The Council on Aging of Ottawa

coa@coaottawa.ca | (613) 789-3577
coa@coaottawa.ca | (613) 789-3577
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New Board Member – Chantal Tessier
Chantal is a highly motivated healthcare professional with a strong background in public health, serving vulnerable populations. She brings over 20 years of experience as a dental hygienist, including...
2023 Federal Budget Highlights
On March 28, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland released the federal government’s 2023-24 Spring Budget, A Made-in-Canada Plan: Strong Middle Class, Affordable Economy,...
2023 Ontario Budget Highlights
On March 23, Minister of Finance Peter Bethlenfalvy released the 2023 Budget: Building a Strong Ontario. The COA summarized highlights from the provincial budget that aligns with the COA’s 2023 Pre-Budget...
Audrey Jacques, Lead, Home and Community Care Working Group
Audrey Jacques has over fifteen years of experience in the federal public sector. She has worked in communications and marketing as well as on a number of social policy files, including the delivery of...
Accessible Housing and Universal Design
People living with disabilities, including many older adults, require accessible built environments, including age-friendly accessible housing. The best way to ensure this requirement is to adopt Universal...
We Need Accessible Housing and Inclusive Communities
Accessibility is created when the needs of people with disabilities are specifically considered, and products, services and facilities are built or modified so that they can be used by people of all abilities. In...
Chair of Communications & Marketing – Seeking New Board Member
Authority and Responsibility The Board of Directors is the legal authority for The Council on Aging of Ottawa. As a member of the Board, the Chair of Communications provides leadership and support to staff...
Celebrating Older Adults in the Francophone Community
By Peggy Edwards, The Council on Aging of OttawaFirst published in the Fifty-Five Plus Magazine, March/April 2023 During the week of March 20, older adults in the Francophone community enjoy International...
Engage at Every Age Intergenerational Project
  Celebrating the People Behind Innovative New Intergenerational Engagement Opportunities To celebrate International Women’s Day, we acknowledge our team of enthusiastic and passionate women (and one man...
Fund Development Coordinator - Job Description
  As a bilingu­al and inclusive Council, The Council on Aging of Ottawa works to advance the wellbeing of Ottawa’s older adults.  The COA has been an active part of the Ottawa community for over 45 years,...
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