Promoting humanitarian responses tailored to the unique needs of older people worldwide

HelpAge Canada has developed programs with local partners throughout the world for over 45 years. From providing ongoing aid in developing countries to delivering urgent humanitarian responses, we support older people where the need is the greatest.

According to the World Health Organization, the global population of people aged 60+ will double by 2050.

Our Current Global Response Initiatives


2.5 million older Ukrainians are in need of humanitarian relief as a result of the Russian invasion. Act now to help those living through this man-made humanitarian crisis.


More than 50,000 older people living in the Gambella region of Western Ethiopia are at risk of acute malnutrition and lack access to medicine and mobility devices. Give generously to support their well-being and dignity today.

We support older people living in:

Because we believe that older people are essential to the fabric of all societies, we are committed to improving their inclusion and representation by taking part in an international movement for change as members of the HelpAge Global Network.


In crises, older people’s basic needs are often unmet:


Have no income


Do not have enough to eat


Have no access to a toilet


Do not have access to safe water


Have no access to shelter

Come see us where we’re advocating for older people!

79th Session of the UN General Assembly

24 September 2024

Support Us

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.