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About NYSC

North York Seniors Centre (NYSC) provides a broad spectrum of programs and services connecting older adults to their community and assisting them to live safely and independently in their own homes.

Our dedicated and compassionate staff and volunteer teams work tirelessly to meet our clients’ needs. We do this through innovative, high quality programming and services that promote an active and healthy lifestyle to our clients and their families.

Please browse our programs and services pages to learn more about how you or your loved one can age actively, remain healthy and live safely at home.


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For more information, please send us a message, or call us at 416 733.4111.


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Our Mission

North York Seniors Centre provides programs and services to promote the physical, emotional and social well-being of adults aged 55 years and older, living in our diverse community.

Our Vision

North York Seniors Centre, an accredited organization with a solid funding base, is recognized as a leader delivering quality programs and services through the innovative use of volunteers and strategic partnerships.

Our Values

Compassion: We care about our community
Relationships: We build strong relationships through open communication and mutual respect
Integrity: We adhere to high moral principles and professional standards
Safety: We promote a safe, inviting and accessible environment
Innovation: We encourage the development of new opportunities that build service excellence

Our clients

guide our commitment

to care

Our History

North York Seniors Centre (NYSC) has served seniors and adults with disabilities in the community for over 45 years. And we will continue to provide our quality programs and services to the people who need us for years to come.

Historical milestones:

1974

A group of seniors ask Mayor Mel Lastman for a meeting place so they can socialize and enjoy recreation. They are granted a storefront in Cummer Plaza. Their meeting place is later relocated to Empress Walk.

1977

NYSC becomes a United Way Member Agency

1987

NYSC moves to 21 Hendon Avenue

1987

NYSC partners with the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) to deliver Adult Day Program at Seneca Village

1987

Community Support Service begins delivering in-home respite care

1998

Community Support Services and Adult Day Services expand and move to 80 Sheppard Avenue

2001

Adult Day Services expands by enhancing services and increasing program space

2002

Recreational and social programs expand in the Active Living Centre at 21 Hendon Avenue

2002

Funding is received to develop an Elder Abuse Awareness program

2009

Senior Care receives funding through the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to provide an Assisted Living Program in two buildings: 5430 Yonge Street and 35 Park Home Avenue

2010

Our Board of Directors was nominated for the Maytree Diversity in Governance Award

2013

Earned 3 year accreditation through CARF Canada

2013

Expand into Vaughan to provide in-home services at Hesperus Fellowship Village

NYSC is proud of the deep roots we built in our community.Through the years and as our organization continues to grow, we remain committed to evolving so we can meet the changing needs of our clients.

Community Partners & Donors

The principle of helping others rings true throughout life and perhaps more so when it pertains to support for seniors. North York Seniors Centre is grateful for the support and assistance received by the many organizations, associations and individuals that help us deliver our programs and meet our mission.

We believe in working collaboratively with community agencies to bring the best service and programs available to our clients, members and volunteers.

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.

-Margaret Mead

BECOME A SPONSOR

We have many ways for you to help support NYSC. Please contact Arlene de Vera to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

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