Social isolation and loneliness affect more than one million older Canadians. Loneliness and social isolation foster serious social, mental and physical health challenges and a significant reduction in quality of life for older people and for their caregivers and communities.


Seniors Can!?(A?nés Debout!) is a national grant program designed to help low-income seniors across Canada avoid isolation and loneliness and engage more fully with their communities. Through the generous support of the Founding Program Partner, Seniors Can! provides grants to local community partners of up to $2000 for individual seniors and $5000 for charitable organizations or other qualified donees. Seniors Can! takes a wholistic approach to supporting senior inclusion and offers grants for four key areas: Accessibility, Well-Being, Innovative Programming, and Emergency Relief.

Seniors Can! Emergency Relief

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, HelpAge Canada has expanded the Seniors Can! program to include a fourth grant: The Emergency Relief Grant. Partner agencies may access grants of $2000 repeatedly in support of emergency efforts to provide Isolated Seniors with access to food, medications, hygiene products and personal care. The grant also allows for support for staff and volunteers who are facing increased stress and difficulty serving seniors in their care.

Let a Canadian Senior know they are not alone!

We are proud to partner with the following local community agencies who are working tirelessly to provide much needed support to Canadian seniors. THANK YOU!

  • Kerby Centre, Calgary, AB
  • West End Seniors’ Network, Vancouver BC
  • Glace Bay Food Bank, NS
  • Yellowknife Seniors’ Society, NWT
  • Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre, ON
  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, ON
  • West Neighbourhood House, Toronto, ON
  • St Matthew’s House, Hamilton, ON
  • PAS de La Rue, Montreal, QC
  • Jimmy Pratt Memorial Outreach Centre, St Johns NL
  • Seniors Serving Seniors, Victoria, BC
  • NorWest Co-op Community Health, Winnipeg, MB
  • Le Centre Almage Communautaire Pour Personnes Agees, Montreal, QC
  • Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby, BC
  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Society, Vancouver, BC
  • Saskatoon Service for Seniors, Saskatoon, SK
  • Spence Neighbourhood Association Inc., Winnipeg, MB
  • Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Whitevalley Community Resource Centre, Lumby, BC
  • Marlene Street Community Resource Centre, Winnipeg, MB
  • Carrefour Montrose, Montreal, QC
  • Fredericton Meals on Wheels, Fredericton, NB
  • Twin City 50+ Seniors Club, Labrador City, NL
  • Schubert Centre, Vernon, BC
  • Seniors Service Society, New Westminster, BC
  • SAGE Seniors Association, Edmonton, AB
  • The Lighthouse Supported Living, Saskatoon, SK
  • Saskatoon Council on Aging Inc., Saskatoon, SK
  • The WoodGreen Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • Jewish Family Services Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
  • Cornerstone Housing for Women, Ottawa, ON
  • Life Unlimited for Older Adults, Redlief Centre, Springdale, NL
  • Innovation Jeunes (Christian Direction Inc.), Montréal, QC
  • Vision Gaspe Perce Now, QC
  • CAMI- Magdalen Islands, QC
  • South Shore Assistance and Referral Centre- Monteregie, QC
  • Coasters Association- Lower North Shore, QC
  • CCS- Montreal Centre West, QC
  • AGAPE- Laval, QC
  • REISA- Montreal East,QC
  • Olde Forge Commuity Resource Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • the Montfort Renaissance and centre de services Guiges, Ottawa, ON
  • St Croix Wellness and Renewal Centre, St Stephens, NB
  • Quebec Community Health and Social Services Foundation, Quebec City, QC
  • Beth Donovan Hospice, Kemptville, ON
  • Silver Threads Service, Victoria, BC
  • Seniors Outreach Services Society, Kelowna, BC
  • Centre d'action bénévole de la Missisquoi Nord (CABMN), QC
  • Sercovie, QC
  • Centre d'action bénévole du Haut-Saint-Fran?ois, QC
  • Centre d'action bénévole de la MRC de Coaticook, QC
  • Centre d’action bénévole de Windsor et regions, QC
  • Le P’tit Bonheur de Saint-Camille, QC
  • Aide Communautaire de Lennoxville et des environs, QC
  • A & O: Support Services for Older Adults, MB
  • Les Petits Frères, Montréal, QC
  • Transcona Council for Seniors Inc, MB
  • SurgeNarrows Community Association, BC
  • South Winnipeg Seniors Resource Council, MB
  • People for a Healthy Community on Gabriola Island Society, BC
  • Jocelyn Hutton Foundation, MB
  • Eldridge Memorial Library, NS
  • Chebucto Links Senior Support Association, NS
  • Broadway Senior Resource Council, MB
  • Arbutus Shaughnessy Kerrisdale Friendship Society, BC
  • Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, NAT
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, ON

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