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Welcome to CARP. Our 300,000 members advocate for improved healthcare and financial security for Canadians as we age while enjoying great discounts and benefits.

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“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.”

- Moses Znaimer, CARP President
 

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:

  • Increasing the Canada’s Pension Plan (CPP): Pensions will increase from 25 % to 33 % of earnings. Eligible pension earnings will increase from $ 54,000 to $ 82,700 annually.
  • Restoring Old Age Security (OAS) Eligibility to 65: In 2012, PM Harper raised the eligibility age to 67. In 2016, it was restored to 65.
  • Securing $3 Billion in Homecare Funding: In 2017 the Federal Budget announced $3 billion in funding and extended commitment to $ 6 billion over 10 years.
  • An Extra $1,000 a Year for Canada’s Poorest Seniors
  • Reduced Senior’s Drug Co-pays in Ontario and Nova Scotia and influencing the Government to add new drugs to provincial formularies.
 

Be sure to check out CARP’s Impact Report.

 

CARP's Top 5 Priorities for 2017

1. Improving Pensioner Protection

2. Combating Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care Homes

3. Enhancing Support for Caregivers

4. Holding the Federal Government to Healthcare Promises

5. Protecting Investors Financial Security

 

Click here to read CARP's 2016 -2017 Impact Report.

 

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.

Chapters

Many CARP members are active participants in their local chapters. Our chapters are active advocates who work for local change while supporting national efforts too. Many CARP chapters also sponsor events of interest to those who are 45+ in their communities. See below for a list of current chapters.

You can join CARP and your local chapter at the same time by selecting your local chapter below and clicking the 'Join Now' button.

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Chapter 1
Sharron Callahan, President
709-690-1238
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Chapter 36
Gwen Kavanagh, President
705-252-4756
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Chapter 52
Peter Howarth, President
647-918-4802
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Chapter 17
Ron Singer, President
519-771-9287
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Chapter 10
Greg McCaffrey, President
403-256-1181
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Chapter 43
Anthony Quinn, President
416-607-2476
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Chapter 14
Linda Flemington, President
705-888-9204
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Chapter 54
Bob Stinson, President
705-457-3919
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Chapter 3
Tom Carrothers, President
905-319-7345
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Chapter 23
Karen Bailey Romanko & Brenda McLennan, President
250-426-5021
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Chapter 35
Murray Etherington, President
416-997-0919
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Chapter 58
Debbie Dale, President
705-706-9317
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Chapter 31
John Meguerian, President
905-931-3863
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Chapter 12
Tim Hicks, President
604-522-9020
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Chapter 4
Elizabeth Dunbar, President
604-926-8173
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Chapter 22
Ian McDonald, President
902-495-8284
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Chapter 26
Rick Baker, President
613-794-3060
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Chapter 59
Kerry Swann, President
306-535-3470
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Chapter 60
Geoff Cowman, President
604-352-5714
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Chapter 29
Renate Crizzle, President
416-282-9890
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Chapter 9
Hugh Kruzel, President
705-618-9510
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Chapter 2
Anthony Quinn, President
416-607-2476
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Chapter 45
Geoff Cowman, President
604-240-8085
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Chapter 11
Ramona Kaptyn, President
778-294-0787
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Chapter 7
Larry Duffield, President
519-971-3713
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CARP Board Of Directors

Moses Znaimer

David Cravit

Maura Cohen

Ramona Kaptyn

Bill Van Gorder

CARP Team

Moses Znaimer

President

Laas Turnbull

Chief Operating Officer

Wanda Morris

Vice-President, Advocacy

David Sersta

Vice-President, Benefits and Partnerships

Lynn Kozak

Vice-President, Audience Development

Anthony Quinn

Director, Community Affairs

Tamara Cormack

Director, Communications

Marissa Semkiw

Director, Policy and Government Relations

Diana Wight

Manager, Affinity Partnerships and Business Development

Paula Annibale

Manager, Retention and Customer Experience

Jana Ray

Manager, Acquisitions

Christiane Boeck

Manager, Audience Development and External Opportunities

Maria Tassone

Officer, Communications

Ly Loungxay

Community and Membership Coordinator

Samantha Elliott

Digital and Database Coordinator

Financials and Bylaws

CARP is a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation. Below you will find the most recent audited financial statements, as well as the organization's bylaws.

Contact CARP Français

CARP is an advocacy group. We are unable to provide personal assistance or support for individuals. If you are an individual in a health crisis, please go to your local emergency department.

For support with your membership or magazine subscription, contact:
[email protected] or by phone: 1-833-211-2277.

For media Inquiries, contact [email protected] (for quickest reply) or toll free 1-888-363-2279, ext. 258.

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.

Membership Contact Details

To manage your CARP membership visit MyCarp

8799 Highway 89
Alliston, ON
L9R 1V1

Member Support: 1-833-211-2277

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CARP National Office


70 Jefferson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6K1Y4

Advocacy: [email protected]

Benefits: [email protected]

CARP & ZoomerMedia Limited

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.