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Enjoy the natural beauty of picturesque Bronte in Oakville. With the Bronte harbour, the shores of Lake Ontario, shopping and dining all within walking distance, Oakville Senior Citizens Residence (OSCR) clients enjoy living in a historic, clean, safe and exciting community.

OSCR is a unique venture in Ontario, serving as a community non-medical health services leader since 1972. OSCR operates as one of the players in the broader health system, and is aligned with Provincial and LHIN (Local Health Integration Network) priorities of access to primary care, better coordination through the system and evidence-based interventions. This ensures that clients are receiving the right care, at the right time, in the right place. Further, OSCR acts as Property Manager for the Region of Halton/HCHC (Halton Community Housing Corporation).

Clients of OSCR enjoy a wide range of healthy living programs and on-site services that enable them to live their lives to the fullest. OSCR provides supportive housing, supports for daily living, respite and rent-geared-to-income apartments for seniors 65 years and older. OSCR assists hundreds of seniors annually to live as independently as possible.

OSCR is proud to be an award winning not-for-profit organization, having earned a 3-year accreditation through CARF International for Assisted Living and Home Community Services programs in 2012, in 2015, and again in 2018. OSCR has also received the Minister’s Medal, honouring excellence in health quality and safety, and the 3M National Health Care Quality Team Award for programs and processes in a Non-Acute Environment.

At OSCR, each of our clients and tenants is treated as an individual and is encouraged and supported to remain as independent as possible. We honor and respect our clients and tenants and treat them like our own family.

"We are so fortunate to have found Mom a safe and caring environment to live. She often tells us how lucky she feels having so many warm and friendly people surrounding her." - Client's Family



In November 2012 Oakville Senior Citizens Residence (OSCR)  received a three-year Accreditation from CARF International for the programs and services it provides to clients, namely its Assisted Living and Home and Community Services. This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization, and shows OSCR’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process, and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit, that its programs and services are of the highest quality, are measureable and accountable.
In November 2015, OSCR received our second three-year Accreditation from CARF International.
In November 2018, OSCR received our third three-year Accreditation from CARF International.
Click here to view Oakville Senior Citizens Residence's accreditation standing through CARF International.
What is Accreditation?   

Accreditation is an official recognition that OSCR is guided by internationally recognized service standards and best practices, and that we strive to achieve the highest quality of care for our clients.
What does Accreditation Mean to Persons Served?
Accreditation demonstrates that OSCR had made a specific commitment to put the needs of our clients at the centre of everything that we do.

Who is CARF International?

CARF International is a non-profit organization that offers accreditation services and support for health and human services programs.
To learn more about CARF International, please visit
Respecting Diversity
Oakville Senior Citizens Residence (OSCR) is committed to building and fostering a fair and inclusive workplace which values diversity and encourages respect for dignity, beliefs, and ideas consistent with the principles outlined in the Ontario Human Rights Code (the "Code"), and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). OSCR recognizes the value of identifying and removing barriers and promoting inclusion in the workplace.

To be inclusive and respectful are important values of the organization, where each employee, volunteer, and client/tenant are respected and valued for their differences. OSCR embraces the diversity and lived experience of those we work with and serve. We treat everyone equitably with respect, dignity, and trust.