Stay social, informed and connected with your members. Seniors’ Centre Without Walls (SCWW) is a free interactive telephone-based group activity program that connects seniors and older adults 50+ and adults with physical disabilities who find it difficult to leave their home.

SCWW programs offer an inclusive, safe, inviting space to listen, learn and be heard which increases social connectedness and well-being for participants. Information and resources are made available, stories are shared, and lasting connections and friendships are formed. All the participants need is a telephone to participate from the comfort of their home.

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Micro-Grant was developed by the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario with funding support from the Government of Ontario and will focus on supporting non-profit organizations that serve seniors to facilitate and coordinate remote and virtual community connections, with a focus on centres that operate in underserved geographic areas and with under-represented groups (i.e. rural, diverse, Northern, Francophone and Indigenous seniors).

Application Deadline: September 30, 2020 at 5:00pm EDT.

Micro-Grant Program Guidelines: click here

Proposed Budget Fillable PDF: click here

To assist with the preparation of your SCWW Micro-Grant application, we encourage you to use the downloadable fillable PDF Application.  Please use this form to prepare your answers so that you can easily input them to the on-line application: click here

On-line Application: https:\\r\SCWW2020Grant

Questions can be emailed to OACAO or call 905-584-8125 or toll free 1-866-835-7693.

Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Webinar: Have you been thinking about running a Seniors’ Centre Without Walls program for your members? Please join the OACAO for a free webinar to learn more. Laura Ward, Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Provincial Lead, from The Good Companions team will lead the free webinar and provide an overview of the SCWW program. She will highlight the resources they’ve developed and are willing to share with Centres who are interested in running their own programs. Upcoming Date: October 23rd at 10:30am EDT. Register at: group training sessions can be arranged following the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls webinar.

Please direct any questions to Lina Zita, Marketing and Development Coordinator.