How We Help


HelpAge Canada supports older Canadians from coast to coast to coast, particularly those who are underprivileged, marginalized, or struggling with loneliness and isolation. To overcome these barriers and to support the ability to age well and with dignity, we help in three key areas:


HelpAge Canada works in partnership all over the world helping older people live secure, healthy dignified lives and providing opportunities for them to participate in their communities and the decisions that are being made on their behalf.

Sponsor A Grandparent

Around the world, older persons are struggling to sustain themselves because they do not have enough food or ready access to medicine and other resources necessary for a healthy life. The Sponsor A Grandparent program consists of over 500 older persons who are now able to enjoy a healthier life as a result of your support.

For over 45 years, HelpAge Canada has worked
with local partners throughout the world.

We are a founding member of HelpAge International, the only global, non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of older people in the developing world. The HelpAge Network is comprised of 158 members across 86 countries and is committed to building a global movement for the rights of older people to lead dignified, healthy, and secure lives. In Africa, South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, HelpAge empowers millions of older people to claim their rights, challenge discrimination, and overcome poverty by pioneering age-focused strategies to address health, emergencies, climate change, workers’ rights, and policy making.


UN Convention on the Rights of Older People

Older people around the world face discrimination every day, and the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the inequalities we're exposed to when we're older. We need to change this. A UN convention would trigger legal and social changes, along with better access to services. It’s time for a UN convention. HelpAge Canada works closely with HelpAge International and other partners such as  the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP)  and the International Longevity Centre (Canada) to address ageism and to advocate for the convention.