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A group of older people in discussion

Housing Options in Ottawa

Checklist for housing

Should I Stay or Should I Move?

It is a big decision to move or change your living arrangements at any stage of life, but especially when you are older. Planning now, before a crisis forces you to move, can make the decision easier and ensure you will be happy with your choice. Download The Age-Friendly Housing Search Checklist here!

A Guide for Older Adults – Updated 2021

This Guide will help you better understand your housing options and make informed decisions about where you want to live now and in the future.

Housing Resources

Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain
(formerly Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN))
310-2222 (no area code required)

Social Housing Registry of Ottawa 

Landlord and Tenant Board 

Action Housing (East Ottawa) 

Ontario Retirement Communities Association 

Housing Help (West Ottawa) 

Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority 
1-855-ASK-RHRA (1-855-275-7472)

Ontario Ministry Health and Long-Term Care
Home Community and Residential Care Services

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

To book a presentation on the Housing Guide, contact us at

A Resource List for Older Adults

This resource list was compiled by the Council on Aging’s Age-Friendly Housing Committee. It includes the resources in the Housing Guide to consult for more information.



Amica Westboro Park

Champlain Community Support Network

Elephant Print

National Association of Federal Retirees

Fifty-five Plus Magazine

Philips Lifeline

Renos 4 Life

Tea and Toast


Wellington West Retirement Community