advocacy

CARP National and Alberta Chapters Get Down to Business in Edmonton

Susan Eng addresses members attending the Edmonton Chapter's Annual General Meeting

CARP in Edmonton Susan Eng was in Edmonton on May 1st and 2nd for a series of events and meetings, including meetings with the government. Edmonton Chapter Chair Bernice Rempel, and Calgary Chapter Advisor Louise Yarrow, also attended the meeting with Alberta Minister of Finance, Hon. Doug Horner, to express CARP’s concerns regarding the Alberta government’s proposed changes to the … Read more

Posted in Your Finances, Your Health, Your Rights

CARP’s Carol Libman Invites you to see “A Life Beyond Doubt” in March 2014

Carol Libman Head Shot

TORONTO, ON  She’s 85 and boy is she still going strong! “I hope the gods of longevity don’t get me for that one!” She adds with a chuckle. Her name is Carol Libman and she’s been answering questions for CARP members since 1988. Her writing career has taken her to The Montreal Gazette, several weekly newspapers and magazines, as well … Read more

Posted in Community

Issues Concerning the Fire Within the L’Isle-Verte

In response to the tragic fire that claimed lives within the L’Isle-Verte, Quebec, seniors’ residence, CARP was asked by many media outlets to outline the history of long term care and senior residence fires, what CARP has recommended in the past, and what CARP recommends in light of this most recent and unfortunate event. Please find below excerpts and links … Read more

Posted in Scarborough

CARP Member Callout: E-mail and/or Call your Federal and Provincial Ministers of Finance Before They Meet December 16th!

CARP Member Callout: E-mail and/or Call your Federal and Provincial Ministers of Finance Before They Meet December 16th!

CARP is urging federal and provincial governments to act on CPP enhancement. CARP members expressed their concerns about the attack on OAS in 2012, now politicians won’t help us save better on our own. If you support a modest increase to the CPP, then this is the opportunity to make sure the key politicians hear from you. The official position … Read more

Posted in CPP: Time to Act, Your Finances, Your Rights

Scarborough CARP August Newsletter

The August Edition of the Scarborough CARP Newsletter is now out. In case you missed it in your inbox, please find it below. Carp chapter newsletter final aug 8 2013 from Scarborough Carp

Posted in Scarborough

Elder abuse is still top of mind

Actor Mickey Rooney testifies before the U.S. Congress about his experience with elder abuse

  CARP has been fighting for the end of elder abuse for many years.  Despite significant progress, including greater public awareness of the issue, support for caregivers, and legislative changes to the criminal code, elder abuse is still too common an occurrence. Elder abuse is defined by the World Health Organization as “a single or repeated act, or lack of … Read more

Posted in Your Rights

Video on Older Drivers – Perception versus Reality

Headline: Video on Older Drivers – Perception versus Reality Watch this short video: This is a 3-minute update on some innovative research to enhance the safety of older drivers. It aims to identify those drivers that are unsafe to drive, rather than to categorize all older drivers as unsafe to drive. There are many negative perceptions about older drivers – … Read more

Posted in Scarborough

Paper Bill Surcharges Advocacy Update

paper bill stock image

November 16, 2012 –CARP received many calls of concern from our members about new fees for paper bills and statements from a variety of service providers. Internet, phone, and/or utility service providers and some banks have recently started to charge their customers $2.00 per mailed paper bill or statement in an attempt to encourage customers to switch to online billing. … Read more

Posted in Your Rights

Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada?

Senior Woman and Caregiver

April 20, 2012 – The Health Council of Canada (HCC) released a study on homecare in Canada entitled, Seniors in need, caregivers in distress: What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada? The report supports CARP’s advocacy on the importance and cost-effectiveness of homecare and caregiver support as part of an integrated system of continuing care helping seniors … Read more

Posted in Uncategorized, Your Health

Welcome to the St. John`s-Avalon Chapter #1

The St. John’s-Avalon Chapter of CARP has been in existence for almost two decades. It is composed of CARP members who volunteer their time, talents and sense of community to advance the mission of CARP and to keep members informed of the Advocacy, Benefits and Community activities of CARP. Consistent with the objectives of CARP as a national organization, the … Read more

Posted in St Johns Avalon