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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:

  1. To strengthen the role of OACAO in being a leader for Older Adult Centres in Ontario.
  2. To enhance the range of programs and services offered to members of OACAO.
  3. To promote the role of Older Adult Centres in contributing to the health and well being of older
    adults in Ontario.
  4. To explore the future trends that will impact on Older Adult Centres .
  5. A number of activities were conducted over the three years of the project including:
    • Key Information interviews
    • Profile of Older Adult Centres in Ontario
    • Focus Groups
    • 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.

Website Presentation

Building Bridges Overview



Research Update09 3

2008 Profile of Older Adult Centres

FINAL Centres of Interest PDF with Appendix


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