About Lumacare

Lumacare represents our unrelenting focus on quality and our passion for excellence. Above all, it signifies our tireless commitment to bring light into the lives of each and every one of our clients.

Lumacare provides a diverse range of over 15 essential Programs and Services, both in the home and the community.

Brief History

  • Working as a local nurse, Inger Holm identified a need for a Meals on Wheels program in the Downsview area and surrounding communities. In 1974, Inger applied for a small grant and founded Downsview Services for Seniors.
  • Inger worked for 15 years to secure sustainable funding, expand programming and meet the needs of older adults until her retirement in 1989.
  • What started as a three-day-a-week Meals on Wheels program has blossomed into an agency of 200 staff who serve over 3000 older adults annually.

For more information about our history and major agency milestones, please visit our History

Mission Statement

Lumacare enhances, engages, and empowers the members of our diverse community by providing equitable, accessible and high quality services.


Achieving excellence and providing leadership in family-centric health and social services in our diverse community.


  • Quality
  • Dignity
  • Compassion
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Partnerships
  • Leadership