CanAge scoring upcoming federal budget on announcements for seniors

In preparation for the reveal of Canada’s new federal budget on Monday, April 19th, we’ve created a “digital scoreboard” to collect and track investments in support of our members and all older Canadians. You’ll be able to easily see what we recommended in our pre-budget submission, whether or not each item was included in the […]

New study explores experiences of older workers with early onset dementia


A groundbreaking new study by research group [email protected] (affiliated with Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON)  is exploring how employers are affected by workers who are diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment and early onset dementia while they are still working.  As more people continue working past retirement, and with the serious stigma facing people experiencing cognitive decline (in addition […]

Contribute to the Development of Canada’s National Long-Term Care (LTC) Services Standard

CanAge is advocating tirelessly for the creation of Long-Term Care National Quality Standards as a long overdue measure to safeguard some of our most vulnerable seniors across the country. As such, we wholeheartedly support and endorse the joint work of “the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), Health Standards Organization (HSO), and Canadian Standards Association (CSA Group) in […]

Alarming new report on COVID-19 deaths in long-term care reinforces CanAge’s calls for change

CIHI (Canadian Institute for Health Information) and the National Institute on Ageing (NIA) have released an urgent new report detailing the fatal impact of the first and second waves of COVID-19 on seniors in Canadian long-term care homes. The report, entitled ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care in Canada: Focus on the First 6 […]

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 […]

Aging Your Way: Creating an Age-Inclusive Canada, Together

The Toronto Public Library and CanAge Educational Speaker Series: Aging Your Way: Creating an Age-Inclusive Canada, Together, kicked off on March 15th with Adult Vaccinations: Which ones to get and why? Recording and free vaccination resources are available at Our next talk in the series is ‘Using Technology to Stay Connected’. Learn how to […]

Alberta to cover flu shot specifically formulated for seniors in 2021-2022 season

“Alberta has shown real leadership by protecting seniors against influenza. We congratulate them for meeting NACI standards in this area. Now the issue of ease of access to the vaccinations will come into play,” according to Laura Tamblyn Watts, CanAge President and CEO. Starting in the 2021-2022 flu season, seniors in Alberta will be eligible […]

NEW REPORT: Adult Vaccination in Canada: Cross-Country Report Card

Vaccine Report Card

On February 23, we 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 of its kind in Canada, culminates a nation-wide objective assessment of how effectively each province and […]

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