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HelpAge Canada

Site: Ottawa

Alternate Name Help Age Canada ; OCR ; Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere ; RISE
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
1300 Carling Ave, Unit 205
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7L2
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Intersection Merivale Rd and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Non-denominational, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting vulnerable and at-risk older persons both in both Canada and the developing world. 
Programs in developing countries include: Cataract Operation Program in India, micro-business projects in Kenya, physiotherapy for the elderly in long-term care and training for care staff in Haiti, support of retired advocates (who have no access to a pension) and construction of houses in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Sponsorship Program which allows Canadians to make monthly contributions to sponsor an older person in the following countries: Jamaica, Dominica, Haiti, Kenya, DR Congo, India, and Sri Lanka. 
The RISE Campaign (Reach Isolated Seniors Everywhere Sensitizes Canadians of all ages, cultures and regions to the impact of loneliness and social isolation on their older family members, friends and neighbours and inspires them to take action. This pan-Canadian campaign involves partners from all over the country, as well as individual Canadians. 
In Nunavut: Works with local elders and seniors, health and social service providers, and the business community to gather information on the concerns of the elderly, what is working and what needs to be addressed to improve their sense of well-being and quality of life. Established the Nunavut Seniors Society "o act as "one voice" for the Inuit and non-Inuit Elders and seniors who are dispersed over 25 Isolated communities.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Call, e-mail or visit website for more information.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Service Categories Friendly Outreach Programs ~ Older Adults ; International Relief ; Outreach Programs ~ Older Adults ~ Homebound ; Senior Advocacy Groups ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-232-0727
Toll Free Phone 1-800-648-1111
Fax 613-232-7625
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Executive Jacques Bertrand, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Executive Amy Westland, Chairperson, Board of Directors
Other Details
Established 1975
Funding Provincial ; Federal ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118955921 RR0001 ; Private
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Newsletters * annual report
Resources Website
Accreditation No

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