In Photos: Claiming our Space, Naming our Future – 2024 CBSS Sector Summit

Check out our recap and the full gallery of photos from the 2024 Community-Based Seniors’ Services Sector Summit, where hundreds of grassroots  changemakers gathered in Ottawa from June 2nd to 4th, 2024, to declare their place as a national sector.

Supporting older people around the world and delivering vital humanitarian aid

Learn more about our Global Response and how we’re ensuring older people get the support they need, when and where they need it.

Together, we can create a new norm where everyone can age with dignity!

In 1975, a group of volunteers, concerned that no Canadian charitable organization represented the interests and needs of older persons in Canada, came together to found “Help the Aged Canada.” This was the beginning of what is known today as HelpAge Canada, an organization more committed than ever to improving how people age.

HelpAge Canada is exclusively dedicated to supporting community organizations and the older people they serve. As a founding member of the HelpAge Global Network – a unique worldwide alliance of over 170 members in 91 countries – we stand up for the rights of older people in Canada and around the world.

1 in 6

By 2030, 1 in 6 people in the world will be over the age of 60


Globally, 80% of older people do not have a pension or income support

We put people and communities first.

We believe that change starts where you live. That’s why HelpAge Canada has adopted a holistic approach to healthy aging, working alongside community-based seniors’ services (CBSS) organizations to deliver solutions that are tailored to the needs of communities and the older people who live there.

HelpAge Canada isn’t just helping to tackle the issues facing older people today – we’re part of a movement to build stronger communities with a culture of respect, inclusion, and dignity for people of all ages.


In the past five years alone, HelpAge Canada has provided over $2,000,000 to local community organizations who are contributing to the wellness of older people

More than 8,500 underserved older Canadians have directly benefited from HelpAge Canada’s support to date

HelpAge Canada works with a network of over 2,500 CBSS organizations worldwide to deliver innovative programs, vital services, and humanitarian aid to older adults

“The current system of support for older people is broken. We need to take action now and change the way society approaches aging, and HelpAge Canada is well-positioned to make those changes a reality. They are pivotal in transforming the aging landscape and making sure the voices of older people are heard.”

Rosalie Gelderman, Project Coordinator, Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council

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We appreciate the support of our generous donors in helping us create a world in which all older persons lead secure, healthy, active and dignified lives.