General Information

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

McMaster University has launched the French version of the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal – a unique website that supports the healthy aging goals of Canada’s expanding senior population. Since the development of the English site in 2014, the Portal has gained praise from a growing number of citizen visitors as well as key government officials and health care professionals who are encouraging older adults and caregivers to access this invaluable resource.  With an abundance of health-related websites available online, what sets the Portal apart is its emphasis on pr

See It … Stop It … Prevent It”
Telephone resources for information and help for abuse or neglect of older adults. provides on-line conveniences, connections and services available in Hamilton. – Communities and Organizations
Information about the communities that make up Hamilton and the organizations that serve them. **

Community Information Hamilton – Link to Database
An online database of community services.

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario
Aims to bring together into one resource, the programs and services provided to Ontario seniors by all levels of government, as well as by community organizations and service providers.  Available in Chinese, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Punjabi and Spanish. Produced by the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat.

A Guide to Benefits and Services for Seniors
Information regarding the various benefits and services for seniors in Hamilton, compliments of Chris Charlton MP for Hamilton Mountain.

Age-Friendly Communication: Facts, Tips and Ideas
To promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health. Public Health Agency of Canada

Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly is a community based (Toronto) legal clinic for low income senior citizens. ACE is managed by a volunteer board of directors at least half of whom are seniors. ACE is funded through Legal Aid Ontario and is the first legal clinic in Canada to specialize in the legal problems of seniors. ACE provides direct legal services to low-income seniors, public legal education, and engages in law reform activities. ACE services and activities are in relation to areas of law of special importance to the seniors’ population.

Seniors’ Info
A website designed to provide easy access for seniors, their families, and service providers in Ontario to important information.

Health & Community Support Services

  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
  • Overview of Care Options
  • Care in Your Home
  • Arranging Care
  • Who do I Contact for Information?

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre
Provide access to government-funded in-home health care, community services, and long-term care homes.

Find a Care Provider in Hamilton
Provides resources to assist you in finding a Health Care Provider. Listings for dentists, optometrists, physicians and surgeons, etc. are included.

Hamilton Senior City – A local directory of senior services in Hamilton.

Health Services in Hamilton
Hospitals, community health centres, long-term care, walk-in clinics **

Managing Your Health
Getting the most out of health care services requires you to be active and vocal in all aspects of health care. Learn how to talk to your doctor, evaluate online health information, better understand various diagnostic medical tests, and much, much, more. **

Hamilton Dementia Care Network
A database of a broad range of programs and services for seniors, their families and caregivers. **

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network
In March 2006, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care created 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) across the province to plan integrate and fund local health care.


Long-Term Care in Greater Hamilton
This web site will tell you about each of the long-term care facilities in the Greater Hamilton Area, about choosing a facility, how the Community Care Access Centre will help you apply to a facility, and the services these facilities provide.

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario (Chapter 5: Long-Term Care Facilities)
Aims to bring together into one resource, the programs and services provided to Ontario seniors by the government, as well as by community organizations and service providers. Produced by the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat.

The Care Guide Source for Seniors
The Care Guide is a free resource to help you make informed decisions about seniors’ housing, care services and related matters for you or a loved one including retirement homes, independent supportive living, assisted living, long-term care, alzheimer care, home health care and community support services.

Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA)
OLTCA is the largest long term care provider association in Ontario representing the full mix of long term care operators – private, not-for-profit, charitable and municipal. Our member homes are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and provide care and accommodation services to residents throughout Ontario.

Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors(OANHSS)
OANHSS is a provincial, non-profit organization representing long term care facilities, seniors housing, and community agencies that provide care and services on a not-for-profit basis. There are over 470 members in total which includes commercial suppliers and associate members.

Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)
ORCA is a voluntary, non-profit association established in 1977 that sets professional operating standards, inspect and accredit retirement residences in Ontario.

Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC)
OARC was formed in 1981 by residents themselves, to act as a collective voice for Councils in all types of long term care Homes in Ontario.