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CanAge calls on federal party leaders to fix seniors’ care, ensure vaccinations and protect finances

For immediate release TORONTO ON, AUG 23 – CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is calling on federal party leaders to commit to three clear actions in their election platforms, all of which are critical to protect and improve the lives and well-being of older voters. Elections Canada data shows that 8 in 10 people […]

Reports of elder abuse soar in Canada as COVID-19 further isolates vulnerable seniors

We sent the following press release on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Toronto ON, June 15—June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. To mark this important annual day of awareness CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is teaming up with longstanding partners Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario (EAPO) and the Canadian Network for the Prevention […]

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 […]

BC budget leaves seniors behind

Toronto, ON, April 21—CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is warning that the Government of BC’s new budget leaves seniors behind in urgent areas, despite promising investments in health and homecare. Critically absent from the budget was mention of long-overdue investments in the province’s adult immunization program—BC lags behind the rest of the country in […]

New federal budget takes many important promising steps for older Canadians, stops short of fundamental change

Toronto, ON, April 19—CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is encouraged by key investments for older Canadians in the new federal budget but warns that many areas of urgent action remain noticeably absent in today’s announcement by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. The leading advocacy organization, which represents a diverse national membership base of older people […]

CanAge applauds long-term care investment in new Nova Scotia budget—warns of critical funding gaps

Toronto ON, March 26 — CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors Advocacy Organization, is applauding the significant investments committed to long-term care in Nova Scotia’s newly announced 2021 budget while cautioning that critical funding gaps persist that threaten the lives and well-being of older people in the province. “There are some real wins here for vulnerable older […]

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 […]

Canada scores failing grade on vaccinating seniors in scathing new report

Leading advocacy organization calls for immediate prioritization of vaccination Toronto, February 23, 2021: CanAge, Canada’s national seniors advocacy organization, has released a groundbreaking report assigning each province and territory a grade on their immunization efforts—a core pillar of protecting the health of older adults. ‘Adult Vaccination in Canada: Cross-Country Report Card 2021’, the first report […]

Seniors in long-term care left behind again

Leading advocacy organization calls for immediate prioritization of vaccination TORONTO, December 10, 2020 – CanAge, Canada’s national seniors’ advocacy organization, is concerned that the COVID vaccine will not be made immediately available to residents and workers in long-term care homes. Instead, vaccines will be delivered to 14 “delivery sites” across the country, to which people […]

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