CanAge appearing before House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) has invited CanAge to appear on May 13th in support of its study of the impact of COVID-19 on seniors.  We’ll be providing insight into measures the federal government can take to better support […]

CanAge invited to ON Green Party town hall this Saturday

CanAge has been invited to speak at the Green Party of Ontario’s upcoming platform town hall; Restoring Dignity For Seniors, this Saturday, May 15th.  The purpose of this town hall is to engage with Ontarians on important policy issues related to how we care for seniors. The audience will be from various backgrounds and not […]

CanAge urges federal leaders to protect pensioners

On May 11, we sent letters to key federal government officials urging them to vote in support of Bill C-253, which safeguards defined benefit pensions by addressing the unfairness of current bankruptcy laws. Protecting pensioners from corporate default is a core part of our advocacy, found in our policy platform VOICES: A Roadmap to an […]

CanAge presenting to House of Commons Committee on Justice and Human Rights

The House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights has invited CanAge to appear in support of its study on elder abuse on May 27th. This study will examine the sufficiency of current laws in fighting elder abuse, options to explicitly penalize those who neglect seniors under their care, and how to more […]

A look at the 2021 Federal and British Columbia Budgets

Brett Book, CanAge Policy Advisor recently wrote an article for the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, examining the recently announced Federal and British Columbia budgets. Brett is a graduated Doctor of Law and has helped CanAge in the last year advocate for seniors’ rights. Excerpt on the 2021 Federal Budget “The government has made some […]

Newfoundland 2021 Budget Submission

On April 30th, we made our pre-budget submission to Newfoundland & Labrador Minister of Finance, Siobhan Coady. In our submission, we make 50 evidence-based recommendations to protect the rights and well-being of older adults in the province, taken from our policy platform VOICES: A Roadmap to an Age-Inclusive Canada. We respectfully ask the ministry to carefully […]

Ontario Long-term Care Commission’s report “both a call to action and a horror”

What follows is our official statement on the release of the final report by Ontario’s Long-term Care Commission. Toronto ON, April 30—CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, says the final report by Ontario’s Long-term Care Commission adds further fuel to the fire in calling for an overhaul of a seniors’ care system that has utterly […]

Final Report by Ontario’s Long-term Care Commission

Ontario’s Long-term Care Commission has released its final report. We will be issuing a statement in response to the findings shortly.

World Immunization Week

Take control of your health for World Immunization Week World Immunization Week, led by the World Health Organization every year during the last week of April, is a time to talk about the critical role vaccines play in keeping older people safe and healthy.  For us at CanAge, that conversation never stops. We’ve been tirelessly […]

SURVEY: COVID-19 #Not Just A Visitor: Caregiving in long-term care during lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Canadians, including caregivers of residents in long-term care. A caregiver (also referred to as carer and care partner) is any person who takes on a generally unpaid caring role providing emotional, physical, or practical support in response to an illness, disability, or age-related needs. The purpose […]

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