Educational Programs

Through signature events and seniors' educational programming, OSSCO-SOCAO keeps older adults informed on issues of interest.

Below is a list of OSSCO-SOCAO Educational programming: 

Tuesdays with OSSCO

This monthly series of workshops is offered free of charge to adults 55+ on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Learning something new does wonders for self-esteem, improving socialization skills and gives you an opportunity to discover a new talent or interest. The 2018 program starts on March 27th. Click events calender for a complete list of programs on April 24th, May 22th, June 26th, July 24th, August 28th, September 25th, October 23rd and December 6th.

Contact the Communications and Programs Specialist at 416-785-8570 ext. 223 or email: to register for each workshop. 

Provincial Workshops and Lectures

For over 30 years, the Ontario Society of senior Citizens Organizations' trainers and facilitators have spoken on a wide variety of topics. Our speakers bring a lifetime of experience and keen understanding of their subject matter to help raise awareness on topics of interest to older persons. Some workshops are available for presentation in the French, Farsi, Mandarin and Russian languages. Click here for information on lectures and workshops available upon request in select Ontario communities.

If you are interested in having OSSCO present a workshop in your community, contact us by phone at 1-800-265-0779 or email to ask for a trainer/facilitator. Below is a list of communities where workshops and lectures are available:

- NIAGARA REGION: St. Catharines, Niagara Falls

- NORTHERN ONTARIO: Greater Sudbury Area, Sault Ste. Marie
- SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO: London- Middlesex
- SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO: Sarnia-Lambton, London-Middlesex,
- SOUTH WESTERN ONTARIO: Windsor- Essex County

Self-help instructions on Ipad technology

The Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) offers a variety of computer training opportunities, including using the self-help instructions on Ipad technology. Consulting with more than 544 seniors helped OSSCO develop this self-help instruction for both individual users as well as trainers who work with seniors.  We learned that seniors want to use technology to stay connected, to read magazines or emails, for sharing photos (and ideas), to listen to music, find recipes, discount coupons and much more. We know that using today’s technology such as tablets and Ipads can help reduce the risk of social isolation, no matter what happens in our lives.

If you are a senior who is starting to use your Ipad, click Appendix I for initial set up.  These are instructions to help you set up your Ipad and get it ready to use.  Click Ipad Quick reference to help you with the tips to use the Ipad and get comfortable using it right away. It’s a quick reference sheet on key processes that you will use. If you are a trainer who wants to offer Ipad training to seniors who are members of a seniors club, an elderly persons  centre or an activities coordinator in a retirement home, the Ipad Introduction – Instructor Guide will provide you with information to instruct an older person using Ipad technology. The Ipad Introduction Course Content gives the trainer an overview of what is covered in the Instructor Guide. 

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