Supports for Seniors

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Below you will find a list of resources and further information on programs and tax credits specifically designed for seniors. If you have questions or need support with any of these programs you can contact Lisa MacLeod’s constituency office at or 613-823-2116.

Seniors Home Safety Tax Credit

The Seniors’ Home Safety Tax Credit is a temporary, refundable personal income tax credit that can help you make your home safer and more accessible, helping you stay in your home longer.

Find more information here.

Trillium Drug Program (TDP)

Get help paying for prescription drugs when you qualify for the Ontario Drug Benefit program.

Find more information here.

Provincial Land Tax Deferral Program for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Persons with Disabilities

Low-income seniors and low-income persons with disabilities can get a partial deferral of provincial land tax and education tax.

Find more information here.

Ontario Seniors’ Public Transit Tax Credit

If you’re 65 years or older, find out if you could get a tax credit to help with public transit costs.

Dental Care for Low-Income Seniors

Learn how eligible seniors 65 years or older can access free, routine dental care through the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program. The program is designed to support low-income seniors.

Assisted Devices Program

Learn how you can get help paying for equipment and supplies through the Assistive Devices Program

Local Ottawa Seniors Resources

Seniors Active Living Centres

These centres offer social, cultural, learning and recreational programs. Contact your local centre to see if virtual or telephone programming is available.


211 Ontario

Get information and referrals to community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources, across Ontario.

Call 2-1-1 or toll-free at: 1-877-330-3213
Live chat online

Ontario Caregiver Helpline

Provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support, including a 24/7 helpline.
Call 1-833-416-2273 or connect to live chat online.

Seniors Safety Line

The Seniors Safety Line is a 24/7, confidential and free resource that provides information, referrals and support in over 150 languages for seniors experiencing abuse.

Call 1-866-299-1011 for support. If you are in danger right now, call 911 or your local police.

Provincial Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors

Manage your finances
Stay healthy and active
Find a place to live
Driving and transportation
Plan for the future (scams & fraud, emergencies, legal matters and advance care planning)

Government Pensions

Seniors in Ontario can apply for pensions and programs from both the federal and provincial governments. Find out about eligibility requirements, how much money you could receive, and how to apply for the:

Pensions and benefits for veterans

Benevolent funds assist veterans, ex-service personnel and their dependents. The assistance is usually for basic needs such as food and housing.

Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada offers a range of services and benefits to eligible veterans and others. The benefits are available for conditions related to service in the Merchant Navy, Canadian Forces, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or those serving in support of the Canadian Forces in wartime or in Special Duty/Operational Areas.

Get more information and find out how to apply for disability benefits.

Health Care Programs and Services

Ottawa Public Health Health Resources 

Ottawa Public Health  has a comprehensive list of resources for seniors that you can access here.

Ontario Healthcare Programs and Services

Seniors in Ontario have access to many health care programs and services in their communities.

Find Health Care in Ontario

Get more information about how to access provincial health care programs and services including:

  • the Assistive Devices Program provides support if you have a long-term physical disability and provides access to personalized assistive devices

  • Telehealth Ontario call or chat using this confidential service for health advice or general health information from a registered nurse

  • ConnexOntario provides information and referral services to access mental health and addictions (drug, alcohol, problem gambling) supports across the province

Click Here for Federal Programs and Services for Seniors