https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/campaigns/seniors.html This Government of Canada Website offers several helpful resources including online access to a variety of programs and services to help you ensure your later years are safe and secure. The site provides links to topics including specific information on: Canada Pension Plan, Guaranteed Income Supplements, Old Age Security, Caregiver Benefits, tips on managing your health, safety and money management as well as information on fraud prevention. Use the website, visit any Service Canada office or call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).
https://open.alberta.ca/publications/seniors-programs-and-services-information-guide This Guide is designed to help seniors and their families stay informed about the assistance available to seniors in our province, through programs such as the Alberta Seniors Benefit. This important program provides a monthly cash benefit to eligible, low-income seniors. Information about our other programs is also available in this Guide, including Dental and Optical Assistance, Alberta Aids to Daily Living, Education Property Tax Assistance, and Special Needs Assistance for Seniors. In addition to providing information about provincial programs and services, this Guide includes details on federal and community-based programs and services that support seniors. Contact by telephone at Toll free: 310-0000 (in Alberta)
https://www.gov.mb.ca/seniors//publications/docs/seniors_guide.pdf A complete resource of Manitoba specific resources for seniors, including information on Active Living supports, Caregiving and End-of-Life, Financial, Health and Wellness, Housing and more! Hard copies can be ordered as well by calling 204-945-6565 or toll free at 1-800-665-6565.
https://novascotia.ca/seniors/services.asp#Seniors The Department of Seniors coordinates the various programs and services for seniors in Nova Scotia. This work is done in cooperation with the many other provincial departments and agencies that plan and deliver programs and services for seniors. Contact Toll-free: 1-800-670-4357 for further information.
https://novascotia.ca/dhw/ccs/live-well-at-home.asp To help seniors live well at home, the province is providing programs and funding. There are a variety of supports, from taking care of daily needs like meal preparation to funding for a personal alert system. Contact Toll-free: 1-800-670-4357 for further information.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-seniors-accessibility A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario is your resource for information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. It is produced by the Ministry of Seniors Affairs and distributed by ServiceOntario Publications. For further information on services and supports contact the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility by phone at 416-326-7076 or toll free at 1-888-910-1999.
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/seniors This section is of special interest to our aging population. You will find practical advice and helpful information for living independently and the services and support offered if you require specialized care and assistance. Contact: Health PEI, Phone: 902-368-6130
https://benefitsfinder.services.gc.ca/hm?GoCTemplateCulture=en-CA The Benefits Finder is a tool that can help you find Benefits and Services that you may be eligible to receive. It asks a few questions and uses your answers to search. It does not collect or track your information. The more questions you answer, the more customized and accurate your results will be. Supports include both Government of Canada and Provincial/Territorial Governments.
https://mailchi.mp/osc/20200602?e=3b91be9b2f Investor News from the Ontario Securities Commission. This current publication includes relevant and useful information on financial issues affecting seniors, regardless of the province within which they reside. Pay particular attention to the section identifying financial supports from governments for seniors – in addition to the tips on avoiding frauds and scams during the Pandemic and other useful tips.
https://www.mymic.ca/ This website, designed by CFEE for Newcomers has additional information on Managing Your Money that may be useful – designed for Newcomers the content provides answer to Life Events that are of concern to seniors. It is an excellent resource tool that will complement the material that we cover in our workshop.
https://www.letstalkmoneyseniors.com/ Let’s Talk Money: Seniors web site – Seniors are challenged to have difficult conversations with their older adult children about their legacy planning – including wills, estates and end of life plans. This new online resource provides tips and tools around 10 common topics, designed to facilitate the discussions. Follow the advice and support of our senior “Champions” as they share their experience, and lessons learned.
https://moneyandyouseniorsedition.com/ – Money and You: Seniors Edition: This new online resource is built upon the success of our Money and Youth program and has been developed with the generous support of IG Wealth Management. The resource features 12 modules in an easy to read and life relevant format designed to help seniors and older adults navigate money related decisions as they transition through life events in their “golden years”.
https://benefitswayfinder.org/ Benefits Wayfinder – The Benefits wayfinder can be used by individuals, as well as community service providers that help people to access their income benefits. The tool includes information and resources from federal, provincial, and territorial governments, updated on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available.
https://moneyandyouseniorsedition.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Intergenerational-Wealth-Guidebook-ENG.pdf – Intergenerational Wealth Guidebook – A guide to help you start the wealth transfer conversation. Did you know that many Canadian families are not adequately prepared to pass on their wealth? The main reason is often a lack of communication. Preserving your wealth and family legacy requires the right planning, and it all starts with open conversations. This guidebook outlines essential topics to help you begin meaningful discussions with your family and beneficiaries.