Welcome to the COA
Who We Are, What We Do
The Council on Aging of Ottawa is a bilingual, volunteer-based charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of seniors living in Ottawa. We strive to promote and champion the basic tenets of an inclusive, caring city and the importance of community-wide engagement with a special focus on the vulnerable and isolated. Seniors' concerns and issues are identified and solutions are sought through forums, research projects and partnership networks.
The Council on Aging is primarily focused in the following areas of activity:
Collective Engagement for Collective Impact
Becoming a member of the COA means investing in your future, the future of your family and your community.
It is a way for you to:
Join us in the effort to create the kind of community that we all want and deserve to grow old in – where seniors get recognition and respect as valued, engaged participants, where no one gets left behind.
There is no better time to take advantage of the opportunity to become a COA member and get involved!
Age-Friendly Ottawa is a project of the COA. Age-Friendly Ottawa and the City of Ottawa are working with seniors and several community partners to define issues, and plan and implement specific initiatives to improve Ottawa’s physical, social and service environments according to World Health Organization guidelines for creating Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.Find Out More About Building an Age-Friendly Business Community