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Age-Friendly Housing Survey

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The Council on Aging of Ottawa (COA) wants to hear from you!



Older adults are the fastest-growing age group in Ottawa. Many older adults live on fixed incomes and will need to consider changing health, accessibility, and housing needs as they age.

Your feedback will help us understand the housing needs of older adults aged 50+ living in Ottawa. It will also help shape policies, partnerships and advocacy actions being developed by the COA over the next year.

We ask that you complete our survey and forward it to anyone you know residing in the Ottawa area over the age of 50. Additionally, we ask that you complete the survey even if you attended the community conversation sessions. The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

We look forward to hearing from you!


The survey will be open from 
November 2023 to March 2024.

613-789-3577 ext. | poste 3

Age-Friendly Housing Resources 

City of Ottawa.  

Mayor and City Councils. (find the name and email address of your Councillor)
Council Liaisons for Older Adults
Guide to services and programs for older adults
Help around the home
(2021). Homelessness Point-in-Time Count.  
(2019). Older Adult Plan

The Council on Aging of Ottawa.  

(2023a). Age-Friendly Housing Community Conversations
(2023b). Accessible Housing and Universal Design
(2022a). Solving the Municipal Housing Problem Means Providing Affordable and Accessible Options for Older Adults. 
(2022b). Fact sheet on NORC-SSPs (Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities – Supportive Services Program) 
(2021). Housing Option in Ottawa: A Guide for Older Adults in Ottawa. 
(2017). How Age Friendly is Ottawa? An Evaluation Framework to Measure the Age-Friendliness of Ottawa

Other Research 

Carolyn Whitzman for Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa. (2023). Starts With Home: Scaling up Non-Profit Housing in Ottawa.  

Drummond, Duncan Sinclair, Rebekah Bergen, and COVID-19 Health Policy Working Group. (2020). Ageing Well. Queen’s University. 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. 

(2023). Universal Design Guide.  
(2021). Tips and Advice for Aging in Place.  
(2020a). Housing for Older Canadians – Designing the Project.  
(2020b). Housing for Older Canadians – Understanding the Market.  
(2018). Maintaining Seniors’ Independence Through Home Adaptations: A Self-Assessment Guide

Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of Toronto. (2022). The Municipal Role in Housing.

Donnelly, C., Nguyen, P., Parniak, S., DePaul, V. (2020). Beyond long-term care: The benefits of seniors’ communities that evolve on their own. The Conversation.  

National Institute on Ageing. (various). Ageing in the Right Place Series

Stay Informed! 

The Council on Aging of Ottawa   

City of Ottawa 

Ottawa and Gatineau ACORN  

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal Housing,