The Federal government instituted a National Seniors Day in 2011, and CARP has since participated in recognizing this day with flag raisings at City Hall’s across Canada to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our country and continue to make valuable contributions to Canadian communities, workplaces and society.
This year in Toronto, internationally renowned musician, Liona Boyd was a featured speaker, in support of CARP’s campaign for improved support for the millions of caregivers.
Toronto City Councillor, Josh Matlow, (Ward 22, St. Paul’s) Chair of Toronto’s Senior Strategy subcommittee, and Toronto’s “Seniors Advocate” along with Councillor for Scarborough Ward 39, Hon. Jim Karygiannis spoke about our city’s plan for an age-friendly Toronto along with CARP Directors, Wade Poziomka and Anthony Quinn and Toronto CARP Chapter Chair, Adina Lebo. Music was provided by jazz duo, Juliet Dunn and Peter Shea.