The Council on Aging of Ottawa | (613) 789-3577 | (613) 789-3577
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Workshop 7 – Addressing Common Financial Concerns

Participants will review the most common financial concerns of seniors, which ones are of greatest concern to them, and what they can do to address or alleviate those concerns.


In this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • define and discuss your thoughts about your income and spending
  • assess your own levels of financial independence and confidence
  • commit to taking action to improve your level of financial literacy and planning


Calculate Retirement Income
(Financial Consumer Association of Canada)

Ontario Tax Credits and Grants for Seniors
(Ontario Securities Commission)

Create an Info Package for Your Executor

City of Ottawa Financial Assistance

Personal Information Inventory 

Financial Literacy Resources

Elder Abuse Response and Referral Service (NROCRC)
613-596-5626 ext. 230

Minwaashin Lodge (for women & children fleeing situations of abuse)

Get your Credit Report- Equifax

Get your Credit Report -Transunion

Budget Planner

Info on Scams and Fraud, Financial Abuse and Cyber Safety

Retiring on a Low Income Course
Whether you are a current senior, approaching retirement, assisting your family or just concerned about the future, join us to learn about income security programs.
What is “low-income”?
What do seniors get in Ontario?
How do you reduce taxable income or get money back?
How do you protect a low retirement income?
Visit or email to find out about upcoming courses.

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Downloadable Spending Plan Worksheet