Re-elected Ontario PC’s must prioritize seniors after disappointing 2022 Budget

Ford wins election on back of a platform budget that fails to create real change for older Ontarians For immediate release TORONTO ON, June 2—CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, looks forward to working with the newly re-elected Ontario PC Party in order to improve the lives of older Ontarians, but worries that the platform […]

Older Canadians urged to get 2nd COVID-19 booster

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is urging all eligible older Canadians to get their 2nd COVID-19 booster shot (4th shot) as soon as possible. As the virus continues to spread in communities, getting your booster shot is the best way to lessen symptoms and reduce risk of “long COVID” effects. PHAC recommends checking […]

CanAge writes to ON Government urging action on decline in vaccine uptake

CanAge recently co-signed a joint letter to Premier of Ontario Doug Ford urging action on rapidly declining rates of routine vaccinations. Data shows the number of people getting their regular vaccinations has heavily dropped off during the pandemic, leaving older Canadians vulnerable to preventable diseases like the flu, shingles, pneumonia. Full text of the letter […]

Federal government information on managing your finances

The following resources from the Government of Canada and Financial Consumer Agency of Canada are designed to help older people manage their money with confidence. Financial Literacy Programs Your Financial Toolkit: Module 10: Retirement and pensions Your Financial Toolkit: Module 11: Financial planning Workshop on understanding your credit report and score – Canada.ca Tools Retirement […]

Training for women running in municipal elections

MunicipalCampaignSchool.ca is a newly launched website featuring videos designed to help women run and win in municipal elections. It is created with an Ontario focus, but should also prove useful for women in other provinces/territories. Each video has an interview with a guest who has experience in political campaigning. These first video’s cover campaign planning […]

Ontario budget unfortunately “business as usual” for seniors

Government of Ontario Fails to Create Real Change for Seniors in 2022 Budget April 28, TORONTO ON—CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is warning that the Government of Ontario has failed to make real change to help seniors in this election platform budget.  The budget makes a long list of investments in economic growth such […]

Seniors’ Transportation Survey

We’re conducting a survey to learn about your experiences with transportation, including barriers and challenges you may face when accessing these services. You’ll also have the opportunity to share your ideas about how communities in Canada can do more to keep you moving!

Seniors represented in federal budget, but key investments missing

CanAge worries that, in spite of some momentum, newly announced investments fall short of what’s needed to get older Canadians back on their feet.  TORONTO ON, April 7—CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is applauding the federal government today for making important investments for older Canadians in its new federal budget for 2022-23, while cautioning […]

Nova Scotia budget makes big strides for seniors’ care

The Government of Nova Scotia has released its 2022-23 budget, entitled ‘Solutions for Healthcare, Solutions for Nova Scotians’. The province is making major investments in health care spending, and is projecting a $500 M deficit. Nova Scotia’s budget includes substantial targeted investments in seniors’ care, including long-term care, home care and health care. Funds are […]

10 Fast Facts About Vaccines

Senior lifting up shirt sleeve after getting a vaccine

Immunization is by far the most effective way to keep people healthy while reducing burden on our healthcare system. In fact, vaccines have saved more lives worldwide than any other medical intervention in history. It is estimated that vaccinations save up to three million lives around the world each year.  While everyone knows about the […]

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