CARP is Making a Difference

CARP  is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, promoting social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from age discrimination

There are 300,000+ CARP Members across Canada and we are building a strong spirit of community and inclusiveness within our Membership. CARP celebrates people of all backgrounds, gender, values, abilities, family status, age, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.

CARP believes an aging population is a societal challenge and not just a concern for people once they hit a certain age or life stage. That’s why we removed the requirement to be 50 years old to join and why we emphasize creating positive intergenerational relationships. And you certainly don’t have to be retired to be a member.

ABC’s of CARP: Advocacy, Benefits, Community 

Advocacy 
CARP is the national leader in advancing the needs and interests of Canadians as we age. Politicians and the media listen to and consult with CARP on all matters relating to an aging society, including :

  • pension reform;
  • issues facing the health care system;
  • the importance of caregivers;
  • the rights of older workers;
  • the need to eliminate elder abuse;
  • creating age friendly communities and much more

Each and every new Member strengthens our collective voice. That’s what gives our advocacy its clout and gets results with politicians and policy-makers. And that’s why we need you!

We stand for the solidarity between generations to build a more inclusive, healthier and civil society.

Benefits
In addition to adding your voice to CARP’s mission, you will have access to a variety of discounts on a wide range of products and services, including:

  • insurance;
  • travel and accommodation;
  • car rentals;
  • cell phones;
  • optical services and hearing devices;
  • fitness programs;
  • home care services and more.

And for one very low price you will get 9 issues of Zoomer magazine, Canada’s leading lifestyle magazine targeted at Canadians 45+.

Community
CARP’s Community Chapters give Members an opportunity to get directly involved and advocate locally. Share your ideas, your talent and your experience to take action and make a difference right where you live. You’ll make new friends and meet interesting people. We encourage all Members to get involved in their area Chapter. Members in Community Chapters play an important role in shaping public policy. They also enjoy the camaraderie and fun that comes with getting involved in one of our 60 Chapters across Canada.

CARP : Our Voice is Your Voice—Your Voice is Our Voice.
So join us, won’t you? Click here and become a member for as little as $14.95 for one year.

For the bios of the executives of CARP, please click here.

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