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 promotes healthy aging by providing programs and services within our diverse

Our Vision

A world where older adults live their best lives.

Our Values

We serve others with empathy, respect and dignity.
We welcome all people and appreciate their differences.
We deliver excellent, person-centred programs and services.

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:





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.


NYSC becomes a United Way Member Agency


NYSC moves to 21 Hendon Avenue


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


Community Support Service begins delivering in-home respite care


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


Adult Day Services expands by enhancing services and increasing program space


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


Funding is received to develop an Elder Abuse Awareness program


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


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


Earned 3 year accreditation through CARF Canada


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


Earned 3 year accreditation through CARF Canada


NYSC Transportation services successfully aligned with other community organizations to form a partnership called iRide. iRide combines the best practices of five Central LHIN agencies to create an integrated transportation services  for the community.


 Presented the 2017 – 2021 Strategic plan, the key priorities are:

  • Put our clients’ care and needs first
  • Define and communicate our value
  • Invest in those who provide service
  • Create partnerships and integrated services
  • drive operational efficiency and organization sustainability


Earned 3 year accreditation through CARF Canada

NYSC received funding from the Ministry of Health to open a dementia care program at Hesperus Village


The world faced a pandemic, NYSC pivoted our approach to programs and services, transitioned into virtual programming to keep our community socially engaged.

Food Security was a top priority for our clients/members and a shopping program was implemented to meet the need. Wellness calls was implemented on a daily basis to stay connected.


NYSC was one of many community services agencies that developed and manned a COVID hotline for seniors, in cooperation with North York Toronto Health Partners and North York General Hospital.


NYSC and the general public reopened its doors to re-engaged the community after the COVID-19 pandemic.


NYSC slowly introduces more in-person events to fight against social isolation in the community, and to reconnect with the community.


North York Seniors Centre turns 50!

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


We have many ways for you to help support NYSC. Please contact Jeremy D’Souza at to learn about our sponsorship opportunities.