The City of Toronto is committed to becoming an age-equitable city. This means taking specific actions to improve the lives of seniors from Indigenous, Black and other equity-deserving communities.

Through the Toronto Seniors’ Forum, residents aged 60 years and older, can shape the actions taken by the City to advance its commitment to age-equity. Members of the Toronto Seniors’ Forum work with City staff to ensure City services and programs meaningfully respond to the needs of diverse Toronto seniors.

To promote diversity in the perspectives and experiences that inform the work of the Toronto Seniors’ Forum, members are recruited to represent a range of demographic and geographic communities, including:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • Members of diverse ethno-racial communities, including, but not limited to, Black, Asian, South Asian, Latin American communities
  • Two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other gender- and sexually-diverse communities (2SLGBTQI+)
  • People with lived experience of poverty
  • People with lived experience of living unsheltered or in the shelter system
  • Residents of different communities and neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto


The Toronto Seniors’ Forum supports the City of Toronto to achieve its commitment to age equity. Members leverage their lived experience to provide advice, education and assistance to City staff on a range of key issues related to Toronto’s seniors. This may involve consultations and providing recommendations on seniors-specific programs and services delivered by the City of Toronto.