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CARP is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to advocating for a New Vision of Aging for Canada, social change that will bring financial security, equitable access to health care and freedom from discrimination. CARP seeks to ensure that the marketplace serves the needs and expectations of our generation and provides value-added benefits, products and services to our members. Through our network of chapters across Canada, CARP is dedicated to building a sense of community and shared values among our members in support of CARP’s mission.

Media contact: advocacy@carp.ca 416-607-2475

 

 

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

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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

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CARP Pre-budget submission

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      “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

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CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Care Strategy

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  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

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CMA, CARP challenge candidates to adopt National Seniors Strategy

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      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

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CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members May 30

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MEDIA ADVISORY May 29, 2014   What: The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back When: Friday, May 30th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm‎ Media Availability – 1:00 pm Where: AM 740 Studio at the ZoomerPlex [Liberty Village]              70 Jefferson Avenue              Parking – buzz … Read more

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CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members May 30

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MEDIA ADVISORY [Hold the date]   May 27, 2014 CARP Debate: Sousa, Elliott and DiNovo to address CARP members What: The CARP Debate™ – Ontario Votes 2014 on Goldhawk Fights Back When: Friday, May 30th – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm‎ Media Availability – 1:00 pm Where:AM 740 Studio at the ZoomerPlex [Liberty Village]             70 Jefferson Avenue     … Read more

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CARP welcomes Ontario Pension Plan to help provide a decent retirement

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2014 CARP welcomes Ontario Pension Plan to help provide a decent retirement Toronto, ON: CARP members will welcome the leadership of Ontario in proposing a province wide pension plan to allow Ontarians to better save for their retirement. CARP calls on the other provinces to provide similar plans to provide access for all Canadians In … Read more

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MEDIA AVAILABILITY: to comment on Ontario Pension Plan anticipated in Budget 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2014 CARP anticipates Ontario Pension Plan to help provide a decent retirement for all Ontarians: Ontario Budget 2014 Toronto, ON: CARP members look forward to the leadership of Ontario in proposing a province wide pension plan to allow Ontarians to better save for their retirement. CARP calls on the other provinces to provide similar plans … Read more

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VAST MAJORITY OF CARP MEMBERS TOUCHED BY DEMENTIA; UNIVERSAL AGREEMENT PROBLEM IS GROWING, NOT ENOUGH BEING DONE – CARP POLL™

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2014 Toronto, ON: The vast majority of CARP members polled have been touched by dementia in their lives – either living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia or being personally acquainted with someone with dementia. This suggests that the scope of the dementia problem is far greater than generally expected; certainly the impact on … Read more

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