Innovation Summit for Seniors’ Transportation

Innovation Summit for Seniors Transportation

Canada’s first ever summit on seniors’ transportation May 12, 2022Online, free to attend Watch the recording This event has passed! On May 12th 2022, join us for a trailblazing national event to help future-proof transportation in Canada. This virtual event, hosted on Zoom, is the culmination of F.A.S.T. Track – a national initiative supporting transportation innovation, led […]

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!

Ontario MPP introduces Bill to combat social isolation

Conservative MPP Lindsey Park introduced a Bill yesterday in the legislature pushing the Ontario government to prioritize addressing social isolation and loneliness–an issue that has become a crisis alongside the pandemic. Bill 104, Connected Communities Act, 2022 requires the Government of Ontario to maintain a strategy that aims to reduce instances of loneliness and social […]

Webinar: Senior women and the pandemic

Senior women and the pandemic - webinar on March 1st at 5 PM ET

Mar 1, 20225:00 PM ET COVID-19 has highlighted the inequities faced by senior women. For example:  Rates of loneliness and mental health issues in older women have increased during the #COVID19 pandemic. Older women workers are returning to the labour market at a slower rate than any other group – many are helping with childcare […]

Seniors now owed paper bills from communications service providers

Canada’s Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission recently decided that communications service providers, including phone and cable companies, must provide paper bills upon request to seniors. This is a win for many older people who rely on paper bills to manage their personal finances and payments, and grants them fair freedom of choice in how they […]

Conversations about Social Inclusion: Age and Ageism

Age & Ageism webinar on Feb 28th.

Mon, Feb 28, 20227:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST Vaughan Public Libraries’ 2022 Lecture Series opens with a conversation on issues of social inclusion, optimal aging and how age-friendly and inclusive communities can improve the lives of older adults. Presented by Laura Tamblyn Watts, Founder, President and CEO of CanAge.

Help fill critical gaps in data around the seniors’ transportation in Canada

Older woman in van looking out of window and wearing a mask

Across Canada, countless seniors face social isolation and negative health outcomes due to lack of transportation that meets their needs. But before we can fix the problem, we need more information.  That’s where you can help. F.A.S.T. (funding accelerator for seniors transportation) Track is a national initiative supporting transportation innovation, led by HelpAge Canada and […]

National Indigenous Veterans Day: We have a duty to remember and reflect

By: Lisa Hartford, CanAge Today is National Indigenous Veterans Day. At CanAge, we’re taking a pause to learn about their tremendous contributions to Canadian history, but also of their mistreatment upon their return home. This year marks the 107th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and the 76th anniversary of the Second […]

CanAge study on intergenerational connection shows significant results

CanAge, in collaboration with InterGen Studio™, launched a survey in June 2021 to collect input from olderadults, youth and other stakeholders about their experiences with social isolation, their relationships withothers of varying ages and their interest in participating in intergenerational activities. ‘Intergenerational’ means ‘interactions involving different generations of people, such as older adults, adult children […]

Your questions answered: October Edition

We constantly receive important questions from our members and always do our best to respond quickly and directly. Recently, we starting inviting people to submit their questions in our monthly newsletter, and their permission to share the answers on our website for the benefit of others. Here are some recent questions we’ve received from people […]

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