Our Vision

To enhance the quality of life for people ages 55+

Our Mission

To develop and deliver a variety of socially engaging programs to promote health, independence and spirituality for people ages 55+ in Toronto’s West End Community

Our Values

  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Faith
  • Trust
  • Transparency
  • Respect

We are a membership driven, volunteer based community organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Centre employs an Executive Director and Program Coordinator. The staff then contract out a skilled team of instructors and volunteers lead our various programs and services. The members’ ongoing engagement is the centre’s main priority!

Group of LA Centre community members.

Organizational Chart


Catholic Charities
Ministry of Health
City of Toronto







Community Partners

A part of the success of our organization is our strong commitment to bring seniors the best and most affordable programs and services.  We accomplish this in part by co-sponsoring various activities with our community partners:

  • Davenport Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre
  • Parkdale Golden Age Foundation
  • Second Harvest
  • The People Bridge
  • Scotia Bank
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Toronto Catholic District School Board
  • Bishop Marrocoo/Thomas Merton
  • Toronto Inter-generational Partnerships
  • West Toronto Services for Seniors
  • Mom’s Computer Services
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare (Agency Mentorship & Shared Services Program)
  • Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre
  • Public Health Toronto
  • Charity Village
  • Volunteer Toronto
  • Bryan MacDiarmid – Website
  • Fastsigns Marketing
  • Ron Moreau C.A
  • Murphy & Chung Professional Corporation (Audit)
  • OACAO – Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario
  • Toronto Food Share
  • AON  & Cooperators Group
  • Equitable Life of Canada
  • Bloordale Times Community Newspaper
  • Toronto Community Housing Corporation
  • University of Toronto Research Projects
  • Bob Cronin (Executive Coaching)
  • Toni Johnson (SFIC)
  • Activity Connections



LA Centre for Active Living receives 50% of operational funds from Catholic Charities, who perform the allocations of donations from contributions to ShareLife.
LA Centre for Active Living for  receives 20% of funding from the City of Toronto and we are located within a Toronto Community Housing Corporation building as a rent free tenant.
LA Centre for Active Living receives 30% of funding from the Ministry of Seniors Affairs.

LA Centre for Active Living also applies for various grants throughout the year to support the needs of our diverse clientele through active programming.

We are also thankful for the individual and corporate donations we receive.