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Welcome to MASC

What are Senior Centres?

Senior Centres are health promoting, capacity building, and community focal points on aging where older persons come together for services and activities that enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement in and with the community.

Senior centres are open to all individuals 55 years and older, or retired.
Senior centres provide programs that offer core health services, are governed by a community-based board of directors, respond to diverse needs of older persons, hire professionals, provide education, develop innovative programming approaches, and are a community resource for information on aging.

The Philosophy of Manitoba Senior Centres

Aging is a normal part of the developmental process. We all need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support. As older adults we have the right to have a voice in determining matters in which we have a vital interest. A person’s sense of well-being is enhanced when one obtains balance and satisfaction in the various personal components, such as emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual. Members and Volunteers form the backbone of senior centres.

Our Mission

The Association is a provincial focal point to facilitate communication, networking and planning among senior centres and raise their profiles. The Association also assists in the development of senior centres and collaborates with other senior serving organizations.

Our Structure

  • Incorporated
  • Paid Staff
  • Community–based Governance
  • Community Partnerships
  • Membership


Calling 2-1-1 or visiting can connect you to community resources and services anywhere in Manitoba. This service is free, confidential, and available in 150+ languages. 211 can help older adults find resources for: Meals for Seniors, Pension and Income Support, Transportation, Recreation, Housing and Home Maintenance, Home Health Care, Elder Abuse, Daily Hello/Friendly Visiting Program and more!

311 Food Security Phone Line.Older Winnipeggers who may be feeling isolated and in need of assistance during this trying time, can call 311 to be connected with a number of resources available through A & O: Support Services for Older Adults, including information on accessing emergency food hampers, or specialized social services.Interpretation services in various languages are available over the phone.


Thank You to Our Supporters!

The Winnipeg Foundation CJNU Radio New Horizons for Seniors


Nostalgia Broadcasting Cooperative (CJNU 93.7 FM) is not-for-profit, community service cooperative and a part of a team dedicated to providing our listeners with the nostalgia music they want. MASC and its member centres are actively involved with activities at CJNU.




The overarching goal of the project is to improve the social inclusion of vulnerable older adults (aged 55+) in Winnipeg. Project objectives are to: Enhance opportunities for social inclusion among older Winnipeggers; Reduce barriers to accessing transportation by increasing affordable transportation options; Develop community capacity to identify and engage socially excluded older adults; Increase the communication and coordination of services between organizations. Stay tuned for exciting developments from this innovative project!