We are the only organization in London dedicated to supporting mature entrepreneurs with services that help seniors and the elderly age safely in place. We achieve this through:
Entrepreneurship & Employment
- Older adults are capable entrepreneurs worthy of respect and recognition
- Older adults contribute knowledge and experience to our economy, and deserve the right to work irrespective of their age
- Seniors and the elderly have the right to age in place
- Superior Customer Satisfaction
Our Mission and Purpose
We empower the older adult in their entrepreneurial journey, while delivering essential services which allow seniors to age safely in place.
We achieve this by helping older adults to launch micro-businesses using their existing capacity, skills and resources combined with custom learning resources and our Skills At Work program.
As a social enterprise, community is at the core of everything that we do, whether it is creating employment opportunities for older adults who have been discriminated against in the labour market, helping the elderly to age in place, or offering subsidized services to seniors or individuals facing disabilities or barriers.
At our core, we believe that the older adult is worthy of respect, and can contribute value to our workplaces, businesses and labour markets.
Volunteer With Us
Over 55 relies on volunteers from the community for its daily operations. Our volunteers assist with office tasks, trade shows, and more.
If you would like to apply for a volunteer position, click here.
Board of Directors:
Our board works closely with Over 55 staff to provide governance, oversight and guidance in fulfilling our mandate. If you would like to learn more about joining our board of directors, click here.
What We Do
We offer programs and services designed specifically for the older adult.
Our Partners and Supporters:
Working for Older Adults
We recognize and promote the value of older adults, whether it pertains to their business, employment or health. Learn more by watching the video below.
We help older adults launch a business using their existing skills, capacities and resources through our Skills At Work program. Learn more at SkillsLondon.ca.
We have developed learning tools crafted specially for older adults – learn more at SeniorHub.ca.
We recognize the value of older adults, and seek to be a voice for them in our community.
Finding a job can be tough for older adults. We work with local agencies and employers to try and find opportunities.