Cultural, social, learning, volunteer, and recreational programs to help you stay healthy, independent, active, and socially connected.

Socialization – Recreation - Education – Life Skills

Seniors Connect Program is designed to promote and support the social inclusion and participation of seniors in the community. The program entails activities that help seniors acquire new skills and implement those skills.

CASE is a non profit organization for senior citizens. We seek to empower seniors through comprehensive, integrated, and innovative services that meet the diverse needs of seniors within our community. Our Seniors Connect programs work to improve the mental, physical, and social well-being of low-income seniors through activities that promote social participation, facilitate intergenerational exchanges, develop new skills, and provide food security assistance. These activities are offered on-site and in other locations, including subsidized housing building complexes that we have partnered with to lower loneliness and isolation while promoting mentorship, inclusion, and volunteerism among seniors

Education/Interactive Workshops

Poverty Alleviation

Socialization Activities

Recreational Activities

Healthy Living

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Empowering seniors by reducing isolation and fostering a sense of community

We offer various recreational and social activities designed specifically for seniors to reduce isolation while promoting social inclusion, volunteerism, and mentorship.

Our activities include:

  • Creative arts and crafts
  • Movie Nights
  • Board Games
  • Coffee & Chat
  • Music Nights
  • Tai Chi Sessions
  • Seasonal Potluck
  • Birthday Bash

If you’d like to join our recreational activities, Register Here

You can also call us at 905-216-2244 to register by phone.   

Have any questions about the program? Connect with us!

Promoting equitable access to nutritious and culturally relevant foods

Food is a fundamental human right. Still, about 1 in 8 Canadian households suffer from food insecurity. Often, marginalized populations such as low-income seniors, single-parent households, and recent immigrants are the most at risk. The pandemic further increased barriers to accessing adequate food, which has been detrimental to the health and well-being of many households.

With the generous support of our sponsors, CASE aims to tackle this growing problem of food insecurity through grassroots initiatives that provide help at the individual level.

Our Food Voucher program aims to make fresh and nutritious food accessible for low-income seniors 65 years and above in our community. Our program provides financial supplements to low-income seniors in the form of grocery vouchers. These vouchers enable our clients to purchase nutritious and suitable food that meets their needs and enables them to lead a healthy, fulfilling life. This initiative also helps increase the number of low-income and vulnerable clients that gain access to food, hygiene, and other basics to reduce barriers to food insecurity. Presently, our food security programs have served more than 829 unique seniors with a growing waiting list and 200 single parents and families. In the Peel Region, low-income seniors residents received groceries/food vouchers and were able to afford and access their preferred nutritious meals that promote healthy living while going through recovery from the COVID pandemic period. We aim to reach out to over 2,500 low-income and marginalized seniors in the next one year.

You are eligible for the Seniors Food Voucher program if you are…

  1. 65 years of age or older AND
  2. Qualify as low-income

Here’s how it works:

  1. You fill out this form and register.
  2. You receive one voucher worth $50.
  3. You use the voucher at participating stores to purchase foods of your choice.

Please note that due to limited funding, our program operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may be placed on our waiting list.

Meet our participating stores:

If you feel this program may be able to help you, Register Here

You can also register at our office in person.

If you’d like to help us continue this program, Donate Here

As always, we appreciate your support!

Have any questions about the vouchers. Connect with us!

Improving financial stability and well-being

Financial well-being is important to live a healthy and fulfilling life. However, our modern financial institutions can be difficult to navigate and unwelcoming for many low-income seniors. As a result, they may feel excluded from the financial system, preventing them from obtaining financial security, which in turn hinders their emotional and mental health.

CASE’s nonprofit financial literacy program equips seniors with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to confidently manage their finances, access opportunities and benefits, safeguard against fraud, and achieve financial stability. We seek to ensure that seniors are prepared to make sound financial decisions and ultimately end the cycle of poverty.

We cover subjects such as:

  • Budgeting and Managing Spending
  • Debt Management
  • Protecting Yourself from Fraud
  • Applying for Benefits
  • Importance of Tax Returns
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Returns Benefits

We’ve also collaborated with other government organizations and nonprofits to host these workshops.

Our current and/or prior partners include:

  • Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO)
  • Ontario Ministry of Finance
  • Peel Police
  • Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
  • Credit Counseling Society
  • Advocacy Centre for the Elderly
  • Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE)

If you’d like to join our free workshops, Register Here

Have any questions about the program? Connect with us!

Getting seniors connected and bridging the digital divide

For years now, the world has been shifting online. There is an app for anything and everything.

But not everyone has equal access to the resources and opportunities that the virtual world offers. As the world rapidly digitizes, many seniors are being left behind. This digital gap was especially pronounced during the COVID-19 pandemic that left many seniors socially isolated without any avenue for connection and vulnerable to online fraud and scams.

The need for digital access and literacy for seniors is clear. CASE’s computer literacy program helps seniors build the skills they need to navigate this modern, digital world with security and confidence. Through our free technology education workshops, we facilitate equitable access to the benefits and social connections that technology provides. Free and friendly learning environment for seniors to learn basic computer skills and safe use of the internet while engaging them in intergenerational relationships with young adults, students, and volunteers. The objective is to support social participation and inclusion of seniors in their community, reduce loneliness and social isolation and improve quality of life.

We cover subjects such as:

  • Typing
  • Emailing
  • Video conferencing software: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel
  • Windows Basics
  • Internet Browsing
  • Online Shopping
  • Digital safety

If you’d like to join our workshops, Register Here

Have any questions about the program? Connect with us!

Supporting vulnerable low-income communities through free tax preparation

Filing taxes can be an intimidating and expensive endeavor. Yet, for low-income households, tax preparation can be vital to accessing social support and government assistance.

We provide free tax preparation services to low-income seniors every year. With the help of our free tax clinics, seniors and other vulnerable community members can take advantage of government grants, benefits, and savings to boost their household finances.

Our next free tax clinic is scheduled for Spring 2022.

Have any questions about the program? Connect with us!

Reducing senior’s social isolation through friendly check-ins

Social isolation can be detrimental to your mental and physical health, which has been especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults can be especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation and often suffer from serious health impacts and reduced quality of life. Our Wellness Check program helps Lower obstacles low-income seniors face in relation to extreme social isolation and loneliness by conducting individualized wellness check in’s via phone calls. We also provide them with required personal protective equipment (PPE) that they might be missing, such as gloves and masks.

Moreover, it provides friendly phone check-ins and casual conversations to keep seniors socially connected and cared for. We seek to reduce seniors’ isolation and enhance their well-being by offering companionship and emotional support.

If you’d like to join our call list, Register Here

Have any questions about the program? Connect with us!