This program has been suspended and is not available until further notice. For inquiries, please contact the Program Coordinator. Thank you.


Prepare for a career in activation in elderly care, group activation and seniors' recreation in long term care, a variety of community settings for the aged and in hospitals. Focus on the achievement of optimal mental and social functioning of seniors. Students will study approaches that maintain or improve functional and cognitive capabilities of seniors' daily living.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that students possess a diploma or degree in recreation and leisure or kinesiology or working experience in a related field.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.


The Activation for Seniors program will not be available starting January 2020. In an effort to help those students who wish to complete the program the courses will be offered as follows in the coming year. Please be sure to register in courses that you need to complete the Recognition of Achievement.

Winter 2019

ACT301 - Effective Programs for Aging Persons
ACT300 - Introduction to Activation
ACT303 - Working and Communicating in Medical Settings

Summer 2019

ACT302 - Activation Techniques
ACT301 - Effective Programs for Aging Persons
ACT303 - Working and Communicating in Medical Settings

Fall 2019

ACT302 - Activation Techniques
ACT301 - Effective Programs for Aging Persons
ACT303 - Working and Communicating in Medical Settings

Program Outcomes

  1. Practice in a professional manner within an ethical framework.
  2. Develop and sustain therapeutic relationships with seniors and their families.
  3. Support seniors and their activities as part of a team.
  4. Create effective activation programming utilizing appropriate resources.
  5. Support therapeutic activities for seniors and achievement of their positive self-images through the use of a variety of programming tools.
  6. Develop strategies to manage seniors' activities utilizing effective communication, coaching and leadership skills, and with processes and tools that effectively maximize resources.
  7. Develop strategies for personal and professional development that enhance activation career opportunities.


Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Annie Kirkham
Program Assistant
416-491-5050 ext.22536

Barbara Pimenoff
Program Coordinator
416-491-5050 ext.24019

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