Over 55:

About Us

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:

Advocacy

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Support

Training

Entrepreneurship & Employment

Over 55 Skills At Work - Female Senior Entrepreneur

Guiding Principles

  • 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

Values

  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Dignity
  • Respect
  • Cooperation
  • Professionalism
  • 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 acheive this by helping older adults to launch micro-businesses using their existing capacity, skills and resources combined with a 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.

Our Team

Rodolfo Martinez
Executive Director

Susan Fairley

Program Director

Kristian Hynds

Office Manager

Lothar Schneider

Training Manager

What We Do

Our Services

We offer programs and services designed specifically for the older adult.

Programs, Advocacy & Supports

Programs designed to help older adults launch a micro-business, work, and age in place.

Home Repairs & Support Services

Services delivered by trained, pre-screened professionals age 55+.

Training & Education for Older Adults

Training created specifically for older adults at SeniorHub.ca

Our Partners and Supporters:

Over 55 - Southwest LHIN
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Learn More

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.

Entrepreneurship

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.

Learning

We have developed learning tools crafted specially for older adults – learn more at SeniorHub.ca.

Advocacy

We recognize the value of older adults, and seek to be a voice for them in our community.

Employment

Finding a job can be tough for older adults. We work with local agencies and employers to try and find opportunities.

Years of Experience

Clients Served

Older Adults Trained

Our specialty

Get In Touch

(519) 438-1111

info@o55.ca

www.o55.ca

@o55skills