The goals of the Housing Committee are to promote affordable housing choices and to advocate for quality housing for seniors in the City of Ottawa.


  • Study and evaluate housing options for senior
  • Work with the housing report created in the summer of 2016
  • Provide input to the Federal Government’s National Housing Strategy on seniors housing.
  • Track and assess policies that will affect housing for seniors


Current Highlights

Seniors Housing Report

The Seniors Housing Report is a  comprehensive bundle on affordable supportive seniors housing in Ottawa. It includes information on seniors housing and demographics, as well as key neighbourhoods with high concentrations of seniors. It profiles vulnerable seniors and outlines specific housing considerations important to them, as well as examples of successful alternative housing projects. The bundle will help inform the Housing Committee on potential future directions beneficial to Ottawa seniors.

Key Accomplishments

  • Developed of a Report on Seniors Housing in the summer of 2016
  • Informed and engaged the public in addressing housing issues by organizing a Housing Forum in 2008 with senior community members and developers to identify issues and obstacles.
  • Updated the “Directory of Housing and Residences for Seniors” first published in 2006


Committee Membership

  • This committee is restructuring after a two-year hiatus.  We are seeking members who have a significant interest in seniors housing issues.  To request to join this committee please email the Chair, Alex Cullen at a.cullen@coaottawa.ca