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The Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario, which was founded in 1973, is an incorporated non-profit provincial organization and a registered charity. The OACAO is funded entirely through membership fees, business partnerships, educational training ventures, management of special projects and various revenue generation initiatives.
The OACAO is a recognized leader in the development of quality services, resources and supports for our network of community based older adult centres.
The Association was first organized in 1973 as the Senior Citizens Centres’ Association of Ontario (SCCAO) based on the common concerns of those working in Seniors’ Centres. In 1982, the Association was incorporated under the name of the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario as a not for profit corporation with Charitable Status.
The OACAO is extremely proud to have started the Ontario Senior Games program in Ontario in 1983 and to have been directly affiliated with the OSGA until 1995 when the OSGA established their own office. Older adult centres in Ontario are active in the senior games program through the promotion, development and operation of senior games events.
What We Provide
The OACAO provides the following services to our member centres and organizations: