Issue #38: Address and Reduce Ageism
Ageism is the most socially normalized form of discrimination and constantly reduces social inclusion, promotes negative stereotypes, limits social interaction, and reduces economic security.
Recommendation #125: Reduce Workplace Ageism
Eliminate all forms of ageist mandatory retirement, and provide workplace options for job transformation and accessibility accommodation. Have private and public employers specifically include age and ageism in their diversity and inclusion policies, human resources, and employee engagement programs.
Recommendation #126: Ageism in the Media
Encourage media and corporations to reject the negative portrayal of older adults and ageist stereotypes, and promote images of positive, diverse imagery of aging.
Recommendation #127: Canadian Anti-Ageism Campaign
Create a Canadian Anti-Ageism Campaign. Develop anti-ageism modules for inclusion in educational curricula about discrimination and rights.
Recommendation #128: Age-Inclusive Communities
Amend building codes and by-laws to include age-friendliness and accessibility inclusion appropriate for our aging population. Promote investment in age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities. Encourage retail and grocery stores to have age- and dementia-friendly services and checkout lines.
Over the next 20 years, the number of people aged 75+ is set to grow by three times in NWT and Yukon, and almost six times in Nunavut.
Conservative MPP Lindsey Park introduced a Bill yesterday in the legislature pushing the Ontario government
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