The OACAO received a three year Trillium Grant from
2006-2009 to conduct research on Older Adult Centres in Ontario.
The study was designed to determine the issues older
adults and their organizations faced and to examine the strategies
that these organizations used to cope with the dramatic increases
in the projected 55+ population in Ontario.
The project provided important and up to date data
for the OACAO 20088 Bi-annual Profile as well as identifying issues
to the Board, as expressed by member centres.
The specific goals of the Project were:
To strengthen the role of
OACAO in being a leader for Older Adult Centres in Ontario.
To enhance the range of programs and services
offered to members of OACAO.
To promote the role of Older Adult Centres in
contributing to the health and well being of older
adults in Ontario.
To explore the future trends that will impact
on Older Adult Centres .
A number of activities were conducted over
the three years of the project including:
Key Information interviews
Profile of Older Adult Centres in Ontario
Centres of Interest Study: A survey
of 5,000 seniors in Ontario
Various documents are available below for download,
including the results of the study, Building Bridges to Tomorrow.