Ethno-Cultural Seniors Programs and Services

In communities around Canada, there is a high need for resources and services for the quickly growing seniors' population. In Rexdale, more and more seniors from diverse cultural backgrounds, for many reasons, currently have limited access to community support and activities. Increasingly, immigrant and ethno-cultural seniors struggle with isolation caused in part by financial limitations which prevent them from living vivid social lives within the community. Their feelings of isolation can increase their risk of developing depression, or reduce their self-esteem and sense of worth to the community.

The Rexdale Women's Centre offers many programs and services for ethno-cultural seniors in their own language. In addition, seniors engage with other seniors from many different cultures, sharing views, ideas, traditions and learning new skills.

  • The Centre provides:
  • Fitness classes
  • Computer and Internet training classes
  • Civic engagement involvement on community matters
  • Evening, social events and activities
  • Community forums on issues related to ethno-cultural seniors
  • Educational workshops on topics of interest to seniors
  • Excursions and trip, in the community
  • Information on community resources and services

There are many seniors’ groups for individuals from different backgrounds. We have many vibrant social-recreational groups. These include: Afghan Seniors Group, Caribbean Seniors Group, Gujarati Seniors Group, Punjabi Seniors Group, Italian Senior Group, Tamil Senior Group, West Indian Senior Group and Pakistani Senior Group.

  Computer Classes:
location Location:
925 Albion Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
M9V 1A6
time Time:
Mondays
10:00pm - 12:00pm
contact Contact:
Naureen Tabassum
Seniors Settlement Counsellor
416-745-0062 ext.295

  Seniors Groups:
contact For more information contact:
Naureen Tabassum
Seniors Settlement Counsellor
416-745-0062 ext.295