A Seniors Active Living Fair will provide opportunities to support the Government of Ontario’s cross-governmental priorities noted below, that will improve the lives of seniors and provide the supports and resources to help them:

  • reduce social isolation
  • support seniors’ mental health
  • promote active and healthy living
  • offer social engagement opportunities
  • highlight partnerships, independence and learning for seniors

These accessible fairs are intended to raise awareness about programs and services available to seniors across Ontario. 

Seniors Active Living Fairs Handbook to help guide and educate staff and volunteers hosting the Fairs (download in English or French).

Questions can be directed to the OACAO at info@oacao.org or call 905-584-8125 or toll free 1-866-835-7693.

 

Funding provided by:

 

Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility – Supports for seniors

 

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors 

English PDF Version (Fall 2022) (click on image)

The online Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors version (Fall 2022): https://www.ontario.ca/document/guide-programs-and-services-seniors

 

Version PDF française (Automne 2022) (cliquez sur l’image)

La version en ligne du Guide des programmes et services pour les aînés (Automne 2022): https://www.ontario.ca/fr/document/guide-des-programmes-et-services-pour-les-aines

* indicates a Northern Tour Fair

February 28, 2024 Foire d’information une sante saine et active
Location: Centre Pauline-Charron
City/Township: Ottawa
Address: 164, rue Jeanne Mance
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-741-0562
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February 28, 2024 Seniors Health Fair
Location: York-Fairbank Centre for Seniors
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2213 Dufferin Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-651-8300
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February 28, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Central Eglinton Community Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 160 Eglinton Avenue East
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-392-0511 ext 237
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February 28, 2024 Seniors Active Living Health and Wellness Fair
Location: Jenner Jean-Marie Community Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 48 Thorncliffe Park Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-424-2900 ext. 4704
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February 29, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: YMCA Northumberland
City/Township: Cobourg
Address: 339 Elgin Street West
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-372-0161
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February 29, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Crescent Town Club
City/Township: East York
Address: 2A The Market Place
Email contact for information
Phone: 647-233-4898
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February 29, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Mateway Community Hall
City/Township: Renfrew
Address: Mateway Park Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-431-8289
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March 1, 2024 Joignez-Vous au Ssalon
Location: Centre Charles Emile Claude
City/Township: Cornwall
Address: 146B avenue Chevrier
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-932-1035
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March 5, 2024 50+ Active Living Information Fair
Location: Dunlop Drive Centre
City/Township: St. Catharines
Address: 80 Dunlop Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-688-5600
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March 5, 2024 Active Living Fair
Location: MacBain Community Centre
City/Township: Niagara Falls
Address: 7150 Montrose Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-356-7521
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March 5, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Activity Haven
City/Township: Peterborough
Address: 180 Barnardo Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-876-1670
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March 5, 2024 Seniors’ Active Living Health Fair
Location: The 519
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 519 Church Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-924-3979
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March 5, 2024 Health & Wellness Fair
Location: St. Clair O'Connor Community
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2701 St. Clair Avenue East
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-757-8757
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March 6, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Northern Community Centre
City/Township: Sault Ste. Marie
Address: 556 Goulais Avenue
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-759-5377
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March 7, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Lennox & Addington Seniors Outreach Services
City/Township: Napanee
Address: 12 Richmond Park Drive
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-354-6668 ezt124
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March 7, 2024 Active Living Fair
Location: Cobden Agricultural Hall
City/Township: Cobden
Address: 43 Astrolabe Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 613-582-3685
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March 7, 2024 Seniors Active Living & Lifestyles Fair
Location: Beaches Sandbox
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 2181 Queen Street East
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-691-1113
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March 8, 2024 Point The Way – Best U Health Expo
Location: South Gate Centre
City/Township: Woodstock
Address: 191 Old Wellington Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-539-9817
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March 8, 2024 Seniors Information & Active Living Fair
Location: Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
City/Township: Grimsby
Address: 290 Main Street East
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-309-2043
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March 8, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Kearney Community Centre
City/Township: Kearney
Address: 8 Main Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-636-7752
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March 12, 2024 Spring into Wellness Fair
Location: Bob Morton Centre
City/Township: Barrie
Address: 146 Toronto Street
Email contact for information
Phone: (705) 728-3456 ext. 791
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March 13, 2024 Foire D’Information Francophone 45 Ans+
Location: Club 50 De Rayside-Balfour
City/Township: Chelmsford
Address: 25, Rue Main Ouest
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-855-6839
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March 13, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Bernard Betel Centre
City/Township: Toronto
Address: 1003 Steeles Avenue West
Email contact for information
Phone: 416-225-2112 ext105
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March 13, 2024 Aging Well In Wellesley Information & Active Living Fair
Location: Wellesley Township Recreation Centre
City/Township: Wellesley
Address: 1401 Queens Bush Road
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-664-1900
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March 14, 2024 Seniors Active Living fair *
Location: North Bay Golden Age Club
City/Township: North Bay
Address: 135 Worthington Street West
Email contact for information
Phone: 705-474-6520
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March 15, 2024 Seniors Active Living Fair
Location: Thorold Senior Citizens Association
City/Township: Thorold
Address: 8 Carleton Street South
Email contact for information
Phone: 905-227-2161
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March 15, 2024 Senior Active Living Centre Fair
Location: Community Support Centre of Essex County
City/Township: Essex
Address: 32 Russell Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 519-728-1435
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March 16, 2024 Schreiber Senior Active Living Fair
Location: Screiber Recreation Centre
City/Township: Schreiber
Address: 100 Langworthy Street
Email contact for information
Phone: 807-824-2711 ext229
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Project Overview and Background

The Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) has been gratefully partnering with the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA) on a contractual basis, for over fifteen years, to coordinate the development and operation of Seniors Active Living Fairs (hereafter referred to as “Fairs”) throughout Ontario. We are launching the 2023-2024 Seniors Active Living Fairs Funding Program and acknowledge funding from the Government of Ontario.

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth year, adaptability in programming approaches has become commonplace. Many centres have mastered the virtual program delivery model with strong uptake from seniors in their communities; while others have movied towards the return to safe in-person program delivery, or a hybrid delivery mode, with some public health measures still in place as needed. With this diversity of program delivery in mind, and with funding support from MSAA, we are offering the Seniors Active Living Fairs Funding Program in three formats for 2023 – 2024:

  • In-Person Fairs Funding
  • In-Person Multi-Site Funding
  • Virtual Fairs Funding

There is limited funding available to fund a set number of projects in each funding formats.

In-Person and Virtual Fairs supported by MSAA and OACAO, will provide a great public education forum to reintroduce and reconnect older adults to their Senior Active Living Centre and bring them back up to the vibrant community hubs that they were pre-pandemic. The events will showcase programs and service delivery models that the centres have planned to strengthen their communities. It is an opportunity to reconnect older adults to SALCs and get them excited about the next chapter in this post-pandemic puzzle. In-person Fairs will include a Trade Show as an educational component highlighting local community services to support seniors as well as the government programs that they are entitled to.

Ontario’s seniors have made life-long contributions to Ontario. We know that most seniors want to live healthy, independent lives in their own homes and communities. Seniors also want to remain active and be safe and secure, no matter where they call home. In light of this, Fairs will provide opportunities to support the Government of Ontario’s cross-governmental priorities noted below that will improve the lives of seniors and provide the supports and resources to help them:

  1. Age at home and in communities
  2. Remain healthy, active and socially engaged
  3. Be safe and secure
  4. Participate in the labour market and in the economy as they wish
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What are Seniors Active Living Fairs?

A Seniors Active Living Fair (Fair) is a public education initiative, developed in partnership between the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility (MSAA). Fairs are accessible and increase awareness about available programs and services for seniors in their communities. They are a forum to build community partnerships, share knowledge about healthy aging and encourage participation in active lifestyles. Fairs reduce seniors’ social isolation, improve their overall health and wellbeing and help maintain their independence. The funding provided by MSAA will help inform Ontario’s diverse seniors, their families and care partners, about the benefits of healthy living and the importance of exercise, nutrition, safety, and security.