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An Adult Conversation on Medically Assisted Dying, September 26

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    Media Advisory Toronto, ON: September 16, 2014   Join us: DATE: September 26, 2014 TIME: 10am – 12noon. Media Arrival time is 9:45 am PLACE: The ZoomerPlex, 70 Jefferson Avenue in Liberty Village Open to the public: RSVP by Sept 23 to rsvp@zoomermedia.ca – space is limited Media availability following Forum Hear from those at the front lines … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Press Releases

It’s time to make seniors care a national priority: CARP and CMA to host parallel roundtable at Premier’s meeting in Charlottetown

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      For Immediate Release Ottawa, Toronto (Aug. 25, 2014) – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) will co-host a seniors care roundtable on Aug. 28 in Charlottetown as a parallel event to the Council of Federation meeting. Ministers, MPs and the Mayor of Charlottetown have been invited to the roundtable and … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Press Releases, Uncategorized

CARP Pre-budget submission

Parliament Hill Ottawa

      “Fight Seniors’ Poverty, Eliminate RRIFs, Jobs for Older Workers and Better Pensions in Federal Budget” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 6, 2014 Toronto, ON: In its pre-budget submission filed today, CARP calls on the federal government to fight seniors’ poverty with increased income supports, relaxed GIS rules and specific measures to counteract the OAS changes for the most … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, National, Press Releases

CARP LGBT/RRIF Poll Report

GAY PRIDE FLAG

Key Findings – LGBT Seniors July 14, 2014: CARP members identify as LGBT at the same rate as the general populace 65 years and older, and are just as likely to know someone who is gay, but they are about half as likely to have a gay family member. On the other hand, they are more likely than the general … Read more

Posted in 2013 CARP Poll Reports, Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

CARP Age Friendly Cities Poll Report

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Key Findings – Age-Friendly Environments June 27, 2014: The plurality of CARP members live in medium sized cities, and the vast majority find them age-friendly (although most just say “somewhat” age-friendly). Items that would improve the age-friendliness of their environments include housing, both accessible and affordable, more political inclusion and better transit. The minority has encountered barriers to social engagement … Read more

Posted in 2013 CARP Poll Reports, Your Rights

CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Care Strategy

Doctor-and-Patient

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Care Strategy Open letter to federal by-election candidates   Ottawa, Toronto (June 27, 2014) — A majority of the candidates but only two of the three major parties in Monday’s federal by-elections have committed to a National Seniors Care Strategy in response to the CMA-CARP Challenge. The Canadian … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Campaigns, CARP in the News, News, Press Releases, Your Health

CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Strategy

CMA and CARP

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Open letter to federal by-election candidates Ottawa, Toronto (June 16, 2014) —The Canadian Medical Association and CARP have come together to issue a challenge today to all candidates in the four June 30 federal by-elections to endorse or reject specific elements of a pan-Canadian seniors care strategy. The Seniors Care Challenge asks the candidates if they … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, National, News, Press Releases

The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back

The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back

Be sure to catch the CARP debate if you missed it on May 30th, 2014. Gearing up for the Ontario election, CARP hosted a debate with the following Candidates: Charles Sousa (Liberal), Christine Elliott (Conservative) and Cheri DiNovo (NDP). If you are new to the CARP Debate, you are in for a treat! This is no stiff (and frankly unproductive) … Read more

Posted in CARP Action TV, CARP in the News, Top Stories, Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

CARPAction Online Newsletters

ReportandBriefs

CARPAction Online is CARP Advocacy’s bi-monthly advocacy only newsletter including the latest advocacy news, member polls, reports, articles, policy papers and submissions. To read our latest newsletter or to subscribe, click here 2012-2014 editions of CARPAction Online. For earlier editions, visit our CARPAction Online Archive. For a full list of CARP’s poll results, visit our CARP Poll Reports page. CARPAction … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, Resources

Watch The CARP Debate – Ontario Votes 2014

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[VIDEO] Candidates interviewed on AM740 debate issues that affect the quality of life for Canadians as we age – including healthcare, retirement security, continuing care, and elder abuse; issues that particularly resonate with CARP members, among Ontario’s most politically engaged voters. … Read more

Posted in Advocacy, CARP Action TV, Resources