Through our commitment to improving the quality of life for seniors, we evolved into a well-being organization. We did this by involving seniors from multicultural, health, native, recreational, retiree and womens' organizations in our activities.
The Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations is a network of organizations. We support our aging population to enhance their quality of life through education, consultation and influencing stakeholders.
Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) began in 1985 as a means to work collaboratively in response to the de-indexing of pensions. At that time, 20 different seniors organizations helped form OSSCO. Since then, we have been instrumental in uniting seniors and keeping them informed and active on current issues. Today there are more than 140 organizations under our umbrella, representing 500 000 seniors in Ontario. OSSCO is a registered charity, as granted by the federal government.
The distinguished Dan Benedict Memorial Award celebrates the contribution of an individual or organization that advances social justice for seniors in their community. The Award honours the legacy of former board member Dan Benedict. In his memory, OSSCO annually reaches out to the community to find individuals and organizations that are working for social justice for seniors' issues and recognizes them and their efforts with this Award. Visit our website for nominating process and form.
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