About - CARP

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 2018

1. Improving Pensioner Protection

2. RRIF Reform

3. Combating Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care Homes

4. Access to Housing

5. Promoting Fitness (our Stand (or sit) Up Straight! campaign)

Click here to read CARP's 2017-2018 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 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
226-922-9883
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Chapter 10
Greg McCaffrey, President
403-256-1181
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Chapter 43
Maria Mikelenas McLoughlin, President
416-607-7732
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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 1
Sharron Callahan, President
709-690-1238
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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 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
Kathleen Spatt, President
306-737-5387
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Chapter 60
Fred Harwood, 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
Gail Goldman, President
416-607-7732
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Chapter 45
Steve Pollock, President
604-349-2294
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Chapter 7
Larry Duffield, President
226-280-7745
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CARP Board Of Directors

Moses Znaimer

David Vickers

Bill Van Gorder

Ramona Kaptyn

Maura Cohen

David Cravit

CARP Team

Moses Znaimer

President

Laas Turnbull

Chief Operating Officer

Wanda Morris

Chief Advocacy And Engagement Officer

Laura Tamblyn Watts

Chief Public Policy Officer

Lynn Kozak

Vice-President, Audience Development

Marissa Semkiw

Director, Policy and Government Relations

Anthony Quinn

Director, Community Affairs

Jana Ray

Director, Partnerships and Audience Development

Diana Wight

Manager, Affinity Partnerships and Business Development

Paula Annibale

Manager, Retention and Customer Experience

Christiane Boeck

Manager, Audience Development and External Opportunities

Samantha Elliott

Manager, Audience Development and Internal Opportunities

Lisa Hartford

Lead, National Communications

Ly Loungxay

Lead, National Chapters

Beth Scott

Account Executive, Partnerships

Maria Tassone

Officer, Communications

Rebecca Swannick

Coordinator, Chapter Events

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

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 National Office


64 Jefferson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M6K1Y4

Advocacy: [email protected]

Benefits: [email protected]

Questions or Comments About Your CARP Membership

Here, you’ll find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about CARP membership. Some responses will provide an opportunity for you to log in to CARP’S Online Customer Care Portal at my.carp.ca, as seen below.

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To access your CARP member benefits, you must be registered.

First step is to register with your email address and password.
Then you will be able to sign in.

Visit CARP.ca/join to order your CARP membership.

Please log in to my.carp.ca. This is CARP's online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first. Once logged in, you may select "Give A Gift" at the top of the page.

Please log in to my.carp.ca. This is CARP's online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first. Here you will be able to update your mailing address.
If you are moving, please update your mailing address six weeks prior to your move to prevent correspondence being sent to your old address.

Please log in to my.carp.ca. This is CARP's online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first.
Here you will be able to:
1. add your email address
2. update your email address
3. remove your email address

Please log in to my.carp.ca This is CARP's online Customer Care Portal.
If you have not already done so, be sure to register first.
Here you will be able to unsubscribe from:
1. Selected CARP newsletters
2. CARP's 3rd party mail
3. telephone solicitation

Delivery time for a CARP membership card is 3-5 weeks from when your order is submitted. If you still have not received your CARP card after 5 weeks log in to my.carp.ca to confirm your Account has been set up and that we have your correct mailing address.
If everything is in order, please notify our customer service department at [email protected] to have the card re-issued to you.
Note, while in my.carp.ca you can print a temporary card until the actual one arrves BY CLICKING ON THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

Login in to my.carp.ca to confirm your account has been set up and that we have your correct mailing address.
If everything is in order, please notify our customer service department at [email protected] to have a welcome package and member benefit guide issued to you.
Note, while in my.carp.ca you can view the member benefit guide BY CLICKING ON THE LINK AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

In order to log in to my.carp.ca you must register first with your email address and password. If you have registered and are having trouble logging in, please double check that you have entered your information correctly. If you still cannot access your account, please follow the steps below to reset your CARP.ca password.
You can request a password reset by clicking on the "Forgot Password" link found at my.carp.ca. (See below)

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After clicking the link you will receive an email from CARP.ca. Follow the instructions below to reset your password.
Password Reset: Open the email from CARP.ca with the Subject "Reset your CARP.ca Password". Please note the password reset link found in this email will expire after 24 hours.

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Enter the password in the "New Password" and "Confirm Password" fields then click "Set Password".

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You will see a confirmation that your password has been reset. Click "Back to Login".

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Sign in with the email address associated with your CARP account and enter the new password you just created and click "Sign in".

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If you continue to experience problems, please email us at [email protected] providing your complete name, address and telephone number we can reach you at.

We will notify you by mail when it is time to renew your subscription. By renewing promptly, you can avoid both an interruption in service and future renewal reminders.
For faster service, renew at carp.ca/renew.
Or you may contact us at [email protected]

Log in to my.carp.ca select auto-renewal.
You will be notified before being charged each year.
Your membership will then renew automatically each year at our guranteed lowest rate. You can cancel at any time.

Your membership support is important to us.
If you have any other questions, contact us at:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: CARP - 8799 Highway 89 Alliston, ON L9R 1V1
Phone: 1-833-211-2277
Chat: Live Agent

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.