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Organization: HelpAge Canada - Ottawa  
Phone Numbers: 613-232-0727
Toll-Free: 1-800-648-1111
Fax: 613-232-7625
1300 Carling Ave, Unit 205
Ottawa, ON
K1Z 7L2
Intersection: Merivale Rd and Carling Ave
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Executives: Jacques Bertrand - Executive Director
Amy Westland - Chairperson, Board of Directors
Service Description: Non-denominational, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting vulnerable and at risk older people in both Canada and the developing world.

Programs in developing countries include: Eye Care Program in India, micro-business projects in Kenya, physiotherapy for elderly in long term care and training for care staff in Haiti, support of retired advocates (no pension system) and construction of houses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Sponsorship Program which allows a Canadian to make a monthly contribution to sponsor an older person in the following countries: Jamaica, Dominica, Haiti, Kenya, DR Congo, India, and Sri Lanka.

Pan Canadian project RISE (Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere Helps Canadians of all ages, cultures and regions become aware of the impact of loneliness and social isolation on their older family members, friends and neighbours – and to take action. A national campaign that will involve partners across the country as well as individual Canadians.

In Nunavut: Works with local elders and seniors, health and social service providers and the business community to gather information on the concerns of the elderly, what is working and what needs to be addressed to improve their sense of well-being and quality of life. Established a Nunavut Seniors" to act as "one voice" for the Inuit and non-Inuit Elders and seniors who are dispersed in 25 Isolated communities.

Fees: None
Application: Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: No restrictions
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
See Also: Financial Assistance for Seniors
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This information was last completely updated on February 26, 2018

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