Revealing the Truth: Canada’s F-Rated Vaccine Report Card

Vaccine Report Card 2022-2023 September 11, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Revealing the Truth: Canada’s F-Rated Vaccine Report Card Flu, Shingles, Pneumonia and COVID19 Vaccines Need Immediate Action to keep adults healthy, health costs down and the economy moving Toronto, ON – Sept. 11, ’23 – In the third annual Vaccine Report Card (2022-23), CanAge, Canada’s […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

CanAge calls on Finance Minister to make complaints process against banks fair for seniors

CanAge co-wrote an open letter to federal Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland calling on her to establish a designated, single ombuds organization to handle consumer complaints. We’ve been advocating on this issue for some time, as current practices put customers (and especially seniors) at a major disadvantage when resolving disputes with banks. Older Canadians must […]

New Bill amends GIS eligibility to avoid lost income caused by CERB

New federal Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera has introduced Bill C-12 in Parliament, which would amend the Old Age Security Act to exclude any income received under CERB, CRB, the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit, the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit, and the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit for the purposes of calculating the amount of GIS and Allowance payable […]

Our new report shows provinces and territories still failing to vaccinate seniors

We’ve released our second ‘cross-country report card on adult vaccination in Canada’. The groundbreaking report, updated annually, assigns each province and territory a letter grade on how effective they are in vaccinating seniors against preventable diseases, using a data-driven scoring rubric. For the second year in a row, the report (the first of its kind […]

New ON Long-term Care Legislation is promising, but vague in important areas

CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is warning that while today’s newly announced long-term care legislation in Ontario takes several steps forward in critical areas for care in homes, it lacks clarity on many important details.  Long-Term Care Minister Rod Phillips introduced many long-awaited changes. This legislation embeds the roadmap toward ensuring four hours of […]

CanAge welcomes new federal Seniors Minister Kamal Khera, notes Ministry needs “real power”

Today, Canada received a new federal Minister of Seniors. Newly appointed Minister Kamal Khera, a Registered Nurse by trade and MP for Brampton West, is stepping into this crucial post at a pivotal time for older Canadians. CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, looks forward to working closely with Minister Khera to take urgent action […]

CanAge celebrates year of advocacy impact on National Seniors Day

National Seniors Day

TORONTO ON, OCT 1—CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is marking National Seniors Day with the release of its first-ever Impact Report. Since the organization’s launch at the onset of the COVID19 pandemic, CanAge has successfully advocated for more than 140 policy changes that directly protect and improve the lives of older Canadians and caregivers, including […]

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