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Canada’s social support structures haven’t kept up with the changing demographics. By funding critical research and innovative programs, we’re helping to change that.

Our aging population affects all of us

By 2036, nearly one in four Canadians will be over 65. It’s a growing and diverse segment of the population with complex needs.

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Better is possible

Our grants are designed with advice from experts to address the top priorities to improve quality of life as we age. From maintaining social engagement to improving geriatric education and research—our approach is designed to help tackle urgent needs today while also creating a more age-friendly future for us all.

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RTOERO hands out $80,000 in grants for community projects across Ontario
RTOERO hands out $80,000 in grants for community projects across Ontario

February 7, 2019

For Ontario’s teachers, making a difference in the community doesn’t end after they stop working. RTOERO recently gave almost $80,000 to 22 of its districts […]

“Senior Friendly 7” to receive $50k grant from Foundation in honour of RTOERO’s 50th anniversary
“Senior Friendly 7” to receive $50k grant from Foundation in honour of RTOERO’s 50th anniversary

May 30, 2018

In recognition of 50 years of RTOERO serving its education community in retirement, the RTOERO Foundation announced today a $50,000 grant to be awarded to […]

RTOERO Foundation announces $100,000 in new grants to address social isolation of seniors
RTOERO Foundation announces $100,000 in new grants to address social isolation of seniors

May 17, 2017

The RTOERO Foundation announced today the funding of four new projects, valued at $100,000, to address social isolation of older adults across the province. “Social […]