CARP and the CMA Host Roundtable During Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown, PEI

Susan with PEI’s Premier Robert Ghiz, host of 2014 Council of the Federation meetings, and Frank Swedlove, President of Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association

CARP recently visited Charlottetown, PEI to raise seniors health care as a priority in parallel to the Premiers’ Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown. CARP co-hosted with the Canadian Medial Association (CMA) a seniors roundtable, which brought together various experts, politicians, and members of the public to discuss the importance a national senior’s strategy. Many important elements of a … Read more

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Canadians want Ottawa to take bigger role in guiding public health, survey shows

Canadian Healthcare

On August 26th, 2014, The Globe and Mail published an article on the latest Nanos Research survey that said a vast majority of Canadians, 83% in fact, agree that the federal government aught to take a leadership role in Canadian public health care.   What follows is an excerpt from the Globe article.  Click here to read the full article via … Read more

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The Middle-Aged Guide to Growing Up: Everyday Hero

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By A. Boomer A. Boomer is a CARP member who shares his experiences growing up middle aged, every two weeks in the CARP ActionOnline newsletter. He is back by popular demand with his new blog, The Middle Aged Guide to Growing Up, after completing his previous blog, the Caregiver’s Diary, which concluded upon the death of the parents for whom … Read more

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Canadian Healthcare Needs to Tackle Dementia


Editor’s Note: Susan Eng’s latest column for the Huffington Post was published on September 8th, 2014.  You may read it as well as Susan’s past columns via the Huffington Post website. News that Spirit of the West vocalist, John Mann, has early onset Alzheimer’s is the latest in a series of wake up calls that Canada needs to get ready … Read more

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Wandering can be Deadly: A List of Resources for Caregivers Looking after Dementia Sufferers


Editor’s Note: Following a tragic hit and run accident that took place Wednesday August 6th in the evening, CBC news published the following article urging caregivers to take precautions… A Canadian family is grieving after an 83-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease was struck and killed by a vehicle on Highway 400 in the Toronto-area.  The driver has turned himself … Read more

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Recap of CMA-CARP Seniors Care Challenge


Leading up to the June 30, 2014 by-elections, CARP and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) partnered together on a Seniors Care Challenge. The challenge asked all candidates in the four by-elections, the Ontario ridings of Trinity-Spadina and Scarborough-Agincourt and the Alberta ridings of MacLeod and Fort McMurray-Athabasca, to endorse or reject 12 specific elements of a pan-Canadian seniors strategy. The … Read more

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CARP talks Health Care Transformation with Ontario’s new Deputy Minister of Health

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CARP met with Ontario’s new Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Bob Bell, on July 25, 2014 and introduced CARP’s advocacy work in health and the need for health care transformation, an area that CARP has increasingly been pushing for. CARP emphasized to the former president of the University Health Network, a network of 4 major hospitals and research centres in … Read more

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Chance to win a copy of the August CARP Book Club pick


The Hundred-Foot Journey is the August CARP Book Club pick! Email for a chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies! The CARP Book Club is reading Richard C. Morais’ the 100 Foot Journey this August! Watch the trailer:   Hard copy or e-reader   Independent Retailers  

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Ontario Drives Ahead with ORPP: Refresher and Update


CARP members will no doubt recall that the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) was first proposed in the minority Liberal Government’s 2014 Budget tabled May 1st, 2014. The budget was not adopted in May  because the Opposition parties  triggered an election. On June 12th 2014, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals were re-elected with a majority government and two days later (June 14th) … Read more

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Ontario Budget Underway

Ontario budget 2013

CARP before the Standing Committee to implement Ontario’s Budget On July 21, 2014, CARP presented before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at Queen’s Park on Ontario’s budget implementation bill. Susan Eng, VP Advocacy, highlighted the support of our members for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) and that our members want to see other provinces follow suit. … Read more

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