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Toronto Seniors' Forum

The City of Toronto is committed to becoming an age-equitable city. This means taking specific actions to improve the lives of seniors who are members of diverse communities including the Indigenous and Black communities, persons of colour, women, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations, persons living with disabilities and others.

Through the Toronto Seniors’ Forum, residents aged 60 years and older can shape the actions taken by the City to advance its commitment to age-equity. Members of the Toronto Seniors’ Forum work with City staff, elected officials, and community-based organizations to ensure that City services and programs respond to the needs of older adults and seniors living in Toronto.

As part of the Toronto Seniors' Forum, members will share their experiences, ideas and points of view to advise, educate, and help City staff and City Councillors to take action on a variety of key issues for older adults and seniors living in Toronto.

The Toronto Seniors' Forum is a program advisory body that advises the Seniors Services and Long-Term Care division.


  • Provide insight and feedback on City of Toronto policies, programs, and services that impact older adults and seniors.
  • Improve access of City services for older adults and seniors across the City of Toronto.
  • Educate and inform City staff by sharing their experiences, ideas and points of view about aging in Toronto.
  • Share information about the successes, needs, and opportunities for seniors and older adults in their communities with the City and share information about City programs and services with their communities

    Committee Composition

    To promote diversity in the perspectives and experiences that inform the work of the Toronto Seniors’ Forum, members are recruited to represent a range of demographic and geographic communities including:

  • Indigenous People
  • Members of diverse racialized communities, including, but not limited to: Black, Asian, South Asian, Latin American
  • Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other gender- and sexually-diverse communities (2SLGBTQIAA+)
  • People with lived experience of poverty
  • People with lived experience of living unsheltered or in the shelter system
  • Residents of different communities and neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto
  • Term of Office

    TSF Members will serve a maximum of two terms not exceeding two years each. Members wishing to continue after the end of their second two-year term may reapply after a one-year absence.


  • Interest in working on important issues that affect seniors and older adults living in Toronto, such as health, housing, and transportation
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and as part of a team
  • Willingness to share skills and knowledge gathered through employment and volunteerism
  • Time Commitment and Meetings

    The Toronto Seniors' Forum meets quarterly and additional time may be needed between meetings to support the activities of the forum.


    Membership is voluntary and a public service. Members will not be compensated in any way.

    Related links

  • Toronto Seniors' ForumOpens in new window
  • Toronto Seniors StrategyOpens in new window
  • Membership

    The current and historical Appointments for this body.

    Apply now

    Apply now if you are interested in joining the Toronto Seniors Forum!