Tea & Toast

Tea & Toast

Serving Ottawa ON and area

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Ottawa’s preferred retirement living specialists

Tea & Toast is a team of expert advisors and specialists. Helping seniors and their families plan, research and strategize solutions when making a life transition to retirement living or long-term care.

With two decades of hands-on experience, Tea & Toast understands the ins and outs of senior living. Every person’s situation is different! Inspired by deep compassion and industry expertise, we will guide you on a personalized journey that reflects your unique care needs and future goals. 

We listen carefully and help sort the pieces. A trustworthy Tea & Toast advisor will take the time to understand your needs, wants, budget, and location preferences. We do all the research, set up tours at retirement residences or long-term care homes, and answer any questions you may have along the way. 

Our caring, knowledgeable approach not only helps find the best solution – it also minimizes stress and saves you and your family countless hours of web searches, phone calls and touring. Whether you’re exploring retirement residences or navigating the long-term care system on behalf of your loved one, we’re here for you. Together, we’ll find the perfect mix.

Tea & Toast is well-respected in the community and our advisors are all active advocates for seniors’ issues. We’re proud that the Tea & Toast team was awarded the Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence by The Good Companions Senior Centre for helping seniors during the 2018 tornado in Ottawa.

How we can help you and your family
  • Retirement Home Search and Navigation
  • Long Term Care Navigation
  • Future Planning Consulting
  • Family Mediation and Dementia Coaching

Amy Friesen

Senior Living Strategist and AdvisorEducator, Speaker, Industry Expert

Amy Friesen is a best-selling author, educator, and an expert in retirement living.

Amy has worked with seniors and their families since 2005 – first, as a recreation coordinator and later, as a marketing specialist for retirement homes in Ottawa. She has always been motivated by the belief that seniors and caregivers need to be supported, aware, and informed when making important life transitions. 


In 2014, Amy foundeda Ottawa-based business that helps people navigate the complicated retirement living industry. Amy’s expertise has supported over 1000 seniors in their search for their ideal retirement home, and her networking skills and entrepreneurial spirit continue to energize the evolution of Tea & Toast.

Amy’s innovative, fresh style reflects her vision and passion for her work. A popular and much sought-after speaker, Amy is well-known in the community. She is an active volunteer and frequently engages with agencies and local businesses to raise awareness and advocate for seniors.

Amy is a Forty Under 40 recipient and was recognized by the House of Commons for her 2018 Businesswoman of the Year Award.

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