Helpful Links

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly - a community-based legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities.

Alzheimer Knowledge Exchange Resource Centre - links to people, information and innovations related to the care of persons with Alzheimer Disease and related dementia (ADRD).

Alzheimer Society of Canada - providing support, information, and education to people with ADRD, families, physicians, and healthcare providers. You can locate your local chapter by clicking here.

Canadian Coalition for Seniors' Mental Health - promoting the meantal health of seniors by connecting people, ideas, and resources. 

Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association - representing registered nurses who work with and for older adults in a wide variety of settings across Canada. Their interests include education, research, and clinical practice. 

Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) - one of 14 LHINs established by the Government of Ontario in 2006 to plan, coordinate, integrate and fund health services at the local level. You can locate the other LHINs by clicking here.

Concerned Friends of Ontario Citizens in Care Facilities - a non-profit corporation and registered charity dedicated to reform of the long-term care system and improvement of quality of life for residents.

Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International - an internet-based support network established to: promote respect and dignity for persons with dementia; provide a forum for the exchange of information; encourage support mechanisms such as local groups, counseling groups and Internet linkages; advocate for services for people with dementia; and, assist people to connect with their local Alzheimer’s Association

Java Music Club - a unique, mutual support group program for long term care homes, residential supportive housing and community health organizations. It is a research-based psychosocial intervention designed to address the critical social issue of depression and loneliness in care homes and in the community. It is also a program that enhances the effectiveness of Resident Councils and assists with compliance with regulatory requirements.

Life and Minds - the web publication for the Canadian Dementia Knowledge Translation Network.

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care - the government body working to establish a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated and sustainable publicly funded health system. Its plan for building a sustainable public health care system in Ontario is based on helping people stay healthy, delivering good care when people need it, and protecting the health system for future generations.

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program (MAREP) - a major division of the Research Institute for Aging (RIA) in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. MAREP’s mandate is to benefit and enhance the lives of all those experiencing dementia.

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly - an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and abroad.

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors - the provincial association representing not-for-profit providers of long term care, services and housing for seniors. Members include municipal and charitable long term care homes, nonprofit nursing homes, seniors' housing projects and community service agencies.

Ontario Community Support Association - represents the home and community support sector in Ontario. OCSA members are community based, not-for-profit organizations that provide services to help people live at home.

Ontario Family Councils' Program - free information resources, consultation services, networking support and training opportunities to help you start, strengthen, and sustain your Council.

Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) - the largest long term care provider association in Ontario and the only association that represents the full mix of long term care operators - private, not-for-profit, charitable and municipal. 

Ontario PsychoGeriatric Association - a leading voice for older persons in Ontario with mental health needs through: leadership, networking and partnership, education and support, and advocacy.

Ontario Seniors' Secretariat - works to improve the quality of life for Ontario’s seniors by: developing policies and programs that meet the needs of seniors and help them lead active, healthy and dignified lives; advising on the development of policies and programs across government on behalf of seniors; providing seniors with the information they need about vital programs and services, healthy lifestyles and aging; promoting the important contributions seniors make to families, communities, and the province of Ontario; maintaining close working relationships with seniors organizations across the province.

Pioneer Network - a center for all stakeholders in the field of aging and long term care whose focus is on providing home and community for elders guided by a person-directed philosophy.

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) - a charitable, non-profit foundation that links research, training, and practice to enhance care and quality of life for seniors. These links are created through partnerships.
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