We are a non-profit community hub for seniors located in the heart of South Granville/Fairview. We strive to foster a caring and inclusive community where seniors are connected and can find friendship and freedom from isolation. Our mission is to work together with seniors to support their well-being in ways that promote friendship, diversity, and individual worth.
Founded in 1979, the South Granville Seniors Centre has been a strong and active pillar in the Granville/Fairview community ever since. As a non-municipal, independent centre run by a non-profit organization, we are dependent on the support and generosity of community partners, while our small staff team and dedicated volunteers manage day-to-day operations.
We offer over 40 low-cost or free educational, recreational, social, self-care, and food security programs and services, and organize over 50 special events and outings each year. We serve over 450 members, the majority of whom are over the age of 75, single or widowed, immigrants or newcomers, live on fixed income, and are at risk of isolation and depression due to reduced social interaction. Over 100 of our senior members give back to our community by helping out as part of our volunteer team. We are also supported by over 200 community volunteers.
Multiculturalism continues to be a driving force in shaping the programs and services offered at our Centre. The South Granville Seniors Centre is well-known for being a welcoming, non-denominational space for seniors of all ages and backgrounds. We are committed to the principals of equity and multiculturalism and strive to ensure that our programs and services are responsive to the needs and interests of our diverse membership. We offer one of the only outreach programs for Spanish-speaking seniors in Canada. We also strive to empower immigrant seniors to connect to their community, and encourage both members and volunteers alike to share their cultural traditions through initiatives such as our Annual Seniors Multicultural Festival.
- Creating healthy communities by promoting healthy aging and supporting physical and emotional well-being
- Supporting community development through community partnerships and connecting adults 55 + with essential programs, services and community resources
- Empowering seniors by equipping them with the skillset to live healthy, independent lifestyles
- Fostering multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion
- Nurturing companionship and friendship