“Federal and provincial governments need to hear from Canadians on policies and legislation that sooner or later affect us all. CARP ensures that older Canadians’ voices are heard in Parliament and that vital political promises are made and kept.”
CARP is Canada’s largest advocacy association for older Canadians. Formerly the Canadian Association for Retired Persons, today CARP has more than 300,000 members aged 50 plus. As a non-partisan association, CARP is committed to working with all parties in government to advocate for older Canadians. Its mission is to advocate for better healthcare, financial security, and freedom from ageism. CARP members engage in polls and petitions, email their elected representatives, connect with local chapters and share stories and opinions on urgent issues.
CARP membership support creates major changes in government policies and protects the dignity of Canadians as we age. Members are also rewarded with discounts on over 100 everyday products and services they know and love from CARP’s trusted partners.
Power in Numbers
In May 2017, Canada’s National Census revealed that for the first time ever seniors outnumber children in Canada. There are now 5.9 million seniors, compared to 5.8 million Canadians, 14 and under. Federal and provincial policy-making that affects older Canadians is more important now than it has ever been.
CARP and its Members Have Successfully Advocated For:
CARP's Top 5 Priorities for 2017
How is CARP funded?
CARP is a not-for-profit organization and does not receive government operating funding. Its advocacy mission is funded through CARP membership fees and through contributions from our affinity partnerships. Through its affiliation with Zoomer Media, CARP has access to multiple media platforms. Advertisers interested in reaching CARP’s audience provide a full slate of benefits to members, often covering the cost of membership.
CARP croit qu’une population vieillissante constitue un enjeu de société qui ne doit pas préoccuper seulement ceux qui atteignent un certain âge ou une certaine étape de leur vie. C’est pourquoi nous avons retiré l’exigence d’âge de 50 ans pour se joindre à notre organisation et que nous insistons sur la nécessité de créer des relations intergénérationnelles harmonieuses et positives. Nullement besoin d’être à la retraite pour devenir membre.
Advocacy is a key component of our mandate at CARP. As a grass-roots organization, we particularly value your input as CARP members. If you have a cause you believe we need to address, please tell us by filling out our Advocacy Cause Form here.
CARP operates under a unique business model. Through our affiliation with ZoomerMedia, CARP has access to multiple media platforms. ZoomerMedia’s advertisers interested in reaching CARP’s audience provide a full slate of benefits to members, often covering the cost of membership.
In some cases, clicking on links in CARPs website or emails will lead to landing pages on the Zoomer Media website.
From time to time, special offers to CARP members are described as CARP approved or CARP recommended. ZoomerMedia advertisers will be screened by CARP’s Due Diligence Committee in order to qualify for any CARP endorsement.