Special COVID-19 Updates

Putting a Spotlight on Ottawa’s Seniors During the Pandemic


The Council on Aging wants to hear about your experiences during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With questions about how you are coping, managing anxiety and staying connected, your responses will be used to support Ottawa’s seniors during this and other public health crises.

Click on the link to complete the survey online. It will take about 15 minutes.

If you would prefer to complete the questionnaire over the phone, call 613-789-3577 ext. 4 and leave a message. Someone will call you back within 24 hours to collect your information.

Make sure your voice is heard.

Recent Issues

Community Events Calendar

Looking for something to do at home?

Check out our Community Events Calendar for a listing of online or telephone based activities.

COVID-19 Support Services - Working together to help seniors and adults living with disabilities

Services for seniors are available right now:

Pharmacy Delivery and Help with Food: Includes food and other essential supplies
Meals on Wheels: Delivery of nutritious frozen meals
Telephone Safety Checks: Regular check in phone calls to ensure you or your loved ones are safe
Transportation: Rides to essential medical appointments
Dementia Support: Information, support, and care navigation for persons living with dementia, caregivers and families
Staying Connected While at Home: Join group social programs, by phone or online

Community Information


Community Information Centre of Ottawa connects you with supports and services. Information available in 150+ languages. 


City of Ottawa provides information and services for residents about municipal services.

9-1-1 in case of an emergency

Resources to Stay Socially Connected

A Friendly Voice offers a telephone friendly visiting line for seniors 55+. Offered by Rural Ottawa South Support Services.


Seniors’ Centre Without Walls organizes free telephone group activities for seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities. Offered by the Good Companion Centre.

Other Resources and Supports

Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region is a local connection to mental health support and resources, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Distress: 613-238-3311
Crisis: 613-722-6914
or 1-866-996-0991

TelAide offrons un service d’écoute téléphonique en français aux personnes qui ont besoin d’une oreille, qui nécessitent du soutien ou de références.


Elder Abuse Response and Referral Service provides intake, information, consultation, referral, and support services for seniors at-risk or who are in an abusive situation. Offered by Nepean, Osgoode, Rideau Community Resource Centre.

613-596-5626 ext. 230

LGBT Wellbeing Check-in Program provides a telephone assurance program for LGBT adults with disabilities (18+) and older adults (55+). Offered by The Good Companions Centre.


Ontario Caregiver Helpline provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support.

1-833-416-2273 (CARE)

Tele-Health Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information. A Registered Nurse will take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.