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A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Allowance for the Survivor Program

This page of the Service Canada web site explains the Allowance for the Survivor Program, which provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income widowed spouses who are not yet eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension. It has information about eligibility, how to apply, and related topics.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Guaranteed Income Supplement

This section of the Service Canada web site explains the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), which provides a monthly non-taxable benefit to low-income Old Age Security (OAS) recipients living in Canada. This resource has information about eligibility, how to apply, and related topics.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Old Age Security

This Service Canada web page has information about Old Age Security (OAS) benefits for seniors, including what benefits are available, who can receive OAS, how to apply, and when to apply.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Old Age Security Pension

This resource answers questions about the Old Age Security pension (OAS). It explains who can receive OAS, how and when to apply, and what to include with the application.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Resources for seniors – Benefits Finder

This Government of Canada website has information for seniors on income assistance benefits and financial abuse. There are also links to information about social isolation, caregiving, planning for aging, age-friendly workplaces, things every older Canadian should know about, and a tool that suggests which benefits an older person might be eligible for.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Retiring on a low income

This page contains information for Canadians on planning for retirement on a low income. It includes a kit of resources with an update page, and a link to a blog about financial literacy.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Open Policy Ontario

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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The Old Age Security program toolkit

This guide outlines Canada’s Old Age Security (OAS) program and its benefits, which include the Old Age Security pension, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Allowance, and the Allowance for the Survivor. The toolkit also outlines the eligibility for these benefits and how to apply.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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What financial assistance is available for seniors?

This resource provides an overview of financial assistance programs for seniors that are delivered by the Canadian government. It describes where people who have lived or worked outside Canada can go to find out if they are eligible for these programs.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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ODSP and Aging Webinar

Recorded on September 26, 2013 – 47 minutes – This webinar, intended for community workers, gives information on maximizing income and benefits for Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) recipients approaching 65. Topics covered include ODSP after 65, senior’s pensions and rent subsidies, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) early retirement benefits, income fluctuations, and Old Age Security (OAS) .

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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