About Us

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Sunshine Centres for Seniors serves over 1,500 seniors seniors and persons with disabilities. We strive for simplicity in structure and depend on teamwork, voluntary service, and donations to support our mandate. The result is a cooperative atmosphere where warmth and compassion are valued, and safety and respect for the individual is paramount. At Sunshine Centres for Seniors, we strongly support cultural diversity and inclusive participation. Seniors from all walks of life are welcome, including seniors from newcomer communities, seniors with disabilities, and seniors from all ethnic communities, religions, cultures, racialized communities, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

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Group of older adults and sunshine staff enjoying the day on a golf cart

Our Mission

Sunshine Centres for Seniors is a non-profit organization providing social, recreational and health promotion day programs for seniors in the Greater Toronto Area. Our mission is to reduce social isolation, improve the health and well-being of older adults and to empower them to lead meaningful and connected lives in which they are engaged and participating in the community. Through our many centres including our Camp Sunshine program on Ward’s Island, we are committed to providing inclusive, interactive, and accessible programs that make a difference in the lives of seniors, promoting independence, a sense of belonging to a supportive community, and fostering a sense of purpose in life.

Our Values

  • Caring

    Compassionate, empathetic, friendly

  • Innovation and Excellence

    Imagination and creativity, teamwork and striving for excellence

  • Respect

    Diversity, cultural values and beliefs, inclusiveness and fairness, promoting equality and upholding dignity

  • Accountability

    Responsibility, transparency, honesty, confidentiality, integrity, and safety

  • Independence

    Autonomy and freedom of choice to participate however the seniors wish

Two female older adults dancing together

Our Vision

Our team of committed volunteers and staff work together to ensure that every person who participates in our programs is treated with dignity and respect. The lives of our participants, our volunteers, and our staff are enriched through the fellowship, joy, and fun experienced at Sunshine Centres. We are proud of the work we do. We are rewarded by the knowledge that we make a difference to each other, to our participants, and to our communities.

We spread sunshine.