Ontario Celebrates Seniors Month

Province recognizes the important contributions of our greatest generation

June 1, 2023

TORONTO — Today, Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility and Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough North issued the following statement:

June is Seniors Month in Ontario – a time to salute, honour and celebrate the knowledge, experience, and contributions that Ontario’s older adults have made and continue to make each and every day across our province.

This year’s theme is Working for Seniors.

Ontario is the great place it is today thanks to our Seniors. They are the ones who raised the families, made the sacrifice and built the best province—Ontario in the best country in the world—Canada.

That is why our government will always invest in programs and services so that our Seniors can stay fit, active, healthy, socially connected in their communities and close to home.

This year, I am proud to announce our government is investing up to $6 million dollars in over 280 Seniors Community Grant projects. These projects promote social inclusion, volunteerism, and community engagement.

Also our government is investing over $14 million dollars to support nearly 300 Seniors Active Living Centre (SALC) programs. These Seniors Centres help older adults, aged 50 + also keep fit, healthy, active, socially connected in their communities and close to home.

In addition, on June 5th, we are accepting applications to expand the SALC program to more communities so more seniors can keep connected and healthy. Stay tuned.

All of these investments improve the quality of life for our greatest generation.

Join me in celebrating Seniors Month throughout June.