Seniors’ Month in Toronto and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

The Toronto Seniors’ Forum gives a voice to seniors not often heard. Their dedicated members work to ensure the City of Toronto meets its commitment to provide services equitably to all senior residents.

Register for the Seniors’ Month in Toronto Event here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/seniors-month-tickets-33700952456

DATE/TIME

  • Thu, 15 June 2017
  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

  • Toronto City Hall- Members Lounge
  • 100 Queen Street West
  • Toronto, ON M5G 1P5

The Toronto Seniors’ Forum (TSF) is a city-sponsored and supported group of seniors (60 and over) who are Toronto residents.

The Forum meets monthly to examine, discuss and advise on seniors issues. The Toronto Seniors’ Forum was established in 2004 “to facilitate civic engagement of seniors in Toronto” and “to ensure that Toronto meets its commitment to providing equitable services to all seniors living in or visiting Toronto.”

The Toronto Seniors’ Forum provides an opportunity for senior residents to have input into the City of Toronto’s operations and policies.

The Toronto Seniors’ Forum can have up to 26 members. The Forum tries to choose members who can embody the “voice” of seniors. Strong efforts are made to ensure that the voices of seniors who are marginalized (due to language, culture, poverty, or other diversity issues) are included.

Members are chosen to represent communities with common social identities. Toronto Seniors’ Forum is composed of:

  • 2 members representing Aboriginal/ First Nations communities, 2 members of African (Black) heritage, 2 members of Asian heritage, 2 members of Latin American/Hispanic heritage, 2 members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or two-spirited, 2 members who are South Asian, 2 members with disabilities
  • 12 additional members. (Three seniors from each of the four City districts – North, East, South and West.)

The Toronto Seniors’ Forum held consultations with seniors in most communities across Toronto. These consultations yielded a number of common priorities for seniors across the city. Priorities for seniors appear to be:

  • Transportation and mobility
  • Financial issues: seniors’ resources, service costs, program fees, and fiscal ability to access services.
  • Civic engagement: the need for leadership and advocacy around seniors’ issues.
  • Housing and accommodation.
  • Health, community and social services.
  • Culturally sensitive services.
  • Safety, security and legal protection.

Toronto Senior’s Forum is recruiting new members!

Experience opportunities to:

  • Advocate for change on issues that matter
  • Develop an age-friendly Toronto
  • Network with other seniors organizations

For more information, please contact Tina Peach (416-392-8630) or tpeach@toronto.ca.


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