Councillor Josh Matlow

Seniors Community Grant Program Allows for Seniors HomeShare Pilot Project!

As we all know, the growth in Toronto’s seniors population is expected to accelerate in the coming years. Presently, there are now more seniors living in Toronto than children. As Toronto’s Seniors Advocate, I was pleased to move a motion at City Council to authorize the City’s Social Development, Finance and Administration division to receive a grant from the Ministry of Seniors Affairs under the Seniors Community Grant Program to provide funding for a seniors HomeShare pilot program. These funds will support the development of this pilot project to connect over-housed seniors in Toronto with university graduate students to improve social connection and independent aging. While this is a major step forward, more work still needs to be done!

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