Founded in 1999 following the amalgamation of the City of Toronto, the Toronto Council on Aging is a non-profit, charitable organization working to address the issues and concerns of older adults in Toronto.
Our Mission is to provide leadership and education to enhance the experience of aging and encourage age-friendly policies and practices in Toronto’s workplaces, services organizations and neighborhoods.
Our Vision: We envision a community that respects, values and empowers its older adults and provides them with opportunities to participate fully in their community. To this end, the Council works with a collaborative network of individuals and organizations to:
- Educates public understanding of positive attitudes to aging and to counteract ageism and discrimination.
- Encourages the involvement of older adults in all aspects of community living
- Fosters the development of an Age-Friendly City
- Works with a collaborative network of individuals and organizations
- Collaboration: The development of cross sector relationships with others is the “operating philosophy” of the Council.
- Leadership: We are led by the wisdom and experience of older adults.
- Action-oriented: We are focused on the outcomes, utilizing an independent voice for change and accountability for our actions.
- Inclusive: We strive to represent the diversity of older adults in our programs and practices.
- Respect: We recognize the lifelong contribution of older adults to society.