their net household income.
Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA)
OLTCA is the largest long term care provider association in Ontario representing the full mix of long term care operators – private, not-for-profit, charitable and municipal. Our member homes are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and provide care and accommodation services to residents throughout Ontario.
See It, Stop It, Prevent It
Telephone resources for information and help for abuse or neglect of older adults.
Seniors’ Guide to Programs and Services in Ontario
Aims to bring together into one resource, the programs and services provided to Ontario seniors by all levels of government, as well as by community organizations and service providers. Available in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi and Spanish. Produced by the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat.
A website designed to provide easy access for seniors, their families, and service providers in Ontario to important information.
Volunteer Hamilton in partnership with the City of Hamilton is offering a volunteer snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities.
The Care Guide Source for Seniors
The Care Guide is a free resource to help you make informed decisions about seniors’ housing, care services and related matters for you or a loved one including retirement homes, independent supportive living, assisted living, long-term care, alzheimer care, home health care and community support services.