September 30, 2014
CARP chapters from coast to coast will be joined by local politicians and dignitaries on October 1st to celebrate National Seniors Day by raising CARP flags at city halls and in their local communities. CARP flags will be raised not only to celebrate the contributions of seniors to better their communities, families, and workplaces, but also to remind local elected representatives that more is needed to improve the quality of life for all Canadians as we age.
“The attendance by BC Premier Christy Clark, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa and all three Toronto Mayoral candidates, the Mayors and councillors of the more than 30 cities and towns participating in this nationwide event, signifies the political importance of Canada’s most politically engaged voters”, said Susan Eng, VP Advocacy.
CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. CARP represents 350,000 members and 60 local CARP chapters across the country.