Seniors Community Connections (previously known as Illahee Community Connections) is a program for seniors groups within five cultural and linguistic communities: Iranian, Tamil, Afghan, Somali and Spanish-speaking. Seniors from these communities meet in several locations in Toronto and Family Service provides:

  • workshops on topics relevant to seniors, such as stress management, elder abuse, healthy living, volunteering and financial matters.
  • outings to places of interest, such as the Aga Khan museum, the ROM, Niagara Falls
  • peer support groups where seniors can meet and share their ideas and stories; give and receive support to each other and share resources.
  • a diversity event, where seniors from all communities come together for a day and learn about other cultures and showcase their own talent through music, dance and poetry.

For more information please call:

  • Janet Wilson, Manager Community Engagement 416-755-5565 ext 422
  • Rodrigo Briones (Tamil and Spanish-speaking seniors) 416-562-1330
  • Maryan Ali (Somali and Afghan seniors) 416-585-2044
  • Mehrangiz Pournaseh (Iranian seniors) 647-960-0351

Radio Podcast for Spanish seniors – A link for Spanish speakers to the local Ondas FM Radio webcast that broadcasts 24/7 programming in Spanish from Toronto. Seniors issues are covered in the daily broadcast from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. on FM 91.9 in Toronto.

Programs and Services

Programmes en Français
Appointments and Frequently Asked Questions
Campaign 2000
Caring for Caregivers
Families in Transition
Growing Up Healthy Downtown
Healthy Families. Healthy Communities
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Partner Assault Response
Partner Contact
Pat’s Place
Person Directed Planning
Queer and Connected
Seniors and Caregivers
Seniors Community Connections
Social Action
Violence Against Women
Walk-In Counselling