Workshop 6 – Exploring Housing Options

Participants will consider where they might want to live 2, 5 or 10 years from now, the numerous factors that may influence their preferences and decisions and what options are currently available in Ottawa.


It is a big decision to change your living arrangements at any stage of life, but especially in older age.  Planning NOW before a crisis forces you to move, can make the decision easier and help ensure that you will be happy with where you are living in the future.  During this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • determine where you want to live 2, 5 or 10 years from now
  • understand the considerations in making your next move
  • learn about housing options available in Ottawa
  • commit to planning now before a crisis forces you to move

COA Resources

Housing Options in Ottawa: A Guide for Older

Checklist: Should I Stay or Should I Move?

5 Minute Video - Housing Options in Ottawa: A Guide for Older Adults 2019

Community Support Services



Champlain Community Support Network

211 – Community Information Centre of Ottawa

Financial Help - Province of Ontario
Seniors: Manage Your Finances

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health - Housing & Homelessness Program
613-748 5999

Inuit Non Profit Housing Corporation
613-741 1449

Gignul Non Profit Housing Corporation

Ottawa Services


City of Ottawa – 3-1-1

City of Ottawa Housing

Property Tax Deferral Program
The City of Ottawa offers two deferral programs for property taxes for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities. Eligible homeowners may apply for a full or partial deferral of their annual property taxes.

Ontario Renovates Program
Provides financial assistance to:

  • Seniors living on a low-income
  • Households with someone with a disability
  • Households with senior residents

for home repairs, energy efficiency improvements and renovations that improve the accessibility of their home.

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