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National Volunteer Week

When: April 18-24, 2021Where: Various locations Cost: FREE CanAge would not be the organization it is today without the generous help of skilled volunteers who have contributed countless hours over the course of one year to help us deliver on our mission. CanAge volunteers help with our monthly newsletter, with public policy, and much more. […]

CanAge notes serious gaps in newly announced Quebec budget

TORONTO, March 26, 2021. CanAge, Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization, is raising concerns that Quebec’s 2021 budget falls short of necessary investments to protect older people in the province—most notably in the urgent areas of vaccination against preventable illness and a formalized emergency response plan for vulnerable seniors in CHSLDs. The advocacy group, which made […]

Ontario 2021 budget fails to prioritize older Ontarians

Seniors’ advocacy group mostly disappointed with measures announced in Ontario budget TORONTO, March 24, 2021. CanAge, Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization acknowledges the investment that the Government of Ontario is making in caring for the province’s more than two million seniors, but claims that it doesn’t go far enough. “This government has listened to our […]

CBC North – N.W.T. needs to do better job of delivering non-COVID-19 vaccines to seniors: Report

Tamblyn Watts said it would also help if the territory made the adult vaccination schedule public.She said just like for children, there is a vaccination schedule for adults that shows which vaccines seniors need to be taking and when they’re going to take them. “So that’s just an easy fix that they could fix right […]

VOCM Local News Now – Seniors’ Advocacy Group Hopes National Report Serves as Urgent Wake-Up Call for Government

CanAge CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts hopes the report serves as an urgent wake-up call to the provincial government. Tamblyn Watts says 82 per cent of seniors don’t live in nursing homes, and they don’t have the influenza protection that they need. Read more at VOCM Local News Now

Brantford Today – CanAge report on vaccinating seniors gives Canada a failing grade

Laura Tamblyn Watts is the CEO of CanAge and said current levels of vaccine adoption in our nation’s seniors outside of COVID-19 is “nowhere near” where it needs to be to keep seniors safe. Speaking to national statistics, Tamblyn Watts said we should have anywhere between 80 to 90 per cent of seniors vaccinated for […]

Global News – New CanAge report highlights vaccine distribution issues

“We expected the results to be poor,” said CanAge CEO Laura Tamblyn Watts. “Even we didn’t think it would be as bad as it is.” https://globalnews.ca/video/7663275/new-canage-report-highlights-vaccine-distribution-issues

Queen’s Park – Gélinas presents bill to protect vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect

CanAge CEO and elder law expert Laura Tamblyn Watts, supports the bill. “We can no longer turn a blind eye to abuse,” said Tamblyn Watts. “CanAge supports this Act and applauds its call for a duty to report, established response times. Protecting regulated health professionals with safe harbour from liability is also key, and barriers […]

Global News – ‘A dire warning’: New report highlights existing barriers in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Tamblyn Watts said it would also help if the territory made the adult vaccination schedule public.She said just like for children, there is a vaccination schedule for adults that shows which vaccines seniors need to be taking and when they’re going to take them. “So that’s just an easy fix that they could fix right […]

Energy 95.3 radio -A new report by CanAge is highlighting the long-standing barriers in adult vaccinations across Canada. Brittany Rosen explains

“We knew it would be bad, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad,” Laura Tamblyn Watts, CanAge CEO said. https://energy953radio.ca/news/7663433/coronavirus-ontario-covid-19-vaccine-booking-site-development-delay/

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